Here’s wishing you and yours the happiest of new years from the entire Capital Tonight team.

We are looking forward to a very busy political year, in which cities across the state will be under new leadership – two of them led for the first time ever by women – and New York City has its first Democrat in City Hall since David Dinkins.

Also, every single statewide elected official – from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on down – will be seeking re-election this year, all 213 state legislative seats will be up. Ditto the entire New York congressional delegation.

Wil Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver weather the sexual harassment scandal storm?

Will the IDC-GOP power sharing agreement abide?

Will Cuomo make another big shift to the left in anticipation of his re-election campaign and a potential 2016 White House run?

Will a fracking decision ever get made?

Will the relationship between new NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cuomo be smooth or rocky?

These questions and many more will be on the table in 2014. So far, just one thing is 100 percent certain: It won’t be a boring year.

As for today, de Blasio has officially been mayor for about nine hours now, after being sworn in by state AG Eric Schneiderman last night in a semi-private ceremony (opened to the media at the last minute) outside his Park Slope, Brooklyn home.

The crowd there included actor Steve Buscemi and Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont. De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, held the Bible.

The public inauguration ceremony takes place at noon at City Hall in Lower Manhattan. Former President Clinton will swear in the new mayor.

His wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose 2000 US Senate campaign de Blasio ran, will also be on hand. So will Cuomo, who cancelled his annual New Year’s Day open house at the executive mansion to attend.

Also being sworn in: NYC Public Advocate Tish James – the first woman of color ever to hold citywide office – and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.

At 10:30 a.m., Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan – the first woman ever to led the Capital City – will have her inauguration ceremony at Kiernan Plaza, 575 Broadway. LG Bob Duffy will be speaking.

Also at noon, the public inauguration ceremony for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren – again, the first woman to hold her post – will be held at The Auditorium Theater, 885 East Main St.

At 2 p.m. Warren will attend a community worship service led by faith leaders from across the community at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester.

A few headlines to get the day going…

At 5:11 p.m. yesterday, Michael Bloomberg walked out of City Hall for the last time as mayor, cheered by hundreds of staffers and his daughter Georgina, who had given birth to his first grandchild just a week ago.

Bloomberg said being mayor had been “the greatest privilege of my life.”

POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and Edward-Iasaac Dovere provide a template for de Blasio of seven key relationships he must manage to succeed as mayor – including President Obama, Cuomo, Bloomberg and actress Cynthia Nixon.

In a dramatic acceleration of his transition to City Hall, de Blasio made five appointments to his administration, including Robert Linn, a veteran negotiator to be his point man in forging new contracts with all of the municipal unions.

Linn wasn’t always that popular with some labor heads because of the complex deals he negotiated during the Koch administration that were hard for some of them to replicate.

Liberals across the country are watching closely to see if de Blasio can deliver on his progressive promises.

One of de Blasio’s first big challenges: Managing and cleaning up from a massive snow storm bearing down on the city. He says his team is ready.

Former NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn’s battle with her erstwhile primary rival, de Blasio, has continued on into the race to succeed her. She’s quietly weighing in against his choice, Melissa Mark-Viverito.

The SAFE Act ruling gave a victory to gun control advocates frustrated by the lack of movement at the federal level, but opponents plan to appeal all but the portion that struck down the seven-round magazine ban.

The Auburn Citizen is tired of the delay on a fracking decision (getting close to six years now), and calls on Cuomo to make one in 2014.

A group of homeless youths is suing NYC for allegedly failing to provide adequate shelter for thousands of troubled teens living on the streets.

Only hours before the law was to take effect, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked implementation of part of President Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control.

For the first time in his three years in office, Cuomo issued pardons to three New Yorkers who had long ago completed their sentences.

Cuomo called the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Micah Kellner and Dennis Gabryszak “repugnant” and said they should resign immediately if the claims are true.

If the lawmakers don’t go on their own, the governor said, the Assembly should expel them.

The nation’s richest people – including Bloomberg – got richer in 2013, but also gave away more money to charity.

Tuesday was the published deadline to register if you wanted to keep your STAR tax break in effect next fall. But the state Tax Department will let homeowners sign up through early March.