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.
“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.
“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.
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.