Brooklyn Bridge Park to get pool with view of Manhattan

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Brooklyn Bridge Park will soon get a permanent swimming pool where its tennis court now stands near Pier 1, officials say.

By summer 2020, the permanent pool will replace the park's popular pop-up pool, which will close at the end of this summer.

It'll come with a view of the Manhattan skyline and a price tag of up to $15 million. 

The park itself will foot about a third of the bill, and the rest of the funding is coming from both public and private fundraisers.

Community meetings on the pool's design and features will begin this year.

Go HERE to watch footage from Friday's announcement.

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