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It's been common knowledge for months now that an outpost of the swanky David Barton Gym mini-chain, whose motto is "Look Better Naked", will be opening in the space that used to be a Barnes & Noble on Astor Place. But it was only recently that muscle-bound gym bunny Barton officially announced his intentions for 4 Astor Place. The first ad for the workout center, featuring a toned, oiled-up naked woman, was spotted by Jeremiah's Vanishing NY on Friday. The 32,000-square-foot Astor Place location will be Barton's third in Manhattan and is slated to open sometime this fall. Time to start with the morning protein shakes, East Villagers.
· No Pecs, No Sex [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]
· Confirmed: Barnes & Noble Astor Place to Become David Barton Gym [Racked]
· Books Out, Gym In On Astor Place [Racked]