All right, we know the Bronx River is nasty—you’d have to have some real cojones to swim in those murky waters. But trust us, you’ll be giddy about taking the No. 6 train to Hunts Point, where you’ll find some fresh, cool chlorinated water at the tip of Barretto Point Park on the Floating Pool Lady, a barge carrying a seven-lane, 25-meter-long pool. Debuting last summer at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the mini-oasis has now been tugged to the Bronx for another hot season of swimming (and will remain there for three more years). So dive right in, and hold your nose—just because the water is good doesn’t mean the air out there is.

June 27-Sept. 1, 11 a.m., 2008