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Bloomberg Urges Successor Not To Live In Gracie Mansion

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NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his successor shouldn't live in the mansion that has long been the official mayoral residence.

The billionaire mayor said Tuesday using Gracie Mansion as a residence would reduce the number of official events that can be held there and would burden the city with unnecessary rental costs.

Liu said the mayor's comments were "like asking the president to move out of the White House," but he'd be willing to stay in his Queens home if there's a better public use for the mansion.

Bloomberg lives in an Upper East Side townhouse.