THE NEWEST CHALLENGER TO SOHO HOUSE
On a recent afternoon at Spring Place, the new members-only club in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, the atmosphere was so hush-hush that even directions to the bathroom were whispered.
In the reception area, one prospective member strained to hear her tour guide assure her that “everything is steeped in the arts” at Spring Place, a playground for the creative class that doubles as a workspace.
To be sure, a number of immaculately dressed creative types were working—huddled together in private, sun-soaked conference rooms or hunched over Macbooks in a large communal space outfitted with midcentury furniture—which partially explained the library voices.
Sipping wine in one of the dining rooms, the same creative types also kept their voices lowered when discussing everything from weekends in the Hamptons to the Spring Place “ecosystem.”