The Swimming Hole

Finding a quiet place to take a dip and relax inside the massive city walls is no small feat. During the humid days of Summer, those that are in the know sneak away to the old water treatment plant in the Upper Eastside. Following the access tunnels from level 30 to the hundreds of freshwater ponds at roof level, stepping through any one of the many small service hatches reveals one’s own private oasis with sparkling water, warm sunlight and open sky… the perfect swimming hole.