The restaurants may be closed, along with mass transit, the schools, stores, your workplace and everything else on the East Coast right now, but if you are one of the lucky s.o.b.s who can afford an Equinox membership, you have a safe port during the storm of the century. Of the 25 spas in Manhattan and surrounding metropolitan areas, only one is currently closed.
Never mind the famed stair run, for once the race in the Empire State Bulding is for the bottom. King’s College is negotiating to renew and expand to 60,000 square feet on the lower floors there.
The Christian liberal arts college currently houses its administrative offices and classroom space in 50,000 square feet on Read More
In the first full week of the new year, the real estate story that encouraged the greatest flurry of angry letters, intervention from elected officials, and building violations was not Stuyvesant Town’s impending default, nor Atlantic Yards. It was, in essence, two sheets of cloth draped over a building in Greenwich Village.
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Stephen Ross, chairman of both Related Companies and its subsidiary, Equinox Fitness, wants his high-paying gym rats to engage in some low-impact brain exercise.
Equinox COO Scott Rosen has sent an email to Equinox members asking them to write the state Legislature and express their opposition to a proposed sales tax on Read More
Watch out, Equinox! New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is partnering with the international 24-Hour Fitness chain to open three new “classy” sports clubs in Manhattan this year.
What, you were expecting a Roger Clemens-run juice bar?
The first will be a 28,000-square-foot facility on Fifth Avenue, conveniently Read More
A Manhattan man has been charged with assault in a case his alleged victim is calling "spin rage," after an incident during a spinning class at the Equinox health club on East 85th Street. "It is the loss of all self control by someone who is just sharing not a road in this case but Read More
Steve Wiebe has been hearing the same question repeatedly: “Is the bar closing?”
His patrons have good reason for asking.
Mr. Wiebe’s Westside Brewery Co., located at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street, is just about the last business left on the block.
Apart from the bar, only the low-budget Amsterdam Inn directly Read More
Taller Than Morimoto, and maybe more ‘zen.’
Wearing a stately red robe, flanked by voracious sales agents and their eager buyers, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto was the main attraction at Tuesday night’s preview party for West Chelsea’s future Caledonia–”the first luxury condominium tower on the High Line.”
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The Hey-that-low-fat-snack-ain’t-so-low-fat! story is one of those gotcha perennials. Seinfeld celebrated these cautionary tales years ago in the famous frozen-yogurt episode. But what if the accused purveyor of a bogus low-fat treat turned out to be … one of New York City’s toniest health clubs?
According to an independent analysis performed at Associated Analytical Laboratories, Read More