THE BATHS

Since 1892, we've served New York as the place to experience an unexpected paradise. Located between First Avenue and Avenue A (can you get a hotter location?), our newly renovated facilities are attracting a glorious clientele who prefer to pay as they go, or want a membership.

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Ice Cold Pool

"Dunk!" one woman instructs a newcomer as she comes out of the Steam Room and gets into the ice-cold pool nearby. Another ten people are hanging out in the Russian Room, filling up buckets-and before passing out-dumping it over their heads. "Feels. Good", says a lady named Paula, who barbecues herself once a week here. "I've been to spas that are much more elegant, " says Paula's friend, an aerobics teacher, 'but here there's a lot of tile and the steam room is all stone and it's like walking in