Do you want to party with a bunch of tools for free or do you want to pay for the opportunity to do so? If you answered "sign me up for the latter," Carbon NYC might be right for you.
It's the nouveau version of a New York Gentlemen's club: Carbon NYC is an exclusive networking club for sucesssful New York business men who have demonstrated achievement in their chosen field (ahem, made a lot of money) and demonstrated passion for non-work pursuits (ahem, bottles and models.) Most importantly, NO GIRLS ALLOWED.
Founded in 2004 by Jay Friedlander, the Carbon Club's mission is "to create a community where camaraderie, influence, and a prolific urban experience intersect." Sort of like the thing Chuck Bass would whip up on a whim, except for a much older set: the average age of Carbon Club members is 37. Members have to pay a fee of $5,000 a year, which is no big deal for club-members; most are millionaires, and about 30% have a net worth of over 10 million dollars. The ability to pay the yearly fee alone won't guarantee you a spot in Carbon, which caps its membership at 750 people, despite receiving over 200 applications a year. Prospective members must be referred by current members, and then undergo a pseudo-hazing type process before they're admitted.
Then and only then will you have the chance to rub shoulders and whatever else you might like with these guys: