In the midst of the bustle and fast-paced rhythm of downtown, right at the heart of TriBeCa, there is an oasis of tranquility exclusively designed to balance mind and body. Located at a restored historical building, originally an textile factory, the AIRE experience consists of an unforgettable journey through sensations across the various baths with water at different temperatures that will transport you to the ancient times of the Roman, Greek and Ottoman traditions. Come discover a unique atmosphere of relaxation. Hours and guidelines.
Everard Baths – NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
More than a year after New York City closed several homosexual bathhouses because of ''unsafe'' sexual practices that it said occurred in them, four others remain open, and health officials say they have found no violations to warrant their closing. At the same time, however, the officials acknowledge that despite regular inspections, they do not know whether men are practicing safe sex in the privacy of the small rooms of the bathhouses. In late , health officials said they feared that the baths might increase the spread of AIDS because unsafe sex occurred in them. In December , after provisions were added to the Health Code that defined anal or oral sex as ''high risk'' sexual activities, health officials closed the New St.
The Gay Bathhouse Fire Of 1977
No one knows exactly how many men were inside the Everard Baths in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 25, Maybe there were 80 to , as the building owner estimated later. Maybe there were more. They would have been hanging out in the steam room or the sauna, grabbing something to eat from the snack shop in the lobby, swimming laps in the heavily chlorinated pool in the basement, getting a massage, smoking a joint, buying drugs from the attendant on the third floor, or having sex on a bed in one of the private cubicles or the big, communal L-shaped dormitory, also known as the orgy room.
Attendance has declined at the 10 homosexual bathhouses in New York since the onset of the AIDS epidemic, according to the city's Department of Health. But some of the owners report that business remains profitable despite mounting public pressure that the baths be closed. Marks Baths, as well as the Saint, a homosexual discotheque.