The Red Hook Play Center and Pool, at 155 Bay Street, was a Robert Moses and Mayor LaGuardia collaboration, one of 11 that opened in the summer of '36, funded by the WPA. They are "considered major feats of engineering and architecture, and are recognized as the most remarkable public recreational facilities ever constructed in the United States." Sounds plenty worthy of landmark designation, and the LPC agreed yesterday, although this one is the 11th — that means last — to achieve it. The pool is 330 by 130 feet and can accommodate 4,400 swimmers (not that they let that many in). More from LPC:
"The Art Moderne-style recreation center is designed in the shape of a long, low C and features horizontal bands of windows, long cast-stone sills and segmental arch openings. It was renamed in 1986 in honor of Sol Goldman, a Brooklyn-born real estate mogul who helped to finance the renovation of each of the WPA-era complexes."
Good news, right?