Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Type of Place: Swimming Pools
Where else can you catch a dip while taking in panoramic views of Manhattan in tony Brooklyn Heights? And best of all it's FREE.
The swim barge is a seven lane, olympic size pool floating in New York Harbor not too far from the Brooklyn Bridge. Groups are let in for hourly sessions. But be prepared to wait especially on weekends. And that could be tough in the summer heat. Be sure to bring lots of sun screen, fluids and maybe even an umbrella. There are some concessions outside and two sandy beaches to enjoy. The pool is open daily from 11am to 7pm with free shuttle buses from Borough Hall and Cadman Plaza. Take a dip on us!