The De Blasio family will move from Park Slope to Gracie Mansion
But don't worry, Brooklynites—you may still run into the new mayor during his workouts at the Park Slope YMCA
Wed Dec 11 2013
Once Bill de Blasio was elected as New York City's 109th mayor, the question shifted to where he and his family—who are among Park Slope's most famous residents—would live once he takes office. Now the matter has been settled: The mayor-elect announced today that he; his wife, Chirlane McCray; and kids Dante and Chiara would make the move from Brooklyn to the mayor's official residence in Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side.
In a post on his Transition NYC website, De Blasio explains, "For a variety of reasons, like logistical and security concerns, we’ve decided to move to Gracie Mansion. It’s a practical choice but one that we make with respect and gratitude for the people of New York City." But fear not, Brooklynites: The incoming mayor promises that you'll probably still see him and his family at their favorite Park Slope haunts, including Bar Toto, the Park Slope YMCA and Purity Diner. They'll also keep their home in the neighborhood.
Mayor Bloomberg has famously eschewed living in Gracie Mansion during his tenure, preferring to stay in his fancy-pants townhouse on East 79th Street. (Is this just another way that De Blasio is setting himself apart from Bloomie? We wouldn't be surprised.)
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