New York City

AP Seeks Access to NYC Mayor's Swearing-In

Supposed to happen right after midnight


The Associated Press asked Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition team Tuesday to open his swearing-in ceremony to the news media.

De Blasio is to be sworn in at a ceremony officiated by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The new mayor is to be joined by his wife and their two teenage children in their Brooklyn home.

The ceremony, which is to take place 12 hours before a public event at City Hall, is to be streamed live at The transition team also planned to release photos.