Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York City’s mayor is located in Carl Schurz Park, at East End Avenue and 88th Street in Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood.
The house was built by Archibald Gracie in 1799 and first used as a mayoral residence in 1942 by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. Only the mayor’s family and visiting public officials may reside with the mayor at the mansion. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in office from 2002 to 2013, elected not to live at Gracie Mansion, using it only to host meetings and events and as accommodation for visiting officials.
Parts of Gracie Mansion are open for public exhibits, and free guided tours are offered most Mondays with advance reservations. Photo ID is required for admission.