Gracie Mansion in 1941. AP Photo/Robert Kradin. Courtesy of the Huffington Post.
This morning my husband and I voted alongside New York City mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio and his wife, son and daughter. Amidst swarms of reporters, we managed to proudly Instagram a great shot of the family rushing by. The de Blasios live right down the street from me, and the neighborhood is — the put it mildly — all abuzz today. So in honor of election day, I’ve decided to showcase ten incredible photos of Gracie Mansion, everyone’s favorite mayoral residence!
The Wheaton and Quackenbush families (residents) in 1890. Courtesy of the Bowery Boys and the NY Historical Society.
Mayor William O’Dwyer’s wife Sloan Simpson in Gracie Mansion. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, May 1950. Courtesy of the Bowery Boys and Life Images.
Gracie Mansion during President Truman’s visit to NYC in 1949. Smoke is from the gun salute. AP Photo/John Lent. Courtesy of the Huffington Post.
Gracie Mansion in 1927, when it housed the Museum of the City of New York. AP Photo/Robert Kradin. Courtesy MCNY.
Mayor Bloomberg, Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z in 2010. AP Photo/David Goldman. Courtesy of the Huffington Post.
John Lindsay, G E chairman Gerald Phillippe, and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. John’s son is in the background. Photo by John Dominis, May 1968. Courtesy of the Bowery Boys and Life Images.
Children (including Mayor Lindsay’s son) view visitor Charlie Chaplin from a window in 1972. AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine. Courtesy of the Huffington Post.
Bill Clinton at a press conference in 2011. Chandelier alert! AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews. Courtesy of the Huffington Post.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”