New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s New Year’s Day inauguration is expected to offer an unprecedented level of public access, including tickets made available to the general public and an open-house reception at Gracie Mansion, reported the Daily News.
In sharp contrast to Mayor Bloomberg, who opted out of a bedroom in the historic upper East Side building, De Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray are planning to offer a meet-and-greet reception and public tours of what will soon become their new home.
In a Tuesday afternoon statement, Inauguration Chair Gabrielle Fialkoff said de Blasio “has pledged an Inauguration for all New Yorkers, and that’s what New Yorkers will get in these ceremonies.
“From spending hours at City Hall after the swearing-in meeting attendees, to opening up Gracie Mansion for anyone and everyone to attend, Inauguration 2014 promises to be one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in New York City history,” she said.
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