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Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

W. 59 St., W. 60 St., bet. Amsterdam Ave. and W. End Ave.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, formerly known as Recreation Center 59, has been a vital community resource since the early 20th century. First purchased by the City in 1906 for use as a playground, the park parcel spanned mid-block lots from West 59th to West 60th Streets. Soon thereafter, the 60th Street Bathhouse opened on site. By 1942, the park had expanded to its present size.

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Please note the following upcoming classes are cancelled: Aqua Yoga at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, August 21; Meditation at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21; and Cardio & Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22. Also, on Monday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hatha Yoga is cancelled. On Thursday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Multi-Conditioning is cancelled. Thank you! We appreciate your patience.
Anticipated Completion: 08/27/2015

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