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Manhattan, NY - Bloomberg's House Elevator Rated 'Unsatisfactory' 5 Times

Published on: February 10, 2011 12:19 PM
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Manhattan, NY - It’s so hard to keep the elevator in your house in good shape these days. Just ask Mayor Bloomberg.

Five times in the last 10 years, inspectors have reported the five-story elevator in his upper East Side townhouse was “unsatisfactory.”

One of those inspections in 2007 prompted the Buildings Department to issue the mayor a violation, which was resolved a month later with no penalty or fine.

Records on the city’s online system don’t clearly cite the unsatisfactory condition, mixing code numbers with phrases like “repair seal & clean” and “replace damaged.”

Buildings Department spokesman Tony Sclafani could not immediately say what makes the mayor’s elevator so unsatisfactory.

“Unsatisfactory does not mean unsafe,” he said. “Unsatisfactory refers to housekeeping conditions and maintenance.”

Bloomberg was also mistakenly given a violation late last year for not getting his annual elevator inspection, even though he had.

Sclafani blamed it on a computer glitch that affected the mayor and 607 other New Yorkers who also have elevators in their houses.

“An inspection was performed at this property, and the violation was issued in error,” he said. “The violation will be dismissed.”

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Bloomberg holds frequent dinner parties and fund-raising events in his 8,516-square-foot home on E. 79th St., just steps from Central Park, which he shares with girlfriend Diana Taylor and their two yellow Labrador retrievers, Bonnie and Clyde.

The Finance Department says the mayoral manse is worth $16 million and built with an “expensive masonry” construction style.

“The mayor meets or exceeds all safety standards,” said Bloomberg spokesman Jason Post.



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 Feb 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

This is a non-story, and I am surprised that the "New York Post" and 'ipso facto' VIN, even bothered to publish it.

1. Michael Bloomberg's house is, by admission of the writer of the story, private premises.

2. The report clearly says:

"Bloomberg was also **mistakenly** given a violation late last year for not getting his annual elevator inspection, even though he had.

"Sclafani blamed it on a **computer glitch** that affected the mayor **and 607 other New Yorkers** who also have elevators in their houses.

'“An inspection was performed at this property, and the violation **was issued in error**,” he said. “The violation will be **dismissed**.”

If this was a street incident, there would be a policeman standing by to move people on saying, "Move along there. There's nothing to see here."

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 Feb 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM Anonymous Says:

I cannot imagine if this would be my house, i would be slapped with hefty fines, violations, and unsafe building violations from, HPD, Building Department, Fire Department.

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 Feb 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM Anonymous Says:

His elevator doesn't reach the top floor.

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 Feb 10, 2011 at 01:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

This is a non-story, and I am surprised that the "New York Post" and 'ipso facto' VIN, even bothered to publish it.

1. Michael Bloomberg's house is, by admission of the writer of the story, private premises.

2. The report clearly says:

"Bloomberg was also **mistakenly** given a violation late last year for not getting his annual elevator inspection, even though he had.

"Sclafani blamed it on a **computer glitch** that affected the mayor **and 607 other New Yorkers** who also have elevators in their houses.

'“An inspection was performed at this property, and the violation **was issued in error**,” he said. “The violation will be **dismissed**.”

If this was a street incident, there would be a policeman standing by to move people on saying, "Move along there. There's nothing to see here."

You doth protest a bit too much, I wonder why.

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