Chirlane McCray’s City Hall Role Slowly Takes Shape

Chirlane McCray introducing her new Chief of Staff Rachel Noerdlinger.
Chirlane McCray introducing her new Chief of Staff Rachel Noerdlinger.

New York City’s new First Lady, Chirlane McCray, will not receive a salary for her work at City Hall, the mayor’s office said this evening.

However, her new chief of staff, former Al Sharpton aide Rachel Noerdlinger, will make $170,000 a year. She will be based in the Office of the Mayor, and will be paid as a City Hall employee, the office said. Continue reading “Chirlane McCray’s City Hall Role Slowly Takes Shape”

De Blasio Names Sharpton Aide to Be Wife’s Chief of Staff

Rachel Noerdlinger speaking at National Action Network headquarters.
Rachel Noerdlinger speaking at National Action Network headquarters.

Bill de Blasio today named Rachel Noerdlinger, a top aide to Rev. Al Sharpton, to be chief of staff to his wife, Chirlane McCray, in the new mayor’s administration. 

The announcement, yet another sign of the expected high-profile role that Ms. McCray will play in the de Blasio administration, was rolled out at Mr. Sharpton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations at the National Action Network’s headquarters in Harlem. Continue reading “De Blasio Names Sharpton Aide to Be Wife’s Chief of Staff”