TIME magazine’s “class of 2016” photo essay includes three New Yorkers: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (“the rough-hewn son of a Democratic icon”), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (“prohibitive front runner”) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Clinton would be the dominant favorite in Iowa if she chooses to run in four years, according to a new PPP poll.  Without Clinton or VP Joe Biden in the race, Cuomo rises to 30 percent of the vote, with 46 percent undecided.

Yono Ono and Julian Sean Lennon put an “Imagine There’s No Fracking” billboard on the Major Deegan Expressway, which is often traveled by Cuomo. (Fixed, as per comments. Thanks).

Thirty-six hours after his re-election, President Obama hasn’t made any public remarks outside of his victory speech.

An historic number of women (20 percent of the chamber) will be serving in the US Senate next year, there’s little evidence these wins are part of a wider trend for female candidates at the state level.

Mayor Bloomberg signed an emergency order to establish an odd-even license plate system for gasoline and diesel purchases to reduce wait times and lines at gas stations in the five boroughs.

State and NYC officials share their Hurricane Sandy diets.

NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan will host a trivia fundraiser, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief.

More – much, much more – on the absentee ballot breakdown in the 46th SD race.

Brooklyn Councilman Mike Nelson’s first floor district office flooded during the storm and he had to be resuced.

Time Warner Cable will automatically credit many NYC customers impacted by Sandy.

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota says he’s barred by the Public Officers Law from addressing speculation that he might run for NYC mayor in 2013.

Cuomo “backed three losers” in the general elections. (That’s counting Sen. Steve Saland, who hasn’t yet conceded to Democrat Terry Gipson).

Blake Zeff writes about “the Republican who might have beaten Obama.” Ironically, it’s Mitt Romney back before he won the GOP primary.

Rudy Giuliani called immigration reform a “hurdle” Republicans have to get over in order to woo Hispanic voters.

A new generation of GOP operatives prepares to take over after Romney’s loss.

Arizona shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison while the former congresswoman he tried to kill, Gabby Giffords, looked on.

Donald Hassig professes his innocence.

WFAN’s Mike Francesa blames Cuomo for the ongoing power outages on Long Island.

Romney conceded Florida.