This massive waterfront sports center caters to the athlete in everyone. You can set out to hit a bucket of golf balls at the four-level driving range, ice skate on the complex’s indoor rink or rent in-line skates to cruise along the new bike path on the Hudson River Park – all the way down to Battery Park. The complex has a jazzy bowling alley, Hoop City for basketball, a sailing school for kids, batting cages, a huge gym facility with an indoor pool (day passes for nonmembers are $50), indoor rock-climbing walls – the works.
There’s even waterfront dining and drinking at the Chelsea Brewing Company, which serves great pub fare and delicious home brews for you to carb-load on after your workout. Though the complex is somewhat cut off by the busy West Side Hwy (Twelfth Ave), the wide array of attractions here brings in the crowds; the M23 crosstown bus, which goes right to the main entrance, saves you the long, four-avenue trek from the subway.