The Surprising History of the Ansonia Hotel in New York City
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A grand hotel in the middle of nowhere, it was home to opera stars and Broadway impresarios, as well as composers, writers, and baseball players. When they moved on, a gay bathhouse and, later, a swingers’ club moved in. You can’t tell by looking at it now—what with all the strollers and Baby Bjorns—but the Ansonia has one hell of a story to tell.