8. Gracie has Hosted Many Notable People

The Peach Room inside the 1960s addition

Since New York City’s mayors have been living in Gracie Mansion, the home has played host to many notable politicians and celebrities. Among them, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King Jr., Charlie Chaplin, James Brown, Sophia Loren, and Jay-Z, to name a few.

On our recent Insiders tour of the home, our guide informed us that Leonard Bernstein once played the historic piano which is located in the corner of the yellow room. The Huffington Post has a wonderful slideshow of the History of Gracie Mansion that includes images of these and many other guests at Gracie.