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The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Ann L. Buttenwieser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why on earth would anyone want to float a pool up the Atlantic coastline to bring it to rest at a pier on the New York City waterfront? This book recounts the author's triumphant adventure that ... More


The Eureka Moment

Ann L. Buttenwieser

in The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the historic Battery Maritime Building, which contains the archives of the New York City Department of Docks (DD) that dated back to 1880. It mentions how the author sought ... More


The Lady Moves to the Bronx

Ann L. Buttenwieser

in The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the Parks Department chief engineer John Natoli, who was tasked to move the barge from the Bayonne shipyard to the Bronx. It notes Natoli's announcement on May 29, 2008 that ... More


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