Bill de Blasio Sworn In

    Bill de Blasio, right, waves while standing with his wife Chirlane McCray, second from right, and children Dante and Chiara, after being sworn in as the mayor of New York City at the start of the new year, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in New York. De Blasio took the oath of office moments after midnight at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His inauguration will be celebrated at noon Wednesday on the steps of City Hall when he takes the oath again, which will be administered by former President Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

    Pool photo by Seth Wenig

    Welcome to the big time. In front of his Brooklyn rowhouse, Bill de Blasio was officially sworn in as New York City’s 109th mayor just after midnight on New Year’s Eve. “To everyone, this is the beginning of a road we will travel together,” de Blasio said. He is the first Democrat to be elected in two decades ruled by both Republicans and Independents. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman administered the oath as de Blasio’s wife and two children stood next to the incoming mayor.

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