Gov. Hochul pitches floating swimming pool in East River
Swimming in the East River may be one step closer to reality for Bronx residents, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul's new plan.
Gov. Hochul announced support for a plan to build a floating swimming pool in the river. The plan envisions a self-filtering swimming pool shaped like a "plus" sign.
She says a demonstration version will be tested this summer with the plan for an actual swimmable pool scheduled to be open to the public by summer 2025.
Gov. Hochul also announced a proposal to build more swimming pools and hire more lifeguards across the state.