Go Fish

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Want a little architecture with your pool hussle? “Bank the Nine” has a just the spot: The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, a Beaux Arts building on Pitt St. just south of Houston. Designed as a small garden pavilion in 1898 by Carrère & Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, it is the only survivor of the original Hamilton Fish Park plan, according the Parks Department. An entire wing of the building is given over to two pool tables, awash in light streaming in through gracefully arched windows. Photo by Cary, the pool playing photographer.

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