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Inauguration is de Blasio's first chance to set administration's tone

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's Wednesday swearing-in ceremony is an opportunity for Hizzoner-to-be to articulate his vision for how the city should move forward under his leadership.

The ceremony at City Hall, billed as an "inauguration for all New Yorkers," is already steeped in inclusiveness. De Blasio, who will be sworn into office by former President Bill Clinton, offered 1,000...

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Queens politician pushing to get Ed Koch's name off bridge

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City Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. has introduced legislation to drop the name of the recently deceased former New York Mayor from the “Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.”

The Bridge’s moniker was lengthened in 2011 to honor the three-term mayor, who died in Feb. 1 at the age of 88.

The legislation from the outgoing Queens councilmember calls for Koch’s named to be dropped from the 59th...

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