Citing Security, Gracie Mansion Raises Fence Height

NEW YORK (AP) -
Gracie’s wrought iron gate that secures the entrance was replaced with a higher fence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Gracie’s wrought iron gate that secures the entrance was replaced with a higher fence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York City’s mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns.

The new fence at the 18th century house, which sits in a public park in the Upper East Side, is being built inside an existing brick wall and wrought-iron fence. The new barrier is about 3 feet higher. Work began in October and was finished last month.