10th Street Baths Notebook
The 10th Street Baths (aka the Russian & Turkish Baths) is still the best place to get hot and wet in New York. This design made its debut as a REMO T Shirt way back in 1989 with blessing from owners Boris and David. It is a pretty faithful replica of their original tin sign.
Boris Featured in the 1992 REMO Catalogue
If you're ever in New York (and you have the time), you should try to get down to the East Village for a shvitz; especially if you like: getting hot and wet, being scrubbed and pounded with soapy oak leaf brooms ("platza"), swaning about in robes, watching ice hockey on cable TV, drinking carrot juice and then maybe some ice cold vodka, eating herring, and hearing guys say things like "My suppliers are screwing me!".
Definitely more hipster these days ... but the old school essence has remained.
Finally, in 2003 a CustOMER named Mary had this to say on our website:
"The Baths are not for lightweights. John Belushi didn't go there after a big bender for nothing. I was addicted to the Baths for probably ten years. I couldn't wait for Wednesdays. The nakedness! The buckets of cold water over my sweaty hot tush! The fresh squeezed juice and the occasional vodka! To lie in that ancient steam room and get beaten with oak leaves by an exotic woman named Olga ... just the thought makes me tingle. But alas, I got a job way uptown and could never make it down there anymore. Plan on spending at least three hours. Especially good if you're hungover or just achy all over."
Russian & Turkish Baths on 10th Street
Platza in the Hot & Wet Room
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