Address: 66 E 55th St.

In Midtown, over-the-top CORE caters to big spenders, the ones who don’t blink an eye at a $50,000 initiation fee—nor the $15,000 that needs to be replenished yearly. Instead, they revel in an art collection flaunting pieces from Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder, along with private theatre screenings, a spa, and a light-filled library. If you up your game and your tastes, there’s a chance you can experience this finer life.