NYC’s public pools are officially open for the summer, and this year there’s one that’s a must-visit: Highbridge Pool in Washington Heights.
Located on Amsterdam Avenue and W 173rd Street on the western edge of Highbridge Park, the massive WPA-era pool—it was built in 1936 in what was once a reservoir—is the scene of a splashy musical number in the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.”
The recreation area is actually divided into two pools—one Olympic and one for wading—and is lined on one side with concrete bleachers (yes, they're in the movie's pool scene). It also has terrific views of the iconic High Bridge Water Tower to the east.
Head there between 11am to 7pm every day this summer to create your own scene to remember.