De Blasio’s CTO Says Goodbye to City Administration and (Hopefully) Her Apartment

Minerva Tantoco just listed her Greenwich Village co-op for $1.2 million

Minerva Tantoco is saying bye to de Blasio and Greenwich Village.

Minerva Tantoco is saying bye to de Blasio and Greenwich Village.

In July, New York City’s first-ever chief technology officer, Minerva Tantoco, announced she is planning to leave Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Tantoco, who joined de Blasio’s administration in 2014 (part of a “citywide effort to make New York City the most technology-friendly and innovation-driven city in the world”), is taking a new position as a senior advisor at Future\Perfect Ventures, a woman-run tech venture capital firm.

Nothing too groundbreaking here.

Nothing too groundbreaking here.

The world of city politics isn’t the only thing she’s looking to leave behind for now—Tantoco also just put her Greenwich Village co-op on the market for $1.2 million. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad at 15 East 10th Street has 10-foot ceilings, a renovated chef’s kitchen, and oak floors, according to the listing held by Douglas Elliman broker Gabriella Schaefer. The six-story, landmarked elevator building is located between Fifth Avenue and University Place, and the lobby, hallways and elevator underwent a recent renovation, according to the building’s online description.

She bought the prewar pad in 2011.

She bought the prewar pad in 2011.

Tantoco snagged the second-floor apartment at the prewar Mayfield for $800,000 in 2011, and it has “maximum privacy,” per the listing, along with a large dining room, living room, and four closets, as well as a “fully renovated” chef’s kitchen.

And here's the kitchen.

And here’s the kitchen.

The apartment looks, per the photos, to be perfectly adequate, but perhaps Tantoco is looking for something a little fancier to go with her new tech gig. Plus, she might be wanting to indulge and relax now that she’s left de Blasio behind—though she announced her departure in a rather uneventful and polite sense, some of the many others who also left haven’t been so kind, including social media director Scott Kleinberg, who, in resigning from his position, wrote a Facebook post explaining that it was necessary he leave the administration to preserve his “health and sanity.”