Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn would be a "very good" fit to fill his shoes.
"Chris Quinn is very competent and would be a very good mayor," Bloomberg said at a press conference today.
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It is the strongest statement yet from Bloomberg on what may happen after he leaves what he has called "the best job in the world."
In another gift, he said he will make a philanthropic donation for her upcoming wedding – the Speaker marries her longtime partner Saturday.