Governor's Island

New York, New York
Mis à jour par Friends of + POOL

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.

Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the upper portion of New York Bay and is located roughly 800 yards from the southern most point of Manhattan. The Island is legally considered to be part of the borough of Manhattan and has a long history that includes three historical military installations and fortifications ranging from the American Revolutionary War where Continental troops fired upon British ships to being a US army outpost (1783-1966) and a United States Coast Guard base (1966-1996). Part of the Island (~22 acres) was declared to be a national monument in 2001 and this portion is administered by the National Parks Service. In 2003, the City of New York acquired 150 acres of the island for the price of $1.00 which is overseen by The Trust for Governors Island. The Island is open to the public throughout the summer and early fall and is accessible by the Governors Island Ferry service from Manhattan (weekdays and weekends) and Brooklyn (weekends only). This site is approximately 50 minutes from Times Square, including a 15 minute ferry trip. The Island boasts incredible views of lower Manhattan and other iconic New York landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the newly constructed Freedom Tower. Governors Island is an attractive and popular destination for tourists and locals - especially on weekends. The placement of the +Pool at this location may be beneficial due to this, however, despite its close proximity to Manhattan, the island seems to be far removed from the city and may be viewed by many as a significant day trip - reducing the overall use of the pool by a large portion of the general public.

Governors Island (avg. depth 7 ft) is located in the upper portion of the New York Harbor at the entrance of the East River. The site is situated in an exposed and heavily trafficked area - including the Governors Island Ferry terminal and is often subjected to multiple currents (2.4 knot avg.). This location does not have any CSOs located near it, but may be subjected to waste discharge from the nearby boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. One of the major issues with the Governors Island location is the shallow depth which may limit the placement of the +Pool (available area ~200,000 square feet) and lead to increased levels of turbidity and suspended solids due to tidal, current, and wave action within close proximity to the seabed as well as any localized “island effects.” The shallow depth of the surrounding area may also require further investigation in regards to the possibility for dredging and may require a depth sounding survey. The overall quality of the waters at the Governors Island site appears to be healthy - although increased levels of particulate matter due to site dynamics may influence filtration abilities.

*Samples were collected only on weekdays

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octobre 2nd, 2015. Friends of + POOL updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

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)."

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Governor's Island

New York, New York
Mis à jour par Friends of + POOL

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Octobre 2nd, 2015. Friends of + POOL updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   

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.

Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the upper portion of New York Bay and is located roughly 800 yards from the southern most point of Manhattan. The Island is legally considered to be part of the borough of Manhattan and has a long history that includes three historical military installations and fortifications ranging from the American Revolutionary War where Continental troops fired upon British ships to being a US army outpost (1783-1966) and a United States Coast Guard base (1966-1996). Part of the Island (~22 acres) was declared to be a national monument in 2001 and this portion is administered by the National Parks Service. In 2003, the City of New York acquired 150 acres of the island for the price of $1.00 which is overseen by The Trust for Governors Island. The Island is open to the public throughout the summer and early fall and is accessible by the Governors Island Ferry service from Manhattan (weekdays and weekends) and Brooklyn (weekends only). This site is approximately 50 minutes from Times Square, including a 15 minute ferry trip. The Island boasts incredible views of lower Manhattan and other iconic New York landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the newly constructed Freedom Tower. Governors Island is an attractive and popular destination for tourists and locals - especially on weekends. The placement of the +Pool at this location may be beneficial due to this, however, despite its close proximity to Manhattan, the island seems to be far removed from the city and may be viewed by many as a significant day trip - reducing the overall use of the pool by a large portion of the general public.

Governors Island (avg. depth 7 ft) is located in the upper portion of the New York Harbor at the entrance of the East River. The site is situated in an exposed and heavily trafficked area - including the Governors Island Ferry terminal and is often subjected to multiple currents (2.4 knot avg.). This location does not have any CSOs located near it, but may be subjected to waste discharge from the nearby boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. One of the major issues with the Governors Island location is the shallow depth which may limit the placement of the +Pool (available area ~200,000 square feet) and lead to increased levels of turbidity and suspended solids due to tidal, current, and wave action within close proximity to the seabed as well as any localized “island effects.” The shallow depth of the surrounding area may also require further investigation in regards to the possibility for dredging and may require a depth sounding survey. The overall quality of the waters at the Governors Island site appears to be healthy - although increased levels of particulate matter due to site dynamics may influence filtration abilities.

*Samples were collected only on weekdays

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

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)."

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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