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Nouriel Roubini's 10 Person Roof Deck Hot Tub Is Paying For Itself (Because He's Charging Fashion Week-Attendees To Use It)

He's an economist and an entrepreneur.
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Dr. Nouriel Roubini is a man who needs no introduction but we'll give him one anyway: The guy is a famed NYU economist who acquired the nickname Dr. Doom in the lead up to the financial crisis for his dark but accurate predictions. Constantly researching, analyzing, and discussing dire situations for the global economy can take its toll though, which is why the Doctor makes sure to keep things light, by surrounding himself with models, actresses, NYU grad students and other hot women alike, as well as post-modern vagina art. He's previously solicited tips in the pages of the Financial Times re: how to become the maestro of f*cking, and for the last number of years, has made a name for himself as the hostess with the mostess, by throwing parties in his downtown pad featuring a ratio of "10 girls to one guy."

As close followers of his career as both an economist and appreciator of sexy times know, he recently kicked things up a notch by installing a 10-person hot tub on his roof deck on East 1st Street, where Roubini, plus nine women and one on his lap could enjoy some al fresco fun. And now, he's found a way to monetize the thing.

“Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini, who is equally known for his model-packed hot tub parties at his Manhattan apartment as for his market predictions, is generously offering his pad for soothing “special meditation sessions” — plus a dip in the tub — during New York Fashion Week. Famed economist Roubini — whose boisterous hot tub bacchanals have been a steaming source of anger for his East Village neighbors — will be hosting a meditation session with the Path at his triplex penthouse on Tuesday, followed by a promised plunge in his hallowed Jacuzzi. According to an e-mail sent out by the Path, which teaches ancient meditation techniques, “The sit will take place at sunset, and everyone who joins will be invited to stay after to enjoy gorgeous views and a new rooftop hot tub.” [...] The e-mail adds that Roubini is “one of the most famous economists in the world, who is deeply committed not only to getting into great shape physically, but in the power of meditation to make you healthier — in mind and body . . . He is known for hosting scene-y/trendsetting New Yorkers.”

Obviously anyone looking to work on their "mind" should reserve a seat post haste.

‘Dr. Doom’ economist’s ‘meditation’ and hot tub sessions during NYFW [NYP]

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