De Blasio family seems to warm to Gracie Mansion move
The jury is still out on whether the de Blasio family will move into Gracie Mansion, but the incoming mayor made it sound Monday afternoon like swapping their Park Slope row house for the Upper East Side manse was in their future.
"You're going to hear something later this week," he told reporters during a press conference in City Hall Park about his income-tax-hike plan for universal pre-kindergarten.
Over Thanksgiving de Blasio discussed the matter with wife Chirlane McCray and their children: 16-year-old son Dante and daughter Chiara, 18, who goes to college in California.
De Blasio seemed less concerned about Dante's potentially lengthy commute to school from the Upper East Side.
"Dante had that concern and I had that concern for him too, about his school," he said. "That wasn't necessarily his firm and final vote, but that was a real concern we had to work through."
The incoming mayor said there were "still a couple of unanswered questions. A couple of details have to be sorted through, but we're going to know before this week is out what we're going to do."