Come sail away to NJ
Holiday time. Pay attention. Meet the Honorable Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh, commander of Manhattan Yacht Club’s floating clubhouse.
He’s who? Does what? And it’s where?
Commodore: “Realizing New York City had no recreational sailing, in 1987, I founded this Manhattan Yacht Club. We started at South Street Seaport. 2015 we moved to Liberty Harbor Marina in Jersey City.”
So this Manhattan Yacht Club, which is in New Jersey, does what?
“We’re a spectator platform to watch sailing races and an event location for parties. Manhattanites anchor their boats north of Ellis Island.”
It’s a waterway clubhouse. So, if enough already with Santa, His Commodoreship says for a nominal sum non-members can — day or night — eat, drink, sail, yell “ahoy!,” watch whatever boats in New Jersey do in New York. But easy on the drink because if you fall in the water rescuing you is extra.
Adam Sandler, still hustling his Netflix flick “Hustle,” this month. Movie’s been with us since June, but some whispers have it wanting more, maybe come awards season. Let’s wish him luck.
On the hunt for royalty
My opinion — requested by nobody:
Once upon a dime was this female who knew how to marry, divorce, break into showbiz, memorize a script, travel to Europe’s moneyed places but not — not! — know who’s this red-haired Prince Empty over whom lackeys were blubbering.
She had scripts, tickets, cash, travel folders, computers, iPhones, magazines, newspapers, TV, Google, time to investigate, knew to play a part, work a script, hit the right place at the right season — and not know who he was?!
In London, Brits who paw the same high level ground told me — and I was not alone hearing this — she’d been actively out there husband hunting.
Her lady parts found the way. She now lives in her California sty by pawing everyone — father, ex-best friend, the Brits, brother-in-law William, sister-in-law Catherine, staffers and Queen Elizabeth’s entire kingdom.
One day Prince Empty will actually babble. And before you can say Hail Brittania she’ll be out there again hunting.
Being scene & heard
Miami. Multiple Art Shows: Art Basel Miami, Art Miami, Context Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami. Art Basel showed dead artists. Art Miami’s first two days VIPs only. Riffraff who have late dinner at 5 p.m. got let in Day Three.
And Manhattan? It’s awakening. Sunday night at East 60th’s Canaletto, owner Elvis says his “regulars” now all come back. And Dave at UES’s Beach Café joined Will Smith and R. Kelly in canceling Kanye from his jukebox. Hey, Yeezy come, Yeezy go.
And “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter’s daughter Jessica Altman debuts her new song “Blood Moon” Wednesday at downtown’s Rockwood Music Hall.
We hear Mrs. Sussex is now looking to become a renowned global politician. Could even be she starts here — in Manhattan, the international capital of the world. Could even maybe be a lingerie shop called Frederick’s of Afghanistan.
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.