The manager of one of New York’s most storied restaurants was riding his bicycle on Sunday and was struck by a car, according to an e-mail sent to restaurant friends and regulars. The ‘21’ Club’s Michael Jenkins, who is a veteran of well-known restaurants such as the River Café and is also a sommelier, was hit by a car in Astoria during the afternoon. The car allegedly left the scene, and Jenkins is currently hospitalized with internal injuries and broken bones. “While my bones may be broken, my spirit and your spirit are most not,” he writes. Scarily, he also says he was thrown twenty feet after the collision. Here’s to a speedy and complete recovery, Mr. Jenkins.
The storied restaurant. Photo: Courtesy 21 Club