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Store no More: It’s Time to Reactivate ‘Stanton Building’ in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Locals Say

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

For decades, the city has hogged the so-called “Stanton Building” situated at the trail head of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Its current use is Parks Department storage and de-facto parking lot for city vehicles. Since 1994, though, the eponymous Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition has fought to reactivate this structure for community accessibility. Efforts to […]

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Today in LES History: The First Free Public Bathhouse is Landmarked

Last modified March 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

On this day in… 2008 – The first free public bathhouse in New York City, located at 538-540 East 11th Street, was designated a landmark. The bathhouse first opened in 1905 in a predominantly German neighborhood, closed in 1958, then converted into a garage that operated until 1995. Today, the historic, neo-Italian Renaissance structure serves […]

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