"I am pleased that the New York City Council restored the funding necessary to ensure that families in my district are able to enjoy a full season at the Fort Totten pool again this year," said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein. "As the only free pool in Northeast Queens, the Fort Totten pool is a tremendous resource to our community."
"Our swimming pools are vital community resources for New Yorkers to cool down when temperatures rise," said Speaker Christine C. Quinn. "I am thrilled that my Council colleagues and I were able to secure funding that will ensure all outdoor swimming pools remain open for another full season. I thank Assemblyman Braunstein and Council Member Mark Weprin for their efforts on this issue and hope New Yorkers of all ages will get a chance to enjoy the City's pools for exercise, fun, or just to cool off on a hot day.”