Way over on West 59th Street between 10th and 11th is this great little Parks Department rec center, dwarfed on all sides by ultra-modern glass-curtain highrises.
Once a bath house, the rec center now houses a public pool. What I especially love about this building are the two aquatic sculptures in the upper corners.
In the left corner, you have these awesome, somewhat creepy fish, no pupils, mouths wide and perched on something that could either be a shell or perhaps the stern of a boat.
Then, on the right, you have what appears to be a different species…
In a way, doesn’t it look like they’re grumbling about that building to the right?
Shooting in NYC Tidbit: Since most movies aren’t allowed to shoot at police stations, city rec buildings are often the next best thing. This is a great example – add some signage, a few police cars out front, and one of those green ball lamps, and this is as realistic a precinct house as any I’ve ever seen.