Monday, April 26, 2010

Bloomberg's Bermuda

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?

1 comment:

  1. I think the mayor requires to go to Bermuda to supervise all his off shore accounts without interference from the SEC.The Observer covered the issue that the NYT, WSJ, NYP wouldn’t touch.