Attention hip and fashionable New Yorkers who don't mind paying small fortunes on tiny vodka sodas at New York's finest nightclubs: you may have been fooled. Over the past few weeks an impostor has invaded your sacred circle of fringe celebrities, stony celebrities, tangential relatives of the rich and powerful, and Amanda Bynes in a wig. That impostor goes by the name "Dan Bloomberg." Dan sounds like he might be related to the Michael Bloomberg, New York City overlord and destroyer of the Spanish language. According to Page Six, he's been telling the higher ups at New York's night clubs that he's Bloomberg's nephew. Bloomberg's reps said they have no knowledge of a nephew.
The odd (?) thing is that he's apparently not using this phony nephew scheme to score free drinks. "He likes the best tables. He pays his way. But he’s on his phone most of the time," the team at Page Six writes, adding, "We’re told the interloper doesn’t demand free champagne or even drink to excess." He sure seems like a far cry from Clark Rockefeller, who pretended to be a scion of the famous family mostly to suit his own (nefarious) ends.
Umm, what good is pretending to be the sobrino of El Bloombito, if you can't even parlay that into a free glass of champagne? And though we completely understand that if you are related to Bloomberg and allegedly have a direct line to his billions, it would probably be out of character to ask for free things—but, if you're rich enough to spend bundles of your own money for VIP tables, why not just use your real name and, you know, make a name for yourself?