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Splash Cans: Would You Go Swimming in a Dumpster?

A few Summers ago, there were infamous pool parties in an empty, decrepit old pool in Brooklyn. (Think drinking, music, and slip 'n' slides.) Now there's a new pool in the borough — and this time it's full. One exception — there always is there — it's in a dumpster. The dumpsters have been cleaned and lined and filled with water that's not from the Hudson, so . . . what could be so bad?

The UrbanEye at the New York Times went there to check out the now not-so-secret spot. Would you jump in?

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sloane220 sloane220 8 years
hell no, it's bad enough worrying about someone peeing in the water next to me, but swimming around in a dumpster? i don't think so. the hipsters are always pulling some weird s**t out in bk.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
Hah! We could all use a little more news like that today. Too bad they didn't sink those babies in the ground like huge jacuzzi's.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
There's no way the health department wouldn't put up a fuss if they weren't cleaned properly. I think it's worse to be in a pool with babies in their diapers. Gross.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Nope. I'm not a fan of swimming pools though.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I doubt I'd go swimming in a dumpster but since Toronto has a city workers strike and all the pools/parks are being used as temporary dump sites, then this could be an easy solution for those in the city missing city-run pools.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Hipster or Homeless to new lows; god luv ya Brooklyn
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Could be totally fun thing out of the ordinary to do.. but yah, I'd need it repainted and Kilz'd before I'm jumping in :D
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