Since lots of people have asked, yes, there WILL be concerts in 2008. Enjoy them while they last.Via Curbed:
McCarren Pool will get a $50 million overhaul starting at the end of the year. "Preliminary designs" were presented by Rogers Marvel. Here is a summary: the new pool will cover almost 70 percent of the space of the old one--significantly more than had been expected. The pool will be able to handle about 1,500 people. It will wrap around a concrete area that will just into the middle of the space in a U-shape. Architects are calling this area "the beach," as it will have water on three sides. The diving pool, which has been filled in, will be rebuilt. (There is also a long-term plan to rebuild the wading pool.) In the winter, some of the space will be used as an ice skating rink. One of the big existing structures to the right of the entrance will be converted to community space. The building on the left will be turned into a gym. There's also talk of putting a cafe atop the main entrance building. The rebuild means the end of big concerts at the pool, although the space could be used for some performances in the spring and fall when the pool and/or ice rink are closed. Come the end of summer '08, it will be time to kiss concerts at McCarren Pool goodbye.• JULY 2008: ABC: Decomposing body found near pool
• FEBRUARY 2008: Gothamist: The Future of McCarren Park Pool
• JANUARY 2008: NY Magazine: McCarren Park Pool to Be Commandeered by Children, Not Just Overgrown Ones
• AUGUST 2007: VILLAGE VOICE: The Back Tattoos of McCarren Pool Park
• JUNE 2007: FREEwilliamsburg: Planning Session for McCarren Park Pool Improvements This Wed., June 13
• MAY 2007: JellyNYC announces partial Pool Parties Line-Up
• APRIL 2007: FREEwilliamsburg/NY Times: McCarren Park Pool To Become a Functioning Swimming Pool Again...
• APRIL 2007: FREEwilliamsburg: Jam Bands To Transform McCarren Park Into Patchouli-Infested Hacky Sack Land
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• APRIL 2007: Brooklyn Eagle: Condominium development along the perimeter of McCarren Park
• APRIL 2007: VBS: Toxic Brooklyn: Get to know the
neighborhood. [Watch the whole series here]
• JULY 2006: SPIN: Brooklyn Pool Party!
• JULY 2006: NEW YORK TIMES "Dive In, the Music's Fine: New York Rock Shows Move Outdoors"
• MAY 2006: Gothamist: McCarren Park Pool Controversy
• APRIL 2006: FREEwilliamsburg: Live Nation, A Spin-Off Of Clear Channel, Discovers Williamsburg