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Asser Levy Playground

East 23rd Street Bath House Landmarks Plaque map_it

  • Location: East 23rd Street and East River Drive
  • Description: Plaque on exterior wall
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dedicated: 1953
  • Inscription: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / EAST 23RD STREET BATH HOUSE / THIS BULDING WAS ERECTED BY THE CITY IN 1906 / AS ONE OF ITS FREE PUBLIC BATH FACILITIES. / INFLUENCED BY CLASSIC ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, / IT WAS THE WORK OF MARTIN AIKEN AND ARNOLD / W. BRUNNER. IN 1939 THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS / RECONSTRUCTED THE INTERIOR. / PLAQUE ERECTED 1965 BY / THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST /

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsAsser Levy Playground

This playground is closed so it can be expanded by creating a new active recreation area on the former Asser Levy Place. This new park space will contain a diverse mix of outdoor recreational opportunities. Neighborhood residents of all ages and abilities will soon be able to play ping pong, badminton, volleyball, chess, soccer, football, t-ball, exercise, jog, practice yoga or enjoy some shaded seating in what previously was an underutilized, two-block-long street. New park features will include an artificial turf field, exercise track, adult fitness equipment, benches, tables, drinking fountains, park lighting and trees. The Asser Levy Recreation Center’s close proximity to the new park space will provide opportunities for outdoor programming, and views of the striking architecture of this landmark building will be enhanced.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

On Tuesday, December 23 from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, December 30 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the fitness room at Asser Levy Recreation Center is closed for maintenance. Also, there are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

  • Asser Levy Park & Aquarium
  • Asser Levy Recreation Center pool
  • Asser Levy Playground
  • Asser Levy Playground Basketball Courts

Asser Levy Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Areas Drizzle
    55°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    48°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    52°F
  • Sun
    Chance Showers
    49°F

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