From the October issue: Talk about a real estate upgrade. When Bill de Blasio is handed the keys to Gracie Mansion — which seems likely given the latest polls — it will be a major step up from his Park Slope home, where he shares a single bathroom with his family (see “Going to Gracie-land”).
But let’s face it, it will also mean a less friendly tenant in City Hall for New York’s real estate industry. When it comes to taxes, zoning, landmarking and other key issues, Mayor Bill will differ a lot from Mayor Mike. [more]