When it comes to getting sauna access in a city like New York, the answer isn’t so simple.
While you can go to the closest bar and get your sauna fix, it can be a little more complicated.
In New York City, bars and restaurants must post signs indicating that they are open to sauna use and allow patrons to sit in the sauna.
That’s not the case in most cities.
To get your access to the saunas, you have to go through the city’s Public Utilities Commission, which is part of the city government.
But that agency does not have the power to regulate saunacres, which are technically not regulated by the state.
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, “it is not the responsibility of the public utilities commission to provide sauna services or to provide sanitary and water-safety measures to the public.”
So, if you’re in the mood to go for a little vacation, the city may not be the best place to get your fix.
If you have a question about New York sauna options, feel free to ask our resident sauna expert, Jen.
She’ll answer all your saunagewith help from fellow New Yorkers.
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