Samuel Field Y unveils Tanenbaum Family Pool

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The Samuel Field Y held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday to announce more than $850,000 in renovations and upgrades to the Deepdale Pool Club, which under the care of the Y was renamed the Tanenbaum Family Pool.

The Deepdale Pool was a community pool that was not raising the revenue needed to maintain its facilities, but the Samuel Field Y stepped in after last summer to save it from a financial rut.

Because the facilities were always a popular spot in the Little Neck community and beyond, the Tanenbaum family contributed $400,000 to help restore the pool to its original glory.

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) allocated a $200,000 state appropriations grant to update the pool to regulatory standards. And state Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) also managed to allocate $250,000 of state money to make the facilities more handicapped accessible and renovate the second-floor pool equipment storage room into two unisex bathrooms, construction on which is supposed to begin next spring.

The pool is now staffed by the Samuel Field Y and has been open for public use since May 23. Visit the pool at 58-25 Little Neck Parkway, or online at for current hours, programs and concessions.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

Updated 3:14 pm, June 11, 2015
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Not up to standards?? from Queens says:
A little surprised to hear it is not up to standards. Why were they exempt? Makes no sense. They were not doing well because they cater to those who like to sit around. While understandable, especially for someone who works hard all week, this breed is literally dying out in the neighborhood. The people, mostly Asian, who have been and continue to move into the area tend to like to walk and get exercise. Also, putting up a large sum of money upfront is daunting to families with young children and those on fixed incomes. They might do better to have daily rates or weekend rates/packages like baseball teams do instead of just season tickets.
June 8, 2015, 2:48 pm
anonymous from little neck says:
Politicians should not be allowed to waste almost $500,000 of taxpayer money on renovating a pool that is now owned by a religious community group, who charges money to use it. It benefits a very small group of people. Now if they turned it into a free local pool under the parks dept like the fort totten pool it would make more sense to give them money.
June 11, 2015, 10:03 pm
James from Whitestone says:
Centola, I thought you only use your name, anonymous on
Wilkinson's crap. The politicians know to write all that sh*t too.
June 12, 2015, 9:37 am
thanks anti semite from queens says:
Thands anonymous you anti semite. The Y has people of all religious backgrounds and all races participating in its programs. You can stay home.
June 15, 2015, 9 am

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