Bloomberg’s final 48 hours in office included the unveiling of his official City Hall portrait and the signing of legislation banning plastic foam food containers and adding e-cigarettes to the indoor smoking ban. He will leave office when the clock strikes midnight and a new year is ushered in.
Former President Bill Clinton will be the one to swear in Bill de Blasio as mayor on Wednesday.
The swearing in will take place in front of City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at noon. Incoming New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letita James, both Democrats, will also be sworn in at the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.
President Obama will repeat the swearing-in ritual again Monday on the west front of the Capitol before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
After nearly three months of intense scrutiny and more than 17 hours of testimony, New York native Elena Kagan was officially sworn in Saturday as the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.