The Real Deal New York

Where the most influential politicians live in NYC

October 05, 2012 12:30PM
By Leigh Kamping-Carder

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From left: Eric Schneiderman, Christine Quinn, Charles Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries

From the October issue: Anthony Weiner’s Twitter-enabled fall from grace may have had one unforeseen bonus: an upgrade in real estate.

As a Congressman, Weiner lived in a two-bedroom co-op within the boundaries of his district in Forest Hills, Queens, an apartment that he sold last year for $430,000, public records show. As an ex-Congressman, Weiner has landed in a four-bedroom condominium on Park Avenue South, recently on the market for almost $3.3 million, the New York Post reported in August.

But Weiner is not the only New York City politician whose day job affects his address — and vice versa. The neighborhoods that elected officials occupy are circumscribed by their districts, and, in turn, the issues and projects they support and oppose are influenced by where they live. [more]