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Friday, June 29, 2007


This is the residence of Michael Bloomberg, mayor of NYC. Elected in 2001 and for a second term in 2005, Bloomberg opted to live in his Manhattan residence rather than Gracie Mansion (the official Mayoral residence since 1942, when Robert Moses paved the way for Fiorella LaGuardia to become Gracie Mansion's first resident.) The 5-story, 7,500-square-foot townhouse at 17 East 79th St. was built in 1889 and purchased by Bloomberg in 1986 for $3.5 million - ($17 million today). Don't be deceived understated elegance of this building - these small townhouses and limestone mansions between Fifth and Madison on the Upper East Side are among the most coveted properties in NYC in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world - this is super prime real estate. Bloomberg has been a unique office holder, not coming from the world of politics. With a B.S. in electrical engineering from John Hopkins and a Harvard MBA, he certainly had the intellectual acumen and academic achievement for his forays into the business world using his background in technology, after his stint at Salomon Brothers. A self-made billionaire from a humble background, Bloomberg is in various Forbes' lists as one of the world's richest men with homes around the world. His Bermuda home has billionaire Ross Perot and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as neighbors. He has a 20-acre farm in North Salem, NY, a Victorian townhouse in London, and a condominium in Vail, Colorado. He is a private pilot with a fleet of aircraft at his disposal. Yet, ever to be practical and demonstrate that at some level he is still one of us plain folk, he continues to take the subway every morning to City Hall (albeit with bodyguards) and lists his address and phone number in the white pages (yes, I checked)...


poody said...

so who lives in the mansion now?

Brian said...

It is used for meetings and events and for official visitors to stay while in the city. Tours are available. See the Gracie Mansion link in the posting for the official website.

Moi said...

Just finished reading about his possible presidential ambitions on NY Times to land here to read this post. talk about coincidences!!!! :)

SCS said...

Era precisamente num número 17 assim que,
um dia,
gostava de viver.

Bom mote!
Vira Vento.

Little Blue PD said...

Bloomie is a very arrogant man. I also highly doubt he rides the subway that much. He's the mayor, I want him driven around so he can make calls and stuff. New Yorkers shouldn't want him wasting all that time on the subway.

We all have to wonder what Bloomberg is really thinking of with this congestion pricing tax scheme. Maybe he mostly just wants a new tax. Just wrap it up in ‘concern for the environment’, and then people can just demonize those who oppose it.

If he cares so much about traffic jams, congestion and air pollution, why does he let Park Avenue be blocked off? Why doesn’t he do anything about that?

It's true, Pershing Square Restaurant blocks Park Avenue going South at 42nd St. for about 12 hours a day/5 months of the year! This Causes Massive Congestion and Air Pollution!

But apparently it does not bother NYC’s Nanny-in-Chief Mike “Congestion Pricing Tax” Bloomberg?

It certainly supports his claim that the city is hugely congested.

Check out the map!

Check it out!


Little Blue PD


Anonymous said...

You really capture the essence of NYC! Out of all of the cities' photo blogs, yours is by far the best. Thanks for constantly reminding me why I am in love with this amazing city!!!

Mme Benaut from Adelaide Daily Photo said...

A stunning maison - Mr Bloomberg is very lucky indeed. I would love a little condo in Vail! Is he doing a good job as Mayor? I notice that Little Blue PD doesn't think so but then again, he/she seems to have his/her own agenda.

snuxy-ny said...

a really classy building
I kinda always thought he lives in his tower :-) stupid me