Upset over ruined views and nudity, neighbors sue keep Spa Castle out

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MANHATTAN (PIX11)– A planned midtown spa is stressing out its future Midtown neighbors.

In fact, a Park Avenue condo building has filed a lawsuit trying to block construction.

Spa Castle Premier is working to open its multi-level spa on East 57th street.

But a Manhattan Supreme Court judge just shot down the temporary restraining order the Ritz Tower Condo at 495 Park Avenue was seeking.

According to a lawsuit filed earlier this month, condo owners are worried rooftop soaking stations, hot tubs and pools will expose tenants to nudity.

It also is against the spa’s rooftop walls. The condo board said the walls will block residents’ views and light and goes against a previous 1974 agreement with the spa’s building.

A Spa Castle Premier spokesperson said, “Under the terms of the easement, Spa Castle Premier 57 is permitted to use the roof, and will vigorously defend against this lawsuit. Regarding the rooftop area in question, full nudity is not permitted outside of the facility’s designated male and female locker rooms and bathing area.”

A hearing on the rooftop controversy will be at a later date.

The spa has said it expects to open in late November.

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