POOL PROJECT: August 29, Sunset Park

by elizabeth | August 31st, 2010

Sunset Park features gorgeous views of New York City, the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey, and the harbor itself. On Sunday afternoon, the park was crowded with families and friends seeking recreation (volleyball, playground, just hanging out). It’s nice to see that this beautiful spot is also so well-used!

Sunset Park pool was built in the rush of WPA projects, and opened in 1936. The diamond-motif brickwork on the building is really attractive, and the whole area is well-kept. This pool is Olympic-sized, and features an area for lap swimming and an area for free play.

My pal from way back in high school days, Ian Stearns (check out us singing “Juanita” together here), came with me, as well as trooper Sarah Landreth (this is her 6th pool with me this summer!).

Here are some views from right in front of the pool building:

STATUS: 27 down, 8 to go

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elizabeth! is a vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter working in NYC and Los Angeles. Originally from Vermont, she studied neuroscience at Harvard before moving to NYC to play, tour, and record with jazz musicians, indie rockers, pop stars and more. Her new album of original jazzy pop tunes was just released on Canopy Jazz!

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