Headline Round-Up: Cool Down With Free Beer at the Diamond and With Hipsters Slipping On Ice

The Diamond

The Diamond

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Prepare to sweat your vajay and/or dick off

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McCarren Park Pool Is Finally Open!

The long-awaited reopening of McCarren Park pool has arrived. The 37,950-square-foot pool will be open daily 11am-3pm and then from 4pm-7pm.

Best of all, it’s FREE!

HOURS: 11am-3pm and 4pm-7pm

Today, the pool will be open from 2-3pm and the from 4-7pm.

For more information, visit mccarrenpark.com

Williamsburg’s King & Grove Hotel Opens a Saltwater Pool

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In case you can’t wait for McCarren Park Pool to open on Thursday. Via Daily News

For swimmers who don’t mind water with a lot of salt, a Williamsburg hotel has just opened the city’s only saltwater pool to its patrons. Brooklynites are flocking to King & Grove on N. 12th St., where admission to the 20-foot-wide, 40-foot-long, 4-foot-deep pool is ordering something off the hotel bar’s menu.

“I don’t know why people don’t know about this,” said sunbather Bridget Balliett, 24, as she sipped a $7 Blue Moon ale while lounging on one of the five poolside daybeds with three friends. All work at a nearby Bedford Ave. clothing store, and had come over on their lunch break to eat, drink, and tan.

“It’s better than a rinky-dink public pool,” said Balliett’s pal Katie McDermott, 19.

The King & Grove lodging chain acquired Hotel Williamsburg earlier this year. Shortly afterward, staffers found saline and chlorine filters attached to the outdoor first-floor swimming hole, which sits just a few feet from the lobby bar.

Management decided to open up the pool to the public during Memorial Day weekend, turning the deck into a full-blown serving area that can accommodate up to 149 visitors. Besides beds, patrons can book a seat at one of the 10 tables or on one of the 18 bleachers.

“We want to be part of the neighborhood,” said food and beverage director Christopher Dorsey. “We don’t want to be pretentious.”

Still, Dorsey said officials are debating whether to charge a $45 cover as the pool’s popularity grows.

Extra Fancy: New ‘Upscale Clam Shack’ Now Open in Williamsburg

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Extra Fancy (c/o Grub Street)

via Paper:

Despite the name, the handsome boys behind new Williamsburg seafood and cocktails spot Extra Fancy aren’t wearing bow ties or suspenders or shiny shoes. They’re just kicking ass making good drinks, pouring rad beers and endearing themselves to the neighborhood. It’s a quiet spot now, but once people figure out it’s there, it’s sure to be overrun with pretty hipsters, cocktail fiends, and late night degenerates looking for something fried (fancily, of course).

For more information, visit our listings.

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Radish About to Launch Supper Club and Event Space



If you love the store or have taken advantage of their catering, you already know that Radish is great. Now, they’re about to have an event space and supper club. Via Grub Street

Two-year-old Bedford Avenue picnic favorite Radish doesn’t currently have any seats to offer you, but when it launches its event space and supper club this fall, it’ll be able to host dinners for 75. Co-owner Amy Marks says the shop’s burgeoning catering business led her and partner Laura DeRemer to seek a larger kitchen space. The one they found on 190 North 14th Street (between Berry and Wythe) has a 1,500-square-food venue attached, so they snapped that up too. The pair will rent it for corporate meetings and events, weddings, and other parties, when it’s not in use by night they’ll host the occasional ticketed supper club, with a seasonal, global menu.

Marks said she’s looking forward to “having a way of hosting our customers in a seated environment, which we can’t do now.” A full liquor license means they can host wine- and cocktail-paired dinners in the space, which is decorated with dark bamboo floors, handpainted Mexican tiles, reflective copper light fixtures, and a white marble bar.

Mercado – The Huge Basque Joint on Kent Ave. – is Closed

Via Eater:

After just six months in business, Basque newcomer Mercado on Kent has closed, with plans to reopen with a new concept later this fall. A tipster spotted this sign in the window of the restaurant over the weekend, which explains the move. Their OpenTable account has been deactivated, and no one’s picking up the phone.