A street fair had shut down a stretch of Avenue of the Americas between his Midtown hotel and the restaurant where he was due for lunch. Stuck in traffic, he called his daughter, Camille, from a taxi to tell her he was on his way; she should go ahead and order for him, he said. Once he arrived, they had fish and shared a chilled bottle of white wine.
Unfortunately New York Times thinks McCormick & Schmick’s isn’t really a place for affluent people who can afford a townhouse that costs $50K a month:
…Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers, William W. Taylor III and Benjamin Brafman, have sought from prosecutors any video recordings, including anything from the restaurant on West 52nd Street near Avenue of the Americas, the New York outpost of a nationwide chain. (The choice, perhaps incongruous for a man renting a town house listed for $50,000 a month, was made by his daughter, according to the person familiar with the defense inquiry.)
Here are the hedge fund managers who are MSSR investors (they probably don’t dine at MSSR because it would be incongruous for fund managers making millions of dollars a year):
1. David Keidan
2. Chuck Royce
3. D. E. Shaw