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Review of Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion
Ranked #414 of 1,120 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: In 1942 New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia opted to live in Gracie Mansions instead of his palatial residence on Riverside Drive. Since then it has served as the mayoral residence.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

You'll need to make a reservation online (www.nyc.gov/gracie), but this residence is worth seeing. You'll hear the history of the house, built in 1799 by shipping merchant Archibald Gracie. You'll view many of the rooms containing furnishings and many decorative touches from previous eras. As of Oct 2013, you can see the family residence because Mayor Bloomberg chose not to live there, but this may change once a new mayor moves in. The tour only takes about 45 minutes and the fee is very reasonable -- $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, and students are admitted free of charge. It may be the best bargain in New York! The volunteers who conduct the tours are very knowledgeable and do a wonderful job. After touring the house, be sure to stroll through Carl Schurz Park, a lovely park along the East River.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have been to Gracie Mansion a number of times. It is a beautiful historic house. It is a wooden house over 200 years old. It is located in a beautiful park called Carl Schurz Park. I have included a You Tube video I took to better show the exterior of the Mansion and of Carl Schurz Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32DqsLcG9j0

5  Thank 799jmartin
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you enjoy Showcase houses or interior design Gracie Mansion is for you. The house was completely redone a little over 10 years ago so it looks great with modern touches. While Bloomberg is in office, and not living on the premises, the tour includes the second floor.

The house sits on the edge of a park and the East River.

2  Thank Gail F
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Nice to visit, have to make an appointment in advance by internet. You get an idea about the period before NY was what it is now and all majors have lived here with exeption of the current major.

1  Thank Girl67
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Well you can't get in anymore and can only take a peak from the outside. Shame because this home is a historic landmark

1  Thank neil102
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