No Community Pool? Go Dumpster Diving!

Artists in Brooklyn are filling a void by converting construction dumpsters into swimming pools.
July 10, 2009, 2pm PDT | Nate Berg
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Writing for Ready Made, Andrew Wagner explains how the pools developed.

"In my book, there's nothing like a dip in the ocean but when that's not a possibility there's almost always a pool somewhere nearby. But what about when that's not the case? I was mulling this over last week when my friend, Steve Macdonald of Ramblin' Worker, dropped me a line to tell me about some pool parties he had heard about in Brooklyn that he thought I might be interested in checking out.

Any pool party generally sounds pretty good to me but this particular one piqued my interest more than usual. 'I was in NYC last week and went to see [a friend's] project,' Steve wrote me. 'He is making pools out of dumpsters.'"

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Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Ready Made
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