5. Join the Core Club
The Core Club is the ne plus ultra of exclusive midtown private clubs. There’s a landmark restaurant — Tom Colicchio got his start there — a gym called Zoomtion, cultural programming, and plenty of space to conspicuously consume. Members (including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and other Fortune 500 types) get access to a private screening room, a barber shop, a masseuse — you name it.
$50,000 per year. 66 E 55th St. (Park Ave.), Midtown (212-486-6600)