Skip to comments.De Blasio never got permits for new Gracie Mansion fence
Posted on 12/13/2014 12:00:08 PM PST by dennisw
De Blasio never got permits for new Gracie Mansion fence A new fence around the mayoral residence adds about 4 feet to the barrier already there. Cops tell de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals
Mayor de Blasio failed to secure the proper permits to build his privacy fence around Gracie Mansion and the Parks Department is now scrambling to file the paperwork after the fact, City Hall officials admitted Friday.
On Thursday, The Post exclusively reported that the mayor ordered the construction of a roughly 10-foot-tall fence inside an existing 6-foot brick wall to keep the publics prying eyes out of his yard.
Officials couldnt say whether any employees of the Parks Department, which handled the construction for the mayor, would be disciplined for building the barrier without first obtaining the alteration permits they needed.
City property owners are routinely levied hefty fines for such infractions.
Plans for the eyesore fence should have gone before the citys Design Commission for review but never did, a City Hall source also admitted. The job was finished in November.
Through a spokeswoman, de Blasio said White House fence jumpers sparked his desire to erect the barrier, for which the Parks Department paid $4,250.
The head of the mayors security detail made the decision to increase the fences height after examining the perimeter with other NYPD officials, and in the wake of the White House fence jumping incidents, said City Hall spokeswoman Rebecca Katz.
But security experts called that excuse bunk.
This is a fence for somebodys back yard in Long Island when you dont want somebody to see you barbecuing, an NYPD.....
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But he’s a communist leader; they don’t have to follow rules.
I thought Obama said fences didn’t work?
Remember, the excuse for doing squat about the southern invasion?
And it looks terrible...how totally lame...
Just imagine what it would cost anyone else to put up
a fence that length. $4000....I doubt it.
And it looks terrible.
Stately brick and iron fence with white vinyl on the inside. He may as well have put a circus tent over his home.
Channeling Leona Helmsley.
This will all be ratified after the fact by whatever city departments are necessary. They wouldn’t dare do otherwise. I wonder if there is an opportunity here for an outside group to put the mayor through some legal hoops and expose him as the rules are for little people commie that he is?
‘Public’ servant my azz. What is he hiding from the public, regular visits by George Soros or Bill Ayers?
Who the heck is going to jump into Gracie Mansion’s yard?
The mayor of NY thinks he is the Emperor.
Some pigs are obviously more equal than others.
The commie loser needs privacy so he can chase naked male interns around the lawn.
He’s a liberal.
He’ll get away with it.
RED TAG the Property, just like for everybody else, prosecute him criminally for this Blatant Violation
He should get his money back for that pile of crap job!
I can understand the desire though - being a “man of the people”, keep those disgusting voters away. How DARE they greet him like he’s JUST a mayor. You just don’t do that to communist leaders!
“de Blasio said White House fence jumpers sparked his desire to erect the barrier”
If they make it over the fence, they should stay!
After all- it IS an “act of love”, right commissar?
DeBlasio needs to pay the fines and that additional fence should come down. Like NY has all the money in the world to keep DeBlasio have his back yard shielded from onlookers. Like anyone wants to look at De Bloob
“Who the heck is going to jump into Gracie Mansionâs yard?”
Likely one of the useful idiots that voted for him and just realized they were a useful idiot and didn’t like it.
Here in florida a fence like that costs about $22. Per foot installed.
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