RIIS PARK Bathhouse 1937

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 The beautiful art-deco Riis Park Bathhouse opened in 1937 and was well received by anyone attending the New City-Run Bathing Facility. This was the only bathhouse left west of Arverne, as Robert Moses had destroyed all baths when he demolished Seaside facilities for his ‘Ribbon of Concrete’ that went from ‘nowhere to nowhere:’ his Shore Front Parkway.

 

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