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Miami-Themed Pop-Up Pool Makes a Splash in Union Square

By DNAinfo Staff on August 1, 2012 8:24am

UNION SQUARE — A pop-up pool, bikini-clad models and DJs spinning the hottest tunes made quite the splash in Union Square Tuesday. 

Curious New Yorkers flocked to the Miami-themed fiesta, which lasted from noon to 6 p.m., with fashion shows, salsa dancing performances, cooking demonstrations and on-site massages.

"Greater Miami and The Beaches is a global brand and because of programs like the pop-up pool in New York City and our It's So Miami campaign, we continue to infuse it with buzz and excitement that resonates even beyond the life of the project," said William Talbert III, president of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, which organized the party.

Tiffany Chen, 25, said she's never been to the party city, but she's always wanted to go.

"It's very laid-back and youthful," said Chen, of Miami.

Lud Merka, 34, said she loved Miami and that it's a great, vibrant beach city.

"I wouldn't live there, but it's a great place to let loose and have fun," she said.