The New York Times recently published a fantastic profile on one of the City's oldest bath houses, Russian & Turkish Baths in the East Village.
The 124-year-old bathhouse on East 10th Street has long been a New York institution, a bona fide melting pot, where the sweat of celebrities mingles with that of rabbis and taxi drivers. It’s where downtown denizens have gone to detox and discuss the deeper things of life, and where Orthodox Jewish men have gone to convene, or to hide from their wives. For much of its existence it has been a men’s club for those far beyond the age of vanity.
Check out the full article for more on the Russian & Turkish Baths.
via New York Times
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