Public city pools open for the summer

This article originally appeared in The Daily News.

BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:23 AM
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Parks Commisioner Mitchell Silver kicked off outdoor pool season at Crotona Outdoor Pool in the Bronx.

Everybody jump in, the water is fine!

The city opened its 55 outdoor public pools Friday, promising a cool reprieve for residents from the scorching heat of summer.

The splashy kickoff took place at Crotona Outdoor Olympic Pool in the Bronx, where Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver cut the ribbon on a new $1.6 million spray shower on the pool deck.

The city’s pools are open seven days a week until Labor Day. Swimming hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Author: sabrinacaserta

Sabrina Caserta, born and bred in Bronx, New York, is a freelance reporter whose work has appeared in the New York Daily News and Street Sense- a homeless-run street paper located in the District. As a member of Roger Williams University’s class of 2016, Sabrina studied Journalism and Political Science. This fueled her passion for social justice reporting, including issues of homelessness, institutionalized racism, poverty, education and the environment. She also served as the Project Director of the nation-brand initiative, The Re:Imagine Jamaica Project, and as a Resident Assistant for three years. As an avid reader, health enthusiast and travel addict, Sabrina enjoys yoga, cooking and writing in her spare time. She aspires to one day be an investigative journalist and travel the world. Twitter: @sabrinacaserta Email: sabcaserta AT gmail DOT com

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