Summer temps in New York City have been oppressively sticky, which is why Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to give the thumbs-up to three 8 foot wide X 22 foot long repurposed dumpster pools on the east side of Park Avenue has been met with such great enthusiasm. Right, sure. A pool….in a dumpster. Actually, this is a very real guerrilla concept thanks to the folks at Macro Sea, who continue to make it their personal mission to create pop-up pools in urban neighborhoods — last year, they even hit the Brooklyn circuit).
Their whole intention is to demonstrate just how “doable” it really is to revitalize concrete jungles through the fine art of DIY repurposing. As quirky as it may be, they’ve got the process of sterilizing dumpsters, lining them with heavy gauge plastic and outfitting them with water filtration systems down to a science, and not surprisingly, the buzz on these recreationally fab creations has been huge.
Earning his hipster stripes, Bill Murray took the plunge by test driving one of Macro Sea’s pool dumpsters (conveniently parked right outside of David Letterman’s studio) and found the experience to be perfectly refreshing as you can see in the video clip below. Fans of the comedian might want to keep an eye out for his latest flick “Get Low”, based on the true story of a man who planned all the details of his final send-off while he was still among the living. Aside from the excellent early reviews of his performance, Murray earns an A+ for drawing more attention to this totally cool example of left-of-center recycling!
Via New York Times