Senator Schumer sent out a press release today regarding the future of the Jelly Pool Parties, which has been looking pretty dark as of late. Over the summer Schumer attended two of the parties, which he totally happened upon by accident whilst riding his bike down Kent Avenue on a scorching hot day in pants, a long-sleeve button-up, and not a drop of sweat on him! Now he will attempt to bring that sort of magic to the parties.
The statement we received reads, in part: "Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is pressing officials to iron out remaining concerns to see that the JELLY Pool Parties are saved from being shut down. Schumer is meeting with state and park officials and organizations to get the ball rolling on a permanent solution. Schumer is committed to seeing the JELLY Pool Parties remain a fixture for next summer and beyond."
He has already met with the NYS Parks Department and Open Space Alliance, and says, "Summer in Brooklyn without the JELLY Pool Parties simply would not be the same and I will do everything in my power to see that they return in 2010." The plan so far is too keep them at the East River State Park this coming summer... which will eventually have to change once the condo-dwellers move into the Edge.