Yes, that is Mayor Bill de Blasio shoveling his sidewalk.
The massive winter storm has dumped a foot and a half of snow in some locations in Illinois.
The liberal hero takes the helm on New Year’s Day with a midnight swearing-in ceremony at his home in Brooklyn and a midday inauguration at City Hall.
Here are 10 photos of New York’s new police commissioner and his signature grin.
Bratton has served as police commissioner in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston.