With a $3,600 price tag, Spring Place means to shake things up. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to score one of those coveted memberships.
On an early afternoon in May, all was quiet at the new members-only club south of Canal street in Manhattan. Spring Place, as it’s called, was slowly coming alive before its official opening this week.
All over the fifth and sixth floors, well-dressed creative types laboriously banged away at their laptops and huddled in important-looking gaggles discussing the sort of things creative types spitball about. The place had the energy of a beehive designed by Philippe Starck, with the low murmur of efficiency as the only background noise.
Sprawling across three floors of the Spring Studios building—home to New York Fashion Week, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Independent Art Fair—Spring Place is a new(ish) breed of workspace and clubhouse. Think Soho House meets Neuehouse, a playground for jet-setters to get some work done while they also fraternize with their cohort in the comfort of their own exclusive grotto. Some floors are for serene study and chin-stroking, other floors are for schmoozing and air-kissing.