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Asphalt Green Battery Park City

Asphalt Green Battery Park City Offers Special Charter Rates

Asphalt Green Battery Park City
Asphalt Green Battery Park City

Asphalt Green’s, the iconic Upper East Side community center is set to open the doors to its Lower West Side location – right here in Battery Park City. To prepare for its long awaited opening, the facility is offering neighborhood residents special charter membership rates in the brand new 52,000 square foot facility. Although the exact costs of charter membership are not well publicized, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the limited time only charter membership costs.

Membership includes:
•    Access to fitness center and member lap swim
•    Open recreation hours in pool and gymnasium
•    Preferred rates and priority registration on fee-based programs
•    Complimentary group and water exercise classes
•    Steam room
•    Full service locker rooms
•    Drop-in babysitting services

A far cry from our beloved and quickly shuttered New York Sports Club. Some other of the facility features include:
•    25-yard lap pool
•    Warm water teaching and exercise pool
•    Cardio and strength equipment
•    Gymnasium equipped for basketball, indoor soccer, and other sports
•    6 multi-purpose studios and classrooms
•    Culinary center
•    156-seat theater for lectures, film screenings and other activities

Yup, you read that second to last bullet right – the Asphalt Green facilities brings a Culinary Arts center in which family friendly classes will be offered to establish healthy eating habits along with all the healthy fitness activities the neighborhood will be partaking in. Cultural Arts will also be a core programming offering in collaboration with the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Cultural Arts classes will be held which include art, music, dance, science, nature and other family friendly activities.

For more information call 212.586.8779 or email [email protected].


Ground Zero Mosque

World Chess Federation Checks Trump’s Offer

Ground Zero Mosque
The planned location of the Park51 Community Center

Checks are flying in the offers to buy out Park51 investors.

This time The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has offered to make a bid to purchase the site where the projected Park51 Islamic community center is slated for development.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has sent formal letters on behalf of the FIDE to Mayor Bloomberg.

According to the Montreal Gazette, “We named the sum of 10 million dollars because last week billionaire Donald Trump gave an offer of 7.5 million dollars and we decided to outdo him.”

The intent of the organization is to build a complex completely dedicated to chess, being dubbed “Chess City.” Very strategic moves indeed.