Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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This venue is closed.
The Greenhouse Spa takes that spa warhorse, “serenity,” to an extreme: It is very possibly the quietest beauty retreat in the city, with the unrushed, hushed air that New Yorkers normally encounter only in museums and places of worship. Handsome blond wood walls silence the din of 57th Street, frosted glass doors slide rather than slam, and personnel pad about noiselessly. The three-floor layout is somewhat labyrinthine, but clients are escorted everywhere and invited to linger over cappuccino or cucumber water in a skylighted waiting room. Treatments focus on the face and body, with specialties in waxing (his and hers), and manicures and pedicures done in individual, TV-equipped stations reminiscent of private jet cabins. (Done up like a designer boardroom, the downstairs nail suite lends itself to ladylike polish parties.) Facials, massages, and body wraps performed in lovely mosaic-tiled treatment rooms utilize aromatherapeutic Elemis products from
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.