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De Blasio family spends first night at Gracie Mansion after Italian vacation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray and their two children will spend their first night at Gracie Mansion after announcing the move last year.

gracie mansion de blasio After more than a week in Italy for a family vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray and their two children will wake up Monday at their new Upper East Side abode.
Credit: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office

The de Blasio family are officially Manhattanites as of Sunday evening.

After more than a week in Italy for a family vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray and their two children will wake up Monday at their new Upper East Side abode.

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An aide to the mayor announced the family's first night at Gracie Mansion. While the five-bedroom, two-story Federal-style building has historically hosted any number of events and visiting dignitaries.

However, no family has lived in the 214-year-old since former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's family moved out in 2000.

De Blasio first announced the family's intentions to move into Gracie in December, two weeks before his inauguration. But the family remained in their Park Slope townhouse while son Dante, 16, finished his junior year of high school at Brooklyn Technical High School.

Daughter Chiara, 19, is a college sophomore in California.

In June, McCray noted the beginning of their move not long before their Brooklyn curbside started becoming crowded with free items from their home for more than a decade.

"Moving is bittersweet, even when excited about the destination," McCray wrote. "We've lived in our Park Slope home for 14 wonderful years. So many of the moments we cherish took place right here."

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