Here's a curious building on the street where I'm staying. It says "Free Public Baths of the City of New York". It's on 11th St near Ave B in the East Village. There's a plaque that says it was used in the filming of "Ragtime", the 1980 Milos Forman film. It looks like it's now an office building as there are ominuous don't block the drive way or you will be towed signs in front.