Tale of two sites: De Blasio undecided on Gracie or the Slope

TRD New York /
Nov.November 18, 2013 02:32 PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is on the fence about whether he will continue living in his non-renovated Park Slope row house or move into Gracie Mansion, the official mayor’s residence in Yorkville.

He plans to decide with his family over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Associated Press reported. While campaigning, de Blasio – and rival Joe Lhota – expressed interest in living in the Federal-style house that overlooks the East River and was unused during Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year regime.

De Blasio has recently been more reluctant to leave Brooklyn, citing a long commute to high school for his 15-year-old son Dante and his 11th Street house’s status as a symbol of his populist image. He bought it for $450,000 in 2000, though the home is now worth $1 million. He owns another nearby house, as part of his mother’s inheritance. De Blasio has failed to properly disclose tens of thousands of dollars in rental income at the latter townhouse, as previously reported.

Gracie Mansion boasts a new $1.25 million kitchen and 14 acres of parkland. [AP via Brooklyn Daily Eagle]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
City Council member Brad Lander and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty; iStock)

Rezoning Gowanus, de Blasio’s shot at redemption, is no sure thing

Rezoning Gowanus, de Blasio’s shot at redemption, is no sure thing
Corey Johnson, Andrew Rigie and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio
A photo illustration of Mayor Bill de Blasio at a restaurant (Getty)

NYC’s outdoor dining program will become permanent

NYC’s outdoor dining program will become permanent
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

Business owners request Open Restaurant plan for retail

Business owners request Open Restaurant plan for retail
NYC Hospitality Alliance’s Andrew Rigie and Mayor de Blasio (Hospitality Alliance; Getty; iStock)

City can’t afford to bail out restaurants: de Blasio

City can’t afford to bail out restaurants: de Blasio
Council members Antonio Reynoso and Keith Powers (Twitter, NY City Council, Getty)

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Donald Trump, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, and Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump threatens to yank $7B from “anarchist” NYC

Trump threatens to yank $7B from “anarchist” NYC
A construction worker at One Vanderbilt in August (Getty)

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...