Wednesday, May 28, 2008

UES Equinox Brawl

the Manhattan broker who threw a boutique hedge fund manager off his bike during spinning class at an upper east side Equinox for yelling "you go girl!" "woot woot!" and "great song!" will appear in court today.

here's a quick recap of the cat fight, in case you missed it in the NY Post

Stuart Sugarman loved to cheer himself on and grunt in spin class — but now the hedge-fund manager is paying dearly for his vociferous workout.

....He grunted a lot, admittedly. He war-whooped. He hollered, "Great song!" and "You go, girl," and he probably was the noisiest guy in the spin class.

Ten days ago, Sugarman was sitting on his exercise bike at the Equinox on East 85th Street. The spin instructor was exhorting, the music was blasting, and Sugarman was shouting and rigorously pedaling away.

First, the furious broker (Christopher Carter) demanded the hedge-fund manager please stop making so much noise. "Then it escalates to 'Shut up!' and "Shut the f--- up!" The broker complained to the instructor, who "basically shrugs," Davis (Sugarman's lawyer) said.

The broker then allegedly issued the final ultimatum - "If you don't shut the f--- up, I'm getting off my bike." The hedge-fund manager said: "Stop being a baby." Finally, the ballistic broker dismounts and "charges my client's bike like Leonard Marshall of the New York Giants hitting a practice sled," Davis said.

The broker tipped the hedge-fund manager and his bike into the wall, smashing a hole in the sheetrock, Davis said. "Then he smashes him back onto the ground, with the bike falling on top of him."


Kate said...

I know the daughter of the man who was thrown off his bike!! It's one of my bf's best friends from high school. How funny is that?!?

Buck Dancer said...

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