De Blasio delays move to Gracie
Bill de Blasio and his family will not leave their Park Slope rowhouse for Gracie Mansion until after the school year, according to ABC-7 reporter Dave Evans.
"It looks like it'll probably happen sometimes after the school year is over, so [the mayor's son] Dante will not have his life disrupted too much," Evans announced on air, after an exclusive two-part interview with de Blasio on Wednesday.
The issue was not addressed during the portion of the interview aired by the station.
A de Blasio spokeswoman confirmed the report, emailing, "They likely will be moving in next few months."
De Blasio lives in Park Slope with wife Chirlane McCray and 16-yeaar-old son Dante, who attends Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene. His daughter Chiara attends college in California.
During the interview, which aired on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news shows, the mayor waved off criticism of his first seven weeks in office, claiming his administration is "off to a great start."
"Bumps are part of human life and they're part of New York City," de Blasio added.
He also disputed the relevance of stories about his phone call to the NYPD on behalf of a political supporter, and a CBS video of his police detail violating traffic laws.
De Blasio said "everyday New Yorkers see the world very differently ... than the media."
He also shrugged off complaints about his tardiness, blaming it on scheduling disruptions and the frequent snowstorms during his first seven weeks in office.