Seen from the Promenade this morning, what appears to be a huge yacht lies anchored near the mouth of the Hudson. Perhaps the owner didn’t get the memo that displays of conspicuous consumption are passé.
Update: mystery solved. The yacht is Le Grand Bleu, owned by Russian oil billionaire Eugene Shvidler. Russian billionaires were exempt from the conspicuous consumption memo, provided Putin said “Da.” (Thanks to Ulrich and Kent at NYCMaritime for the info.)