The super-swank rooftop pool at the Ganesvoort Hotel (18 9th Ave.) in the Meatpacking District has been put on blast by the New York Post after the paper conducted a cleanliness test. We don't mean to invoke Caddyshack, but we're going to invoke Caddyshack.
Out of the six pools surveyed, the Ganesvoort's was the only to test positive for coliform bacteria. This particularly fun brand of bacteria indicates possible fecal contamination. That's Caddyshack status, people. Caddyshack.
Biochemist Thomas Mullen, of Water Test America, conducted the tests. The other five pools tested were the Crotona pool in the Bronx, Red Hook in Brooklyn, Dry Dock in lower Manhattan, Astoria in Queens, and Tottenville in Staten Island. THose pools had water nearly clean enough to drink from. New Yorkers, consider yourselves warned.
[via New York Post]