today is Nov 30, 2022

Style | Nebula, a Big New Club, Wants Manhattan to Dance Again

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/style/nebula-new-york-club.html

Yang Gao, a newcomer to the nightlife business, took a gamble when he spent $12 million in the middle of a pandemic to carve out a 10,000-square-foot space in the heart of Midtown.

Nebula occupies the space that was once home to the clubs Saci, Show, Arena and Circle.
Nebula occupies the space that was once home to the clubs Saci, Show, Arena and Circle. Credit... Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Nebula occupies the space that was once home to the clubs Saci, Show, Arena and Circle.

Steven Kurutz

April 12, 2022

Two years ago, Yang Gao and Richie Romero were watching over a very noisy and very expensive construction project: Digging down, down, down, beneath the floor of an old building on West 41st Street, just off Times Square.

Mr. Gao, an entrepreneur, and Mr. Romero, a nightlife impresario, were carving out Nebula, a giant dance club. By blasting into the bedrock, the ceilings could be that much higher — 27 feet above the dance floor.