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Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
It costs $30 to spend the day at the Russian and Turkish Baths on East 10th Street…. Of course, it’s another $35 to be hit with sticks and twigs. Opened in 1892, the bathhouse was taken over in 1985 by the Shapiro family, a collection of immigrants from then-Soviet Uzbekistan, Siberia and Ukraine. The business was passed down from papa David to his son Dmitry, who now co-manages the baths with his brother Jack.