If you were born and raised in Brooklyn, you knew all the hotspots for cooling off in Brooklyn. The hot summers inspired inner city youth throughout the borough of Brooklyn to travel to Sunset park by the L train line. If you took the train crosstown from the Flatbush section near Flatbush and Nostrand Avenue, you would take the 2 or 5 train from Flatbush Avenue to Atlantic Avenue or possibly Manhattan to get a connecting train to the L line. Once you got off the L train in Sunset park Brooklyn, fun and games began at the pool.
Those were good memories for inner city youth coming up in that era dipping in Sunset park pool. If you weren't at the pool, you pulled out the dirty monkey wrench or vicegrip from under your kitchen sink and turned the Johnny pump on. And today, inner city youth are still enjoying the Johnny pump.