Former Mayor Bill de Blaso’s new home is in a posh Brooklyn hotel.
The New York Post reports that de Blasio and his wife Chirlain McCray have been living inside the New York Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge, the posh downtown Brooklyn hostel owned by Queens Muss Development real estate giant, whose the owners have been supporters of de Blasio for years.
The former first couple are living in the 667-room hotel – which has an indoor pool, two restaurants and a fitness center with Pelotons – while they renovate their Park Slope home.
The hotel’s suites, located near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge between Adams and Jay streets, can cost between $600 and $5,000 a night, but de Blasio and McCray would stay in a more modest suite with a living room and a kitchen. room that had a going rate of $600 for a recent Saturday night.
Critics of de Blasio’s stay at the hotel attacked the move as hypocritical, saying it went against the “Tale of Two Cities” story that de Blasio preached to get elected, and wondered if there was any fun business going on about payment for services. .
“He’s a hypocrite living like a 1 percenter, and that raises a lot of red flags,” Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) told the publication. “Who pays for this? Like most people, when I remodeled my home, I did it piecemeal and lived in one room at a time.
It was unclear whether the power couple got the room for free or at a reduced rate, according to the report.
Muss Developments has a long history of business dealings with the city, dating back long before de Blasio took office. But since taking office in 2014, the company has brokered deals that have brought some police department personnel to a Forest Hill tower owned by Muss in Queens and another brought taxi and limo workers to a Muss building in Staten Island.
De Blasio is considered a friend of the city’s hotel industry, and the 40,000-member New York Hotel Trades Council was the only labor organization to endorse his failed bid for president in 2020.
[New York Post] — Vince DiMiceli