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Swimming Hole Transforms N.Y.'s East River

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Swimming Hole Transforms N.Y.'s East River

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Swimming Hole Transforms N.Y.'s East River

Swimming Hole Transforms N.Y.'s East River

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A tiny section of New York's notorious East River is now a floating pool complete with a sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. The pool — on a barge — has transformed the pier from a mob-movie cliche to a place to take the kids on a sunny day.