Core Club approved for East 55th

Upscale social club to occupy five floors of new 41-story residential building. RFD 55th Street LLC, owner of 60 East 55th Street, a 41- story mixed-use building currently being developed in Midtown Manhattan between Park and Madison Avenues, sought a special permit to allow a 19,249-square-foot high-end social club, known as the Core Club. The Club will feature a restaurant, library, outdoor lounge, screening room, meeting room, gym and spa. At the BSA hearing, RFD stated that the Club, which it categorized as a “physical cultural establishment,” would include facilities for weight training and massage treatments, employing ten licensed therapists.

BSA granted the special permit, finding that the proposed upscale club would not have a significant impact on the residential units in the building due to its 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily hours. BSA also found the required Department of Investigation background check on the applicant was satisfactory.

BSA: 60 East 55th Street (356-04-BZ) (June 7, 2005) (Kramer Levin, for RFD 55th Street LLC). CITYADMIN

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