Julius Spiegel

NYT profile of Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel:

“I think I’m about to crack Robert Moses’ longevity record of 26 years and 100-something days with the department,” he says. So he is much relieved that the bane of his tenure, the decrepit pool at McCarren Park, the grandest of the city’s necklace of pools, created by Mr. Moses in 1936 but shut down since 1983, will finally undergo a $50 million renovation and reopen to the public in 2011… “Giddy is how I feel about this pool being brought back to life,”