De Blasio’s tenants give mayoral front-runner high marks

New York /
Oct.October 29, 2013 11:12 AM

While Bill de Blasio hasn’t yet ascended to the city’s highest office, he’s already made the grade in his role as landlord. The public advocate and front-runner to become the next mayor rents out a duplex home at 384 11th Street in Park Slope – very close to his own townhouse – and he’s been a big hit with his tenants.

“I don’t have one negative word to say about Bill and Chirlane,” Ellen Mittelholzer, French teacher who lives in the second-floor one-bedroom apartment at the property, told the New York Times about de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray. Before signing the lease, Mittelholzer met with the couple, who treated her and her husband to tea and cookies, according to the newspaper.

De Blasio was also quick to respond to any problems with the $1.1 million duplex property, and would often stop by to shovel snow or send his son Dante to do the job, according to the Times.

De Blasio had failed to disclose rental income – which was about $47,500 in 2011 — from the property to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board, as previously reported. [NYT]  – Hiten Samtani


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