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Tennis on top of a LIC factory

Published On 03/11/2008 Published On 03/11/2008

Though exhilarating, the City's strenuous day-to-day can leave a man craving a country club's "I'll use all the towels I please" pleasures. Where to find amenities fit for a king? Queens, at the CityView Racquet Club, now (finally) open.

A two-story compound atop an LIC factory, CRC's a luxe'd-up fitness aerie tricked out w/ workout and court facilities that'd make a lesser gym tremble in its terrycloth headband. Their specialty's the eponymous racquets: three singles and one doubles squash court, plus seven clay tennis courts, the latter outdoors but enclosed for winter by billowing, heated coverings (Saran Wrap protecting the leftovers of your athletic ambitions). For non-competitive exercise, there's a free weights gym and cardio machines; relaxing-wise there's a massage service, saunas, and steam rooms -- because how better to kick back than gasping for air amidst nude men?

For those not inclined to the aforementioned stuff, CRC also offers a "social membership" package, which includes acces to roundtrip limo service, a full bar, and a wi-fi'd lounge -- where you can relax amongst people who know that Queens is king, and a man's measure is in metric tons of lightly used towels.

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1. CityView Racquet Club 43-34 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Queens)

A two-story compound atop an LIC factory, CRC's a luxe'd-up fitness aerie tricked out w/ workout and court facilities that'd make a lesser gym tremble in its terrycloth headband.

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