A tall security fence has been erected at Gracie Mansion, obscuring New Yorkers' views of the iconic mayoral home.
The large white picket fence is was put up inside an existing brick and iron fence that also circles the Yorkville home and keeps people visiting neighboring Carl Schurz Park from seeing the house's lawn and porch.
Rebecca Katz, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office, said the fence was erected at the suggestion of de Blasio's security detail and other NYPD officials after recent fence-jumping incidents at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Mayor de Blasio and his wife, who moved into the home earlier this year, have called Gracie Mansion "The People's House."
The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, but the landmark distinction only applies to the mansion itself, not the fence and yard that surrounds it.