Transmitter Park

Brooklyn, New York

Plus Pool is an initiative to build the world’s first water-filtering floating pool to be located in New York’s rivers. Designed by individuals from Family New York (Dong-Ping Wong) and PlayLab (Jeffrey Franklin and Archie Coates), Plus Pool was conceived when the trio realized that they could do virtually anything imaginable in New York City - everything except swim in the rivers on a hot summer day.

WNYC Transmitter Park was opened in 2012 in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area as a 1.5 acre waterfront park. Previously the location was home to two WNYC radio transmission towers which moved to the Meadowlands in 1990 when they switched over to broadcasting an AM frequency. In 2010, the City began what would be a $12 million dollar redevelopment project at the site which opened in September 2012. The area supports a green space with natural areas to enjoy all sorts of activities and active recreation -- even fishing. The park boasts views of the Empire State building and the United Nations as well as much of the East side of Manhattan and NYC skyline. This area is conveniently located near the highly anticipated Brooklyn Barge Bar, the India St. stop of the the East River Ferry, and only a short distance from Williamsburg. Transmitter Park is accessible via. the G, E, R, and F trains, and the East River Ferry. This site is about 30 minutes away from Times Square and is within one mile of Mccarren Park Pool.

Transmitter Park (agv. depth 34 ft) is located in an exposed stretch of the East River and is within 650 feet of the navigable channel - including an active East River Ferry terminal. The average current is 1.9 knots due to the width of the river at this location which has an available area of 150,000 square feet. This site is not prone to the aggregation of solid wastes and experiences a nearly constant current which may help with filtration and the passage of any waste discharge that may be in the area. Overall water quality seems to be healthy, despite being located near Newtown Creek and several construction projects. Additionally, there are several CSOs located near this location, however, there are five CSOs located between Freeman and Milton Street that would be a primary concern.

*Samples were collected only on weekdays

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Friends of + POOL updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Plus POOL collects water samples for 4 beaches around the Hudson River. Water samples are collected and processed by interns hired by Friends of Plus Pool. Plus POOL measures eight parameters, including Turbidity, Color Apparent, Color True, Total Suspended Solids, Enterococci, Specific Conductivity, pH, and Temperature.

Plus POOL monitors public beaches every weekday from July 6th (weather permitting) to October 2nd. Samples are collected every weekday (from Monday to Friday) at least once per day.

Monitoring Status

Enterococci
A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 35 CFU/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 35 CFU/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

During the summer of 2014, sites were sampled more than once per day. For these dates, data was entered as the mean of the results.

If the mean of the daily samples was less than 35 cfu/100 mL, that beach was marked as GREEN (open).

If the mean of the daily samples was greater than 35 cfu/100 mL, that beach was marked as RED (posted).

If no samples were collected that day, that beach was marked as GREY (no data)."

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Transmitter Park

Brooklyn, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Friends of + POOL updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Plus Pool is an initiative to build the world’s first water-filtering floating pool to be located in New York’s rivers. Designed by individuals from Family New York (Dong-Ping Wong) and PlayLab (Jeffrey Franklin and Archie Coates), Plus Pool was conceived when the trio realized that they could do virtually anything imaginable in New York City - everything except swim in the rivers on a hot summer day.

WNYC Transmitter Park was opened in 2012 in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area as a 1.5 acre waterfront park. Previously the location was home to two WNYC radio transmission towers which moved to the Meadowlands in 1990 when they switched over to broadcasting an AM frequency. In 2010, the City began what would be a $12 million dollar redevelopment project at the site which opened in September 2012. The area supports a green space with natural areas to enjoy all sorts of activities and active recreation -- even fishing. The park boasts views of the Empire State building and the United Nations as well as much of the East side of Manhattan and NYC skyline. This area is conveniently located near the highly anticipated Brooklyn Barge Bar, the India St. stop of the the East River Ferry, and only a short distance from Williamsburg. Transmitter Park is accessible via. the G, E, R, and F trains, and the East River Ferry. This site is about 30 minutes away from Times Square and is within one mile of Mccarren Park Pool.

Transmitter Park (agv. depth 34 ft) is located in an exposed stretch of the East River and is within 650 feet of the navigable channel - including an active East River Ferry terminal. The average current is 1.9 knots due to the width of the river at this location which has an available area of 150,000 square feet. This site is not prone to the aggregation of solid wastes and experiences a nearly constant current which may help with filtration and the passage of any waste discharge that may be in the area. Overall water quality seems to be healthy, despite being located near Newtown Creek and several construction projects. Additionally, there are several CSOs located near this location, however, there are five CSOs located between Freeman and Milton Street that would be a primary concern.

*Samples were collected only on weekdays

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Plus POOL collects water samples for 4 beaches around the Hudson River. Water samples are collected and processed by interns hired by Friends of Plus Pool. Plus POOL measures eight parameters, including Turbidity, Color Apparent, Color True, Total Suspended Solids, Enterococci, Specific Conductivity, pH, and Temperature.

Plus POOL monitors public beaches every weekday from July 6th (weather permitting) to October 2nd. Samples are collected every weekday (from Monday to Friday) at least once per day.

Monitoring Status

Enterococci
A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 35 CFU/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 35 CFU/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

During the summer of 2014, sites were sampled more than once per day. For these dates, data was entered as the mean of the results.

If the mean of the daily samples was less than 35 cfu/100 mL, that beach was marked as GREEN (open).

If the mean of the daily samples was greater than 35 cfu/100 mL, that beach was marked as RED (posted).

If no samples were collected that day, that beach was marked as GREY (no data)."

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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