Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will officially take the oath office at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2014 in an “intimate ceremony” inside his Park Slope home, his transition team announced evening.
Mr. de Blasio will be sworn in by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The private midnight ceremony, which will be attended by his wife, Chirlane McCray and kids Dante and Chiara, and will be closed to the press, but will be live-streamed on the city’s official site, NYC.gov.
“We are excited to share this important moment with the people of New York,” Mr. de Blasio said in a statement. “From live-streaming the midnight swearing-in to reserving tickets for the general public to the ceremony at City Hall, Inauguration 2014 will be open and accessible to people from across the five boroughs.”
Mr. de Blasio’s Brooklyn Street will be closed to all traffic beginning at 10 p.m. for the occasion. He will be sworn in the following day at noon by former President Bill Clinton at a public inauguration on the steps of City Hall.