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Puttin' On The Shvitz

Hidden City, who is in the middle of their annual fundraising campaign, profiles the fascinating history of the Camac Baths. The large steam bath, or shvitzbad, was housed in the 12th Street Gym until the 1980s and offered "massages .. a lunch counter, a barber, a podiatrist, a small ice-cold swimming pool, a few weights, a half-sized basketball court, and a four-wall handball court." Check out its history and learn more about the Russian Bath style, or playtza. [Hidden City]