Physical Culture Establishments

New York City Physical Culture Establishments Attorney

Assistance Through The Applications Process

Individuals looking to open any sort of “physical culture establishment” — which could include a yoga studio, pilates studio, nail salon, gym, dance studio, massage parlor, or other place of business that is physical in nature — must file a separate application with the New York Department of Buildings.

The process for obtaining a license to open a physical culture establishment in New York City is long, complicated, and multi-step. Working with an attorney who understands the process and who has been through it before is advisable. Business owners can benefit from the knowledge of an attorney during the many steps of the application and filing process:

  • Completion of a long application
  • Sending notifications to every local business within two blocks
  • Attending an open hearing before a review board
  • Many other administrative and legal steps

So far, nearly 100 percent of initial applications are rejected. Individuals looking to start a business must then go back and complete the necessary steps required by the New York Department of Buildings. If successfully completed, a license will be granted, but only after a hefty fine is paid.

At The Price Law Firm, we have significant experience in New York real estate law matters. If you are looking to open a physical culture establishment, please talk to a lawyer from our firm to learn how we can help.

File an Application for a Physical Culture Establishment

To learn more about the application process for obtaining a physical culture establishment license, or for help in the applications process, please contact our law firm online or call (212) 675-1125 for a free consultation.

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