Is Christine Quinn the Medvedev to Bloomberg’s Putin?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pauses while introducing Dennis Walcott, his current deputy mayor for education, as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City following the departure of the controversial Cathleen Black on April 7, 2011 in New York City. Black, who came from a corporate background with little public school experience, is leaving after serving just three months in the position. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

The comparison kind of works! The coziness, the plans for a hand off of power ... but Bloomberg would have to be photographed shirtless a whole lot more to make this one really airtight. [City Room/NYT]