Domino Sugar Factory

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.

The Domino Sugar Refinery, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was originally built in 1882 with the oldest building still standing dating back to 1882. At one point (1870), the refinery processed over half of all the sugar used in the United States and in 2004 after operating for 148 years the factory was shut down. In 2007 three of the refinery buildings were given landmark status with the rest of the site being actively converted for residential use by the Two Trees Management company which plants on reconnecting the South Williamsburg area to the waterfront with parkland and a public esplanade. This site is easily accessible via. the L, E, R, and F trains as well as the East River Ferry. The site is about 30 minutes from Times Square and is within 20 minutes of the Mccarren Park Pool and 8 minutes of the Metropolitan Recreation Center.

The location for the Domino Sugar factory (avg. depth 35 ft) is located in a narrow area of the East River, just North of the Williamsburg Bridge. This site boasts impressive views of Manhattan, capturing several bridges, the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, Governors Island, the Statue of liberty, among many others. This site is within 290 feet of the navigable channel and experiences an intense current which averages 2.9 knots. Due to the narrowness of this location and the presence of the Williamsburg bridge, vessel traffic is heavily concentrated near the proposed site for the +Pool, which has an area of approximately 232,000 feet that stretches along the shore in an elongated North-South fashion. There are three tier 3 CSOs located near this location between Grand St. and South 8th St. - with one being located on S. 5th street near the southernmost point of the proposed site. Water quality at this location is healthy - and the nearly constant current appears to moves wastes and sediments away from the site at a high rate in a way similar to Transmitter Park. This area is becoming highly developed and there is currently much construction going on in the area.

*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

Domino Sugar Factory

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.

The Domino Sugar Refinery, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was originally built in 1882 with the oldest building still standing dating back to 1882. At one point (1870), the refinery processed over half of all the sugar used in the United States and in 2004 after operating for 148 years the factory was shut down. In 2007 three of the refinery buildings were given landmark status with the rest of the site being actively converted for residential use by the Two Trees Management company which plants on reconnecting the South Williamsburg area to the waterfront with parkland and a public esplanade. This site is easily accessible via. the L, E, R, and F trains as well as the East River Ferry. The site is about 30 minutes from Times Square and is within 20 minutes of the Mccarren Park Pool and 8 minutes of the Metropolitan Recreation Center.

The location for the Domino Sugar factory (avg. depth 35 ft) is located in a narrow area of the East River, just North of the Williamsburg Bridge. This site boasts impressive views of Manhattan, capturing several bridges, the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, Governors Island, the Statue of liberty, among many others. This site is within 290 feet of the navigable channel and experiences an intense current which averages 2.9 knots. Due to the narrowness of this location and the presence of the Williamsburg bridge, vessel traffic is heavily concentrated near the proposed site for the +Pool, which has an area of approximately 232,000 feet that stretches along the shore in an elongated North-South fashion. There are three tier 3 CSOs located near this location between Grand St. and South 8th St. - with one being located on S. 5th street near the southernmost point of the proposed site. Water quality at this location is healthy - and the nearly constant current appears to moves wastes and sediments away from the site at a high rate in a way similar to Transmitter Park. This area is becoming highly developed and there is currently much construction going on in the area.

*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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