NEW YORK (AP) — A change in leadership style is coming to New York's City Hall.

Bill de Blasio's management methods were shaped in the political trenches alongside some of the nation's most prominent Democrats and includes a tight-knit partnership with his activist wife.

That contrasts sharply from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The business titan ran the city like a CEO and largely stayed above the fray, delegating the day-to-day operations to his senior staff.

De Blasio says he'll be hands-on and will mostly hire from within government rather than the private sector.

His poet and activist wife Chirlane (SHER'-lane) McCray is expected to play a key if informal role in his administration.

The Democrat was elected last week and takes office Jan. 1.