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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio says the city's inauguration ceremonies will provide the public with an unprecedented level of access, according to transition plans released Tuesday.

The mayor will be sworn-in at City Hall at noon on January 1. After the ceremony de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will stick around to greet New Yorkers who came out for the event.

Invitations are already going out to the event, but regular New Yorkers will be able to request tickets as well.

The de Blasio transition team says information about getting tickets will be released in the coming days.

There will also be an open house at Gracie Mansion on Sunday, January 5, beginning at noon.

That too will be open to the general public.

The de Blasios recently announced that they are going to move into Gracie Mansion, the city's official residence for its mayors.

In a statement, the chairwoman of de Blasio's inauguration said, "Mayor-elect de Blasio has pledged an Inauguration for all New Yorkers, and that’s what New Yorkers will get in these ceremonies."

She went on to say that the inauguration promises to be one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in the city's history.

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