Photo of The Ansonia by Amy Aglar.
December 28, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 44 Degrees.
The pounding music coming from SoulCycle, a studio-cycling spot that recently opened on 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, was driving neighbors in the luxury Harison apartment building a little nuts. Now SoulCycle is closing for a few days to install more insulation. The club apparently offers grueling workouts via candlelight, in a sort of yoga-inspired pulse-pounding sweatbath. I’d rather be fat. (Wall Street Journal)
A doorman administered the Heimlich maneuver on an 84-year-old Claire Rosengarten who was choking on a calcium pill and came running out of her first-floor apartment into his arms. The doorman was too shy to talk to the reporter. (ABC)
Rod Covlin, the husband of deceased money manager Shele Danishevsky Covlin, is being sued by the Manhattan public administrator in a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges Covlin strangled his wife. Covlin has not been charged criminally with any crime. Covlin’s strange death was originally ruled a homicide, but after her body was exhumed a medical examiner said she had been strangled. Covlin was found dead in the bathtub of her West 68th Street apartment by her 9-year-old daughter. (NY Daily News)
A last-minute deal may avert a strike by nurses at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt hospitals. (NY Times)
Police are looking for two armed robbers who have hit businesses throughout Manhattan, including the Spot doggie daycare on 72nd Street in November. (NBC)
Among the top 10 new restaurants in New York City chosen by the New York Times’ former dining critic Sam Sifton was Boulud Sud. Sifton also praises Bar Boulud, which has been around for a few years and goes so far as to say this: “Between those two and La Caridad on Broadway at 78th Street, there is little reason now to ever leave the Upper West Side to dine.” Agree or disagree? (NY Times)