Kids don't care if the water is only 50 degrees, foul-smelling, green and filled with last summer's bugs and diseases. As soon as their bathing suit is on and the American flag is hanging high, they are off and running for the closest water source.
Could outdoor space make or break a purchase deal? Or make or break a city? As the warm weather approaches, the importance placed on outdoor space in New York City is on the rise. However, at just what cost does the summertime indulgence come?
I intentionally relate with my son in a way I can't quite seem to figure out while at the dinner table, bedtime, walk, playground... you name it. It's the perfect mix of a fear for his safety and the impossibility of bringing my digital addictions into the water.
In 2008, the City of Paris offered a 54-year lease to a company that planned to renovate and operate the pool. After years of work, this May the majestic structure finally re-opened and the renovation is quite spectacular.
In this summer of sweltering heat, with oil companies reaping windfall profits and Republican politicians fighting to protect the riches of billionaires, we cannot seem to find enough resources to keep the pools open for our kids.