…but apparently a great one for fights.
I once had to live at the NYAC for about six weeks, and it was hell. The people who worked there were incredibly rude and snotty—every single time I walked in, someone asked me if I was a member—the rooms would have been a step down for monks, and the athletic facilities felt like something out of Saw.
So I am delighted to read of a huge fight that happened at the bar in the club, which sounds, frankly, hilarious.
From the blog Wall Street Jackass, which one likes instantly:
It was the best fight I’ve ever seen. Young people, old people, girls , members , non members, it was a nondiscriminatory rage match. …probably two broken noses right off the back, one dude knocked straight on his butt on the first punch, glasses thrown, broken glass everywhere , and all the tables turned over or shoved to the side, they were making their arena…..The first break in the fight occurred when a random guy hopped in to break it up, his girlfriend by his side . The commotion ended so everyone thought , until somebody knocked the guy’s girlfriend over and this kid laid one dude right out. So now the fight expanded to three groups, three wolfpacks. Girl got knocked over again…
Now the club is getting all touchy about it.…
I love the comments on this Times piece, by the way. Such as:
“I hope this doesn’t lead to further violence in The Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard this summer!!”
“Wolf packs? Lion’s Pit? Ragematch? This is probably the single most brilliant piece of journalism I have read in a while. If this does not get a Pulitzer, then there is no justice in the world.”
“I have to congratulate the club on this wonderful marketing effort. Brilliant!!!! Its clearly the most interesting and exciting thing to have happened at 180 CPS in many years.”
“Stay classy, one-percenters.”
Someone really ought to do a book of the best Internet commenting sprees.