Ann Buttenwieser Urban Planner Ann Buttenwieser, aka “the Floating Pool Lady,” was named a Living Landmark by New York City’s Landmarks Conservancy in 2013. She is, the Conservancy then noted, “a waterfront planner, urban historian, parks advocate and writer. She is the Founder and President of the Neptune Foundation. On July 4, 2007, she opened the nation’s only floating swimming pool on the industrial waterfront of Brooklyn. Her academic positions include Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, and Adjunct Professor in the Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College, CUNY. She has worked in virtually every City agency with a waterfront portfolio. . . . Ann is the author of Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor (Syracuse University Press, 2009) and Manhattan Water-Bound (Syracuse University Press, 1999).