Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the city's 109th mayor just after midnight on Wednesday during a ceremony at his family's home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he launched his campaign for City Hall nearly a year ago. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered the oath of office as a crowd of supporters and journalists watched. De Blasio was accompanied by his wife Chirlane, daughter Chiara and son Dante. He paid a $9 filing fee.
De Blasio will also be sworn in during a formal inauguration officiated by President Bill Clinton on the steps of City Hall at noon. Public Advocate-elect Letitia James and Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer will also celebrate their inauguration at the event on Wednesday.
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