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Stephen Ross

  1. buyer's market
    Equinox and SoulCycle Workers Need a UnionAfter the Stephen Ross controversy, they have an unusual amount of leverage now in a profitable business. They should use it.
  2. controversies
    Momofuku Donated Profits From All NYC Restaurants to Charity on FridayThe move came a day after founder David Chang issued a stern rebuke to investor Stephen Ross for supporting President Trump.
  3. rich people
    So, How Did Those Much-Protested Trump Fundraisers Go?The president’s reelection campaign raked in $12 million at two separate events in the Hamptons, including a lunch hosted by the founder of Equinox.
  4. power
    Equinox Tried to Comfort Employees on an Internal Call. It Didn’t Go So Well.In the call, obtained by the Cut, management did little to assuage employees’ concerns over its investors support for Trump.
  5. business
    The Trump Boycotts Pose a Grave Danger to the Equinox and SoulCycle BusinessesStephen Ross’s backing of Trump threatens not only the Equinox and SoulCycle brands but the broader business strategy they support.
  6. racism
    The Sleight of Hand at the Heart of Trump’s AppealStephen Ross and Tucker Carlson reveal the glue that holds the Republican coalition together.
  7. sorry
    Unfortunately All These Millennial Brands Have to Be Canceled TooWe’re afraid it’s not just SoulCycle and Equinox.
  8. controversies
    Chefs and Restaurant Owners Scramble to Distance Themselves From Stephen RossThe Trump-supporting billionaire is an investor in a number of big-name food ventures.
  9. boycotts
    People Are Rushing to Cancel Their Equinox MembershipsAfter news broke that the company’s owner was hosting a lavish fundraiser for Trump.
  10. politics
    The Owner of SoulCycle and Equinox Is Throwing a Fancy Trump FundraiserTo the dismay of many fans of the gym chain and stationary-bicycle lifestyle cult.
  11. urbanism
    Hudson Yards Is a Gilded City Straight Out of a Billionaire’s FantasyWhere nothing is ever dirty and everything works, where you can live your perfect life and never have to leave — provided you can pay for it.
  12. urbanism
    How Stephen Ross Became the Most Powerful City-Shaper Since Robert MosesHe’s outmaneuvered, outspent, out-leveraged, and out-sweet-talked his way into the Hudson Yards deal.
  13. cityscape
    The Urban Designer Who Brought Whimsy to London Is Turning His Eye to New YorkThomas Heatherwick is the Willy Wonka of Hudson Yards.
  14. early and often
    Howard Rubenstein’s Fingerprints All Over Bloomberg Third-Term PushA bunch of boldface names came out in support of abolishing term limits today, but earlier in the week, the loudest voices on the subject were all clients of the PR legend.
  15. intel
    Spitzer to Split Up Control of New York’s Three Racing TracksAs one of the many controversy-spurning agenda items Eliot Spitzer has to deal with, we hear some progress being made in the ongoing discussions with Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno over Bruno’s pet issue: the future of the New York horse-racing industry. One source involved in the private talks tells us that the tentative plan is to split up control of each of New York’s three horse-racing tracks: Saratoga, Belmont, and Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association (which faces an expiration date at the end of this year) will get to keep control of the track in Saratoga, and thus stay alive. This would help the Spitzer administration avoid a potentially lengthy lawsuit.
  16. in other news
    64 New Yorkers Make ‘Forbes’ 400You haven’t, by any chance, been feeling rich lately, have you? Sort of feeling a little bit smug that the burst of the real-estate bubble won’t splatter all over you? At least a little bit excited that in November, your every-other-Friday paycheck will come three times instead of twice? Well, just in time for all that, Forbes has released its annual list of the 400 richest people in America. And guess what? Sixty-four of them are New Yorkers! The top 100 billionaires, in fact, include household (okay, apartment-hold) names like shareholder activist Carl Icahn, Revlon CEO Ron Perelman, designer Ralph Lauren, Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse … oh yeah, and Mayor Bloomberg, who at $11.5 billion is America’s 25th richest man. According to Forbes, he more than doubled his wealth from last year, which was enough to leapfrog over rival media magnate Rupert Murdoch in the ranks.