This quad-level gym in the East Village feels like a swank Meatpacking club—flattering low lights, thumping beats—and it has the goods to match in its small retail area just off the lobby. Get the party started with a box of Suck UK bar-game coasters ($15), which feature puzzles, mazes and pickup lines, or show off your toned figure in Christopher Kane body-con atomic-print dresses ($198). If you’re looking for something to wear while pumping iron rather than your fist, pick up flashy 2K by Gingham disco skull tees ($45) or David Barton’s own muscle-baring ribbed tanks, emblazoned with his gym’s mantra, look better naked ($25).
David Barton Gym
|Venue name:||David Barton Gym||Contact:|
4 Astor Pl
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 3–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|