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De Blasio making “temporary” move to Gracie Mansion

December 11, 2013 12:12PM


Gracie Mansion at East End Avenue and 88th Street

Despite earlier concerns about his son’s high school commute, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has committed to moving into Hizzoner’s official residence, Gracie Mansion.

He and his family will make a temporary move to the five-bedroom estate overlooking the East River at East End Avenue and 88th Street, he said on his website today. The move will occur over the next few months, he said.

“It’s a practical choice but one that we make with respect and gratitude for the people of New York City,” de Blasio said in a statement, also citing logistical and security reasons prompting the decision.

While campaigning, de Blasio vowed to move to the home, which features a new $1.25 million kitchen and 14 acres of parkland. But then he said he might stay at his non-renovated Park Slope row house, which he does not plan to sell.

Sofia Song of StreetEasy has estimated Gracie Mansion is worth between $100 million and $150 million. [Transition 2013]Mark Maurer

  • NewYawker

    Temporary 4 year move

  • Styttowner

    I guess the Mayor elect is not concerned about living next to a waste transfer station. Unlike the residents of the Isaacs Houses across the street from his dump, the De Blasio’s are only temporary residents. At least they don’t live on Sutton or in Stuy Town with a river view. Our new view will be garbage barges pulled by polluting tug boats. I am a resident of Stuy town and cannot believe this is moving forward. Ruining the river we all worked so hard to preserve. And for the garbage to end up in the same place it does now – Jersey.