Bathhouse adding rooftop pool and garden to its Williamsburg location

Bathhouse adding rooftop pool and garden to its Williamsburg location

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Popular New York City spot Bathhouse is adding a rooftop pool to its Williamsburg location, but some people worry the addition may not be so zen.

Bathhouse, made famous for its unconventional method of heating pools via Bitcoin mining, confirmed to PIX11 it had plans to expand upward with a rooftop pool and garden for guests, with food and beverage. The new rooftop space, first reported by Greenpointers, is not intended as a party spot, according to a representative of Bathhouse.

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Meanwhile, fliers have cropped up around Williamsburg calling for locals to oppose the rooftop expansion, and a petition to halt the construction has grown 300 signatures strong. They’re raising concerns about potential noise and car and foot traffic.

Petitioners are also worried about the removal of a water tower on 56 Berry St., part of the proposed construction plans filed with city officials this month. The tower is not part of the nearby landmarked Hecla Iron Works Factory.

Others took to social media to share their excitement about the roof – and a representative of Bathhouse said feedback to the plans has been “overwhelmingly positive.”

Bathhouse has not had noise or liquor license issues with neighbors in the past, and the current entrance on 10th Street will remain Bathhouse’s only point of entry, the spokesperson said.

“We are one of the largest employers in the area, and take being a good neighbor very seriously,” said a spokesperson for Bathhouse.

Emily Rahhal is a digital reporter from Los Angeles who has covered local news for years. She has been with PIX11 since 2024. See more of her work here and follow her on Twitter.

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