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BSA # 134-11BZ, 335 Madison Avenue (btwn 43rd and 44th streets) dba Madison Spa Castle, Inc., application to permit a Physical Culture Establishment in a C5-3 zoning district

WHEREAS, The applicant, Madison Spa Castle, Inc., is to be located at 335 Madison Avenue and is applying for a BSA special permit to legalize a physical culture establishment in the basement and sub-basement at 335 Madison Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The location is to consist of approximately 30,000 square feet of usable public space; and

WHEREAS, The location was previously used as a physical culture establishment (Bally's New York Gym); and

WHEREAS, The spa will offer therapeutic massage, facials, nail treatments, and a variety of skin care treatments; and

WHEREAS, The spa will employ only licensed therapists and technicians; and

WHEREAS, The spa will have three public pools, saunas, juice bar, salad bar, and over 30 private rooms for spa treatments; and

WHEREAS, The spa will operate everyday between 6am and 12am; and

WHEREAS, The applicant, Spa Castle, is well established as a legitimate day spa with multiple locations around the country including a Spa Castle in neighboring College Point, Queens; and

WHEREAS, Spa Castle has received multiple commendations, awards and recommendations from local news agencies, individuals and politicians (including U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley, NYC Comptroller John C Liu, and NY1 News); therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the BSA special permit to legalize the operation of a physical culture establishment at 335 Madison Avenue.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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