The McCarren Pool is in the news today, mainly for being a hotbed of class division and police brutality (except here the police are the ones being brutalized). What opened last week as a literal oasis of community harmony and innocent summer fun has become an opinion magnet and a referendum on urban coexistence. Sort of. It’s still all those good things we mentioned before, and we have the pictures to prove it. Here, photographer Marina Forte finds the beauty in that massive pool on the northern limits of Brooklyn.
Photography by Marina Forte