Day 83

Asser Levy Bathhouse

March 22nd, 2012

These baths were built around the turn of the 20th century as part of a long-overdue public health campaign to combat the unsanitary conditions found in poorer quarters of the city, where most families lacked access to bathing facilities.


  1. Monica Camargo Neves says:

    are they still in use?it looks like so,and I find a tottal primary nessecity to the big cities anyway…

  2. jon says:

    just read article on nytimes. great project. great pics – wondering which/where this bathhouse is…

  3. Glenda Moore says:

    Jon, there’s a “View on Map” link on each of the photos.

  4. jon says:

    glenda, thanks. excellent

  5. Mari says:

    I grew up in Stuy town & remember going to a public swimming pool at Asser Levy Pl & 23rd St. My friends & I would walk there from 16th St & Ave C. Fun memories.

  6. JP says:

    You found He-Man!

  7. roberthache says:

    can’t believe it. i’ve meet this couple twice on St. Patrick’s Day during my holidays in NYC. i remember them because the first time that we’ve meet they were in front of me having a weird conversation and then, in the evening we’ve meet again in the subway in Union Square. Weird life. Anyways, congrats for your blog.

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