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image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 August 2007
While I was visiting New York recently I saw on July 27 the headquarters of The New York Athletic Club.
Founded in 1868, the New York Athletic Club can boast of a unique history. The Club's founding premise was to bring structure to a sporting environment that was lacking in organization and uniformity of measurement. Quickly, the NYAC organized the first U.S. championships in boxing, wrestling and outdoor track and field. Today, our New York City Club House stands in tribute to an unmatched athletic history and our on-going commitment to the pursuit of sporting excellence.
The New York Athletic Club is one of the very exclusive, distinguished athletic clubs that were established in the United States in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Founded in 1868, the club's founding premise was to bring structure to a sporting environment that was lacking in organization and uniformity of measurement. The NYAC organized the first U.S. championships in boxing, wrestling and outdoor track and field, and brought the sport of fencing to the U.S.
Today, the New York City club house, located on Central Park South and Seventh Avenue, is New York's premier athletic organization that offers its 7,000-plus members extensive athletic resources, as well as dining, recreation, and lodging facilities. Application for membership in the NYAC is by invitation only. It is located at 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.
For more please refer to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Athletic_Club
Esteban Rivera, 4 August 2007