- Published in: The Villager
Ida Ortiz-Colon swam in the LaGuardia Bathhouse five decades ago.
“It was awesome,” said Ortiz-Colon, who has lived on the Lower East Side for 52 years. “They had lifeguards and basketball courts. It was great.”
Now Ortiz-Colon wants kids in her neighborhood to have the same opportunity she did. The city closed the three-story building during the 1970s financial crisis and never reopened it.