Did anyone really need a New York Times op-ed from Jerry Seinfeld? No, but we got one anyway. The media reporting on the op-ed is, “Jerry Seinfeld roasts writer who said New York City is dead”.
That op-ed was overkill, but the best defense against it probably isn’t coming from a guy with a 12 acre estate in the Hamptons who is most famous for a show about New York that was set in Los Angeles.
Manhattan is an island off the coast of America. Are we part of the United States? Kind of. And this is one of the toughest times we’ve had in quite a while.
But one thing I know for sure: The last thing we need in the thick of so many challenges is some putz on LinkedIn wailing and whimpering, “Everyone’s gone! I want 2019 back!”
Oh, shut up. Imagine being in a real war with this guy by your side.
Yes. Shut up, Jerry. Here’s where you actually live.
The 12-acre estate includes a large manor house with its own pool and garden, a guest house, the main pool, a barn, and a baseball diamond that Mets fan Seinfeld added shortly after moving in
And Seinfeld throws in an addendum confessional to his op-ed, “Yes, I also have a place out on Long Island. But I will never abandon New York City. Ever.”
I’m not abandoning New York City, but I live on a 12 acre estate in the Hamptons.
Jerry Seinfeld was spotted Monday in his lime green Porsche in East Hampton, New York after the announcement of the death of his Seinfeld co-star Jerry Stiller.
That’s in May.
And if I had an estate in the Hamptons, I’d probably sell it and move out of New York. So Jerry’s living close to New York City. But he’s carefully avoiding all the unpleasant aspects of it.
He’s got the money to do it. Good for him. Black Lives Matter looters aren’t beating down his door. Homeless aren’t camping on his front stoop. But it’s obscenely condescending for him to act as if he’s living like his character in Manhattan. His mega-garage is in Manhattan, its luxury cars protected by, no doubt, more security than most New Yorkers get to protect their lives.
We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you. And it will sure as hell be back. Because of all the real, tough New Yorkers who, unlike you, loved it and understood it, stayed and rebuilt it.
Sure. Everyone knows real New Yorkers live in the Hamptons. Or LA. Or Colorado. Or wherever.
. In September 2007, Mister Seinfeld paid an extraordinary $4,454,000 for a warehouse building in Los Angeles near the Santa Monica airport. Presumably he stashes a portion of his Porsche collection here but, in all honesty, we have no idea what he does with the building.
In January of this year (2011), Missus Seinfeld purchased in her own name a 2,366 square foot ranch house in her hometown of Burlington, VT. Property records show the 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom residence, with over 100 feet of sandy beach on Lake Champlain’s Appletree Bay, was purchased without a mortgage for $1,050,000.
Mister and Misuss Seinfeld also own a secluded and scenically located 26.84-acre estate in Telluride, CO that, we learned from a kind citizen we’ll call Ruby Tuesday, they recently hoisted on to the market with an asking price of $18,250,000. The price includes the no-doubt quite pricey but, for the most part, not particularly inspired furnishings.
Mister and Missus Seinfeld actually own two adjacent properties in Telluride according to the San Miguel County Tax Man. The first was acquired in June 2007 for $7,550,000 and the second the following April for $2,300,000.
Sure Jerry hasn’t left.
Jerry Seinfeld isn’t living where he can imbibe that “energy” he raves about. I know that energy. I loved that energy. It won’t be found on his estate. And that energy is mostly gone. Real New Yorkers have left. The city is full of hipsters from out of the city who are going to leave, random third world immigrants, and the welfare class.
Seinfeld cashes in on that New York City image while, like so many New Yorkers, living away from the city. That didn’t make him a hypocrite until his posturing op-ed that pretends otherwise.