Let’s file this one under Why Didn’t I Think of That? Bermuda’s most famous part-time resident—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg—got a splashy front-page story in today’s New York Times about how he spends his time when he’s here in Bermuda. The writer reports on his lavish Tucker’s Town estate, a $10 million four-bedroom home with five balconies, seven bathrooms, an in-ground pool and space for four cars (pictured); his favorite golf club, Mid-Ocean, where obsessively plays 54 holes over the course of a weekend; and four beloved island restaurants including Greg’s Steakhouse (for power lunches in the City of Hamilton), Rustico (an Italian café in Flatts where he orders platters of herb-marinated chicken, beef tenderloin and fresh orecchiette), Tom Moore’s Tavern (established in 1652, it’s Bermuda’s oldest restaurant), and Port O Call (for fresh fish on Front Street). The Mayor clearly has good taste. After all, I covered Port O Call in my New York Times piece, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which ran late last year and Greg’s has long been a local favorite. As for the Mid-Ocean Club, well, I think the $50,000 initiation fee speaks for itself. But I suppose when you have an estimated $18 billion fortune, 50K is just a small drop in the bucket. Ahh to live the good life, although I really have little to complain about. Bermuda is indeed a lovely place to call home. But Mike, next time you feel like sharing an island scoop with the New York Times, how about you give a fellow transplanted New Yorker a shout, will ya?
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).