This morning, we heard a report of a grey seal spotted on the rocks behind Gracie Mansion, the city's official mayoral residence, so we messaged the NYC Mayor's Office via Twitter, "is there a grey seal on the rocks behind gracie mansion? if yes, can you take a picture?" Ask and ye shall receive, folks—the NYC Mayor's Office just Tweeted, "Meet the new City seal! MT @Gothamist is there a grey seal on the rocks behind gracie mansion? http://yfrog.com/gzgp2laaj"
It's unclear whether the seal—which happens to be a harbor seal (not a grey seal)— is a boy or girl, but obviously, we'd like to nominate the name "Gracie" for a female seal. And while it's also unclear if the seal is still there, but maybe the cutie knows the mansion hasn't had a full-time occupant for 10 years.