This mansion was built in 1799 and is located at a bend in the East river, 5 miles north of the city in an 11 acre park.
Over the years it has been neglected, then enlarged and finally fully renovated and restored. It belongs to the people of New York and your taxes have paid for it’s restoration and for it’s ongoing upkeep.
It didn’t become the Mayor’s residence until 1942 and not all Mayors have used it, though it is used continuously for functions related to various NYC activities.
However, the new mayor, De Blasio has annoucned he and his family are moving in.
He has already held an open house, see the video, to meet any New Yorkers who wanted to come and to thank volunteers who aided his campaign.
Public tours of the mansion are offered from 10am-2pm on Wednesday on the hour and entry cost $7, $4 for seniors and students free. Go to Gracie Mansion for details and to see some fine pics of the outside and inside of the mansion. LIKE that New Yorkers are the proud owners of such a fine colonial mansion.