2008_12_albman.jpgIf you happen to be in Albany on New Year's Day, consider registering for a chance to visit the Executive Mansion. The 152-year-old home, whose residents included FDR and Nelson Rockefeller, is open for tours on Thursdays year-round, but this is a chance to see the home decorated for the holidays. Governor David Paterson and First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson stay there during most weekends (the Spitzers and Patakis didn't spend much, if any, time in it). Earlier this month, Paige Paterson took the Times on a tour of the 29,500 square foot mansion which has 40 rooms and an indoor pool; she joked about the 12-person staff, "It’s an adjustment going back to Harlem." [Via Politicker NY]