City Hall Readying Itself for Chirlane McCray

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on stage next to his wife Chirlane McCray (R) and children Dante de Blasio (L) and Chiara de Blasio at his election night party on November 5, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio beat out Republican candidate Joe Lhota and will succeed Michael Bloomberg as the 109th mayor of New York City. He is the first Democratic mayor in 20 years. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Photo: Andrew Burton/2013 Getty Images

Mayor de Blasio has been open about his intention to have his wife serve as an adviser in his administration, and it looks like she might start work pretty soon. The New York Post reports that officials have been "scouting" office space and preparing "a portfolio of issues" for New York's First Lady. Meanwhile, in more specific news, NY1 claims that McCray is considering hiring top Al Sharpton aide Rachel Noerdlinger, who has reportedly been assisting her with the transition, as her chief of staff.