Report: Bloomberg on Bermuda golf course in the hours after the Metro-North train derailment

metro north derail
Credit: Reuters

In the hours after the Metro-North train derailment, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was reportedly on a golf course in Bermuda.

Someone who spotted the mayor at the island Mid Ocean golf club told The Wall Street Journal that Bloomberg was on the green until about noon New York time.

Four people died after a southbound Metro-North train derailed roughly 100 yards from the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx around 7:20 Sunday morning.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived on the scene roughly two hours later, along with several members of Bloomberg’s administration, including NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Bloomberg visited with injured victims of the derailment at a Bronx hospital Sunday night, but refused to disclose his whereabouts, explaining first responders did their job. The mayor again refused to disclose his whereabouts when pressed by reporters at City Hall Monday, referring to a public schedule that showed only his weekly, pre-taped radio address for Sunday.

Earlier in City Hall Park, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio would not comment on Bloomberg’s absence at the scene of the derailment. He said that it would have been, generally speaking, “important to be there.”

“My instinct in these things is to be present even if the city is not the lead,” de Blasio said. “Obviously it’s a bit of a case-by-case situation. But in this case I would have been there.”

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter @AnnaESanders


'Five Star': A coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang…

'Five Star' tells a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang culture at the Tribeca Film Festival.


New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…


NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.


Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…


Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


'A Brony Tale' documents men who are into…

Ashleigh Ball, a voice actress on "My Little Pony," speaks to us.


Tribeca: Nikki Reed on going funny for a…

"Intramural" star Nikki Reed talks about being the straight person in a broad comedy, spending time in Austin and how "Thirteen" was a "miracle."


Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.


Nets excited for Brooklyn fans to bring the…

Kevin Garnett has definitely used profanity while trash talking or in practices, but never to describe an entire borough.


Rangers turn up shot blocking in Game 3…

Game 3 of the Rangers-Flyers opneing round series was not a return to John Tortorella hockey.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.