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Bloomberg's deputy mayor comes to his defense after inauguration

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(Credit: Howard Wolfson (Getty))

One of Michael Bloomberg's top advisers during his administration came to his defense Thursday after several speakers took shots at the former mayor during Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration.

"Everyone will have an opinion about the Bloomberg mayoralty and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I think it's important at least to be talking from a common set of facts," former...

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2014 politics preview: The biggest stories to follow in NYC next year

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio with Letitia James (Charles Eckert))

This year provided its fair share of fun political stories.

From the fight over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban of large sugary drinks to the return of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, to Bill de Blasio winning the mayoral election, the city's political players and events riveted New Yorkers throughout 2013.

Although no one can predict everything that's in store for 2014 when it comes...

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De Blasio offers public free seats to swearing-in ceremony

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio with Letitia James (Charles Eckert))

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that his Jan. 1 inauguration at City Hall Park will be open to the general public via a number of tickets that will be available online this week.

Gabrielle Fialkoff, the chair of the inauguration ceremony, said de Blasio didn't want his swearing in to be limited to the political elite and media.

"We really wanted to make certain, and...

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