“Moving is bittersweet, even when excited by the destination,” first lady Chirlane McCray wrote in a post on her blog. “We’ve lived in our Park Slope home for 14 wonderful years. So many of the moments we cherish took place right here. But in the process of packing up, I realize just how much — literally and figuratively — we are bringing with us.”
“Imagine these family heirlooms in Gracie Mansion – the People’s House,” McCray wrote. “We are bringing ‘home’ to our new home and we are so excited about this new adventure.”
The official mayor’s residence has been empty for more than a decade.
De Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, chose to remain in his Upper East Side townhouse.
De Blasio, a Democrat elected in November, debated for weeks about whether to move out of his family’s longtime Brooklyn home.
The family eventually decided to relocate but then delayed the start of the actual move. It began Monday and will continue through September.
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