View Full Version : Article and video about The Ansonia (Plato's Retreat)

07-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Behind The Façade: The Ansonia - NY1.com (http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/122967/behind-the-fa%C3%A7ade--the-ansonia)

The Ansonia was the home of the famous swing club Plato's Retreat in the 70's. The article, which is a transcript of the video, covers the various incarnations of the building from the beginning through the present day.

Now, the Ansonia is a high-end condo with street-level retail. The old Plato’s Retreat entrance is now a dry cleaner.
Well, that's not nearly as interesting an entrance.

Fundamental Law
07-30-2010, 09:30 PM
Before it was Plato's retreat, it was Al Roon's Health Club. I worked out there as a boy.

07-31-2010, 01:45 AM
SO, it was a hell of a lot of fun, sandwiched between sweat and laundry?

I would say the meat of this sandwich was definitely the best part. :)