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The island of Manhattan is home to the greatest concentration of private clubs in this country, and no, we are not talking about the velvet-roped doors of the Meatpacking District. These elite institutions date back to the early nineteenth century, modeled after the gentlemen's clubs of London and retain the codes of behavior from that era. The buildings are reverent but nondescript, the fees are astronomical, and the dress code is de rigueur. Here are 7 members-only clubs, where the upper echelon of New York Society can freely mix business with pleasure.
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Membership dues are in the thousands of dollars, clubhouses are often unmarked, membership lists kept top secret. The New York Social Club is still going strong after 174 years, unhurt by recessions, depressions, and even (gasp) the admittance of women. Some of the clubs aren't so secret anymore (ahem, Soho House), but that doesn't make it any easier to obtain membership... More»
Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.