Swim in Astoria’s Public Pool on June 27 (But No Diving, Please)

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New York’s outdoor public pools open for the 2013 season on June 27. Queens residents have eight options, including Olympic-sized lanes at 19th Street and 23rd Drive in Astoria Park. But one part is off limits: The Olympic diving pool (above, in 1936), which has been long abandoned. Instead, the city is looking to turn the space into a 500-person performance space at the cost of $4 million, according the Daily News. Also, there doesn’t appear to be enough money to build restrooms at the site.

Photo: Daily News via Astoria Ugly