For the first time in more than a decade, a New York City mayor is living in Gracie Mansion. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday.
De Blasio and his family returned from their vacation in Italy on Sunday and were seen unloading luggage at the mansion.
Since December, de Blasio has said he’d move into the mansion from the family’s home in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They spent some time debating whether to make the switch and began the moving process at the beginning of June.
No one had lived at Gracie Mansion since Rudy Giuliani left office in 2001. Mayor Michael Bloomberg remained in his opulent Upper East Side town house during his 12-year administration, though he oversaw extensive renovations to Gracie Mansion.
The mansion, which dates to 1799, was designated the official residence of the mayor in 1942.
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