After being sworn in at 12:01 AM January 1st by New York State Attorney General Eric Schniderman, new mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in officially on the steps of City Hall by former President Bill Clinton at 1:01 PM. De Blasio was sworn in first by NY State Attorney General Eric Schniderman at his home in Brooklyn while his wife Chirlane Mcray held the bible for the new Mayor her husband. Also standing next to the new mayor as he took the oath of office were his two children Dante and Chiara. Both children and his wife became prominent in his campaign especially when his son Dante's Afro was the darling of the media.
At City Hall the public swearing in of new City Comptroller Scott Stringer was first. Second was the swearing in of new Public Advocate Letita James, and then came the event everyone was waiting for the swearing in of new Mayor Bill de Blasio by Former President Bill Clinton. Afterwards New Mayor de Blasio either shook hands or hugged several of the dignitaries in the attendance. Those included Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former Mayor David Dinkins to name only a few. Others were invited to meet the new Mayor inside City Hall.