4. The Knickerbocker Club (1871)

The Knickerbocker Club, located on East 62nd Street, was founded in protest against what were seen as the declining standards of The Union Club. J.P. Morgan was a member until he resigned in protest because his friends weren’t admitted, and started the Metropolitan Club. It remains one of the most elusive of clubs, though often mentioned in popular culture, and continues to lack a website. It also remains male only.

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2 thoughts on “10 of NYC’s OIdest Historic Private Clubs

  1. You might want to update this article. The Harmonie Club was founded in 1852…making it the 2nd oldest

    1. Hey Quint! Thanks for the add, we didn’t aim for the 10 absolute oldest in this piece but the Harmonie Club is a great catch!

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