Movies like The Secret of My Success and the first half of Wall Street convinced you that launching your career in New York would lead to vast power and wealth. Well, it has...for your boss. Follow his lead, sleep with the right people, and one day, hundreds of years from now, you might get to his level -- at which point there'll be a slight chance you'll be invited to join The Core Club
Just opened, this opulent, ultramodern leisure palace is appallingly expensive: $55,000 just to join, plus $12K annually for the privilege of paying top dollar for everything available inside the fingerprint-scanning doors. Membership is by invitation only, and is reserved for individuals who bring a "unique wealth of experience" -- such as winning several Oscars, inventing a new form of media, or, in your case, accidentally sharing a bed with a monkey.
Besides the standard, expected amenities (art by Basquiat and De Kooning, staircases carved from 1400 square feet of Bianco Venatino slab marble, personal concierge service*), the Core Club also sports: