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Dumpster Pools Heading to New York

The City of New York is planning to open three public temporary "dumpster pools" in Manhattan during August.

The pools are made from refinished construction dumpsters, an idea that picked up last summer in New York.

"With Grand Central Terminal and the MetLife Building serving as a backdrop, the pools will be above ground, encircled by a five-foot-wide metal deck with a nonstick rubber surface, and accompanied by several changing-room cabanas, portable showers and portable toilets.

The pools, which will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., are part of the city's Summer Streets initiative, now entering its third year, which closes off long stretches of Park Avenue and other streets to cars and trucks."

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