New York City swears in new mayor not named Bloomberg
New York City has a new mayor! Just sworn in a few minutes after midnight.
Bill de Blasio was sworn as the 109th mayor of New York City on Wednesday — the first Democrat to occupy the post in two decades.
His inauguration will be held at New York City Hall at noon on Wednesday.
Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City on Wednesday, becoming the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades while vowing to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation’s largest city.
De Blasio took the oath of office moments after midnight in front of his modest Brooklyn home. His inauguration was to be celebrated on a far grander scale at noon on the steps of City Hall when he takes the oath again, administered by former President Bill Clinton.
The new mayor was elected two months ago by a record margin on the promise of being a sharp break from Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg leaves office after 12 years that reshaped New York, making it one of the nation’s safest and most prosperous big cities but also one that has become increasingly stratified between the very rich and the working class.