NYT Praises De Blasio’s ‘Humble’ Million-Dollar Home

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio / AP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio / AP


The New York Times published a front-page article on Tuesday praising New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s “humble” rowhouse.

“It was Ms. McCray, after all, who selected the symbolically rich location for Mr. de Blasio’s speech announcing his candidacy: the yard in front of the family’s humble rowhouse in Park Slope,” the Times wrote.

However, according to smartertimes.com, the home is far from humble, with an estimated value of more than $1.1 million:

Humble? The Real Deal reports that Mr. de Blasio “owns a pair of two-family homes on 11th Street in Park Slope that are valued at more than $1.1 million apiece.” You can bet that if Mr. de Blasio were a Republican calling for tax cuts instead of a Democrat former Sandinista activist calling for tax increases on the rich, the Times would be referring to his real estate holdings not as a “humble rowhouse” but as a “luxury townhouse.”