New York City, the municipal market's top bond issuer for the past two years, is expected to interview bankers next week in preparation for the selection of teams to underwrite its general obligation bonds.

The final choices, which should be made sometime this fall, will mark the first bond underwriting syndicates selected by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and city Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. Last year the city selected seven senior managers for its bond syndicate. City hall sources and Wall Street executives say the city is likely to have fewer this time.

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