Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray ‘spruce up’ the Park Slope home

He is back to keep up with the Joneses.

Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray — who must leave Gracie Mansion at the end of the year and need a place to live — are undergoing massive renovations to their century-old, three-story Park Slope home.

Temporary green construction fencing has been erected around the property, with a large blue and white sign that says “Work in progress: Commercial. Owners: Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray.”

There is also an indication that there is 24-hour video surveillance.

The architectural plan included in the City Building Permit for the renovation calls for a substantial increase in the first and second floors on the rear side of the century-old building.

But the entire house is also getting a facelift, said a subcontractor working on the work.

Robert Ferrarin said builders are revamping the home’s interiors and exteriors with paint jobs, new floor moldings, and new exterior windows and siding.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seen leaving his Park Slope home for a family vacation trip to Italy on July 19, 2014.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seen leaving his Park Slope home for a family vacation trip to Italy in 2014.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio's apartment on June 24, 2014 at 442 11 Ave., Brooklyn.
The subcontractors are planning to renovate the home’s exterior with new painting and windows.
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“We are decorating the place. We are making it beautiful,” he said.

“The place needs to be cleaned up. We are just at work. We have just started,” he said.

Ferrarin said he is working with McCray, who is overseeing the project.

Rendering of the architectural plan for Mayor Bill de Blasio's apartment renovation.
Rendering of the architectural plan for the renovation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home.
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“She’s a good woman,” he said.

Hizzoner rented the property while living in Gracie Mansion, but no one is now living there during the renovation.

Mayer and McCray jointly own another rowhouse at 384 11th Street, about 120 years old.

A green construction fence was erected outside Mayor Bill de Blasio's Park Slope home.
A green construction fence was erected outside Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope home.
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A green construction fence was put up outside Mayor Bill de Blasio's Park Slope home on October 6, 2021.
The construction site at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope home is under 24-hour surveillance.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio's apartment on June 24, 2014 at 442 11 Ave., Brooklyn.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is infamous for hanging excessively around Park Slope during his time at City Hall.
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De Blasio, through the mayor’s press office, declined to comment on the repairs and his future plans.

The mayor has been criticized for spending too much time in his old neighborhood instead of doing his job, especially because of his frequent visits to the Park Slope YMCA.

He also enjoys taking a walk in Prospect Park, which he did as New Yorkers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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