Gracie Mansion


It turns out that not all Manhattanites live in cramped apartments…for example, the mayor of New York City, who lives in Gracie Mansion. This federal-style home was once a country estate, an ice-cream parlor, the first home of the Museum of the City of New York, and most famously, a residence for some of New York's mayors, beginning with Mayor LaGuardia.


It sits facing the Hells Gate channel of the East River. After a 2002 renovation, both the interior and exterior were restored, and the house was transformed into the "People's House" with increased accessibility to the public and to city agencies.


The mansion has been used to accommodate visiting officials and dignitaries, such as former guests First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Nelson Mandela.


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