Brooklyn venue McCarren Pool to receive massive cash injection

But will bands still play at re-opened pool?

Outdoor Brooklyn venue McCarren Pool is set to receive a massive injection of funds which will see the venue turned back into a swimming pool again.

The new swimming pool will be significantly smaller than the current size, which has been unused for many years.

The past two summers have seen the pool used as a venue for shows, which have included performances from the likes of Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Shins and the Beastie Boys first-ever Brooklyn show last week.

The Department of Parks and Recreation are asking the public for their say in the future of the pool, with the only set stipulations being that the bathhouse and entry arch be preserved, that there is a swimming pool and that a year-round recreation centre is created.

One of the options in the survey is to vote for the pool to be used a concert/film venue which would allow the shows to continue in addition to using the pool for it’s original purpose.

There is also an option to vote for the centre to house an ice/roller skating rink.

–By our New York staff.

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