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Gracie Mansion 

 
 
Gracie Mansion is the official residence of New York City's mayor. However, current mayor Michael Bloomberg does not live here and uses Gracie Mansion occasionally for official business or functions. Located within Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan's Upper West Side, Gracie Mansion was built in 1799 and was initially a private residence. The city took over Gracie Mansion in 1896 and only became the official residence of the mayor in 1942.
Gracie Mansion, New York City
Gracie Mansion by Dmadeo

The Mansion is opened to the public for tours with advanced reservations and each tour lasts about 45 minutes. General tours are held on most Wednesdays with the first starting at 10:00 am and the last at 2:00 pm. Tea Tours are for groups of 25-50 people and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to the popularity of the tours, it is recommended to make a reservation weeks in advance.

Gracie Mansion in winter, New York City
Gracie Mansion in winter by Jim Henderson

The tour includes the ground floor of the main house including the dining room, mayor's living area on the second floor, and the mansion's Susan E. Wagner Wing. The rooms' interiors are designed and decorated in the Federal style of the early 19th century, noted for their bright colors and patterned interiors. Features include cornices with intricate designs and chandeliers hanging over the ceilings. Other features are the custom made furniture and early American paintings. 

Location: 89th Street at East End Avenue (Carl Schurz Park), New York, NY 10128

Website: Gracie Mansion (New York City Government)

Tel (tour booking): 212-570-4751 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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