The New York Times reports today that there is a movement in Ridgewood, NJ to plow away their historic watering hole and replace it with a sterile pool.
I’ve never been to the Graydon Pool or the Graydon Park, but we have driven by on many occasions. Downtown Ridgewood is the home to several nice restaurants and stores. The residential neighborhoods seem lovely. Maybe not for long, I suppose if they are willing to destroy this asset, there will be little to stop destruction of other charms.
Apparently Graydon Pool isn’t concrete and painted blue. It is somewhat actually natural. Now while I don’t think that some of the concerns are real, we live in a plastic society and I think natural is a good thing. I am sure that there are other ways to ‘modernize’ Graydon Pool without a plow and a bunch of concrete trucks.
The people of the Preserve Graydon Coalition apparently agree. We wish them success.
Maybe it is a ‘Ridge’ thing. Our neighbors in Glen Ridge NJ built this less than inspiring public place a mere couple of years ago. Pity the trees. The trees that were around this location. Who needs shade?