De Blasio dodged permits for Gracie Mansion fence

Plans for the fence should have gone before the city’s Design Commission for review

New York /
Dec.December 14, 2014 11:00 AM

After his somewhat reluctant move to Gracie Mansion, Mayor Bill De Blasio is taking some heat for the “privacy fence” he built around the property.

De Blasio failed to secure the proper permits to build his fence and now the Parks Department is scrambling to file the paperwork after the fact, according to the New York Post.

The mayor ordered the construction of the roughly 10-foot-tall fence inside an existing 6-foot brick wall to keep prying eyes at bay.

Officials have not yet said whether any employees of the Parks Department would be disciplined for building the barrier without first obtaining the alteration permits.

Plans for the fence should have gone before the city’s Design Commission for review but never did, a City Hall source also admitted. The job was finished in November, according to the Post. [NYP] Christopher Cameron

 

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