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Madonna Connected to Long Island City Through Blood, Sweat

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With its outdoor pool, putting green, residents' lounge, screening room, etc., etc., the Crescent Club has already established itself as Long Island City's shining example of amenity overdrive. And now those lifestyle perks have been ratcheted up a notch, with a fitness center designed by Madonna babydaddy Carlos Leon. How do we know about the involvement of Lourdes' papa? There he is in the photo above, enjoying a smoothie at a recent Crescent Club party while Elliman's Avi Voda looks on. The story goes that Voda?who is handling sales in the building?and Leon are pals, so when the developer brought up the gym thing, Voda suggested Leon for the task. The 17-story building's gym will have iconic images of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marilyn Monroe and others (but no Madonna?) on the walls, to inspire residents to burn off that burger they wolfed down at Water Taxi Beach. And to bang home the Carlos Leon connection...

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· Crescent Club [Official Site]