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De Blasio family gets $65K in Gracie Mansion furnishings

Dumbo-based modern furniture chain West Elm to give interiors new look
July 31, 2014 01:00PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family received $65,000 in furnishings from Dumbo-based chain West Elm for the Gracie Mansion in Yorkville.

The family moved into the house at 88th Street and East End Avenue earlier this week. De Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray announced in June that they would temporarily relocate from their Park Slope townhouse after several months of back-and-forth on the decision.

De Blasio’s office and the Gracie Mansion Conservancy contacted West Elm to provide the furniture, the company told the New York Daily News.

“We are honoring and preserving one of the nation’s great historic residences, while turning Gracie into a modern living space that fits our family,” McCray told the Daily News.

Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio’s predecessor, renovated the mansion, but never resided there. [NYDN]Mark Maurer