Nov. 14, 2019 By Christian Murray and Michelle Bova (Update: the Club reopened Friday, Nov. 15)
Dozens of members of the New York Sports Club in Sunnyside arrived at the gym this morning only to find a notice slapped on the door that read: temporarily closed.
David Vasquez, the manager of the 39-01 Queens Blvd. club, told the Sunnyside Post that the gym had to be closed due to “building issues” and that it would reopen when they are rectified.
Vasquez did not provide any details, other than saying that Sunnyside members are able to go to other clubs during the shut down and that the members should check the club’s website for updates.
But many residents were caught off guard by the abrupt closure since no notification was given. Some members even had classes scheduled.
Andrew Restivo, who has been a member of the gym for 8 years, arrived at the club at 11:45 a.m. today and was disappointed to find it shut.
“It’s a little frustrating,” he said about the unexpected closure. “It is in a super convenient location. I hope it’s nothing serious.”
The Department of Buildings had nothing on record as to why the facility had closed. A vacate order had not issued by the department, according to a spokesperson, and there was nothing on file.
Club members did, however, note that the establishment had plumbing issues Wednesday and there was no water. Therefore, the showers and toilets were out of operation.
“A lot of people were complaining,” one member said, who claims that this is the reason for the closure.