Fredric U. Dicker:

If he achieves his two top goals — and we’ll know shortly if he can — there’s still hope that New York can be saved from its decades-long decline.

But if Cuomo, with all the effort, energy and thought he’s prepared to put into the job, fails in his effort, you might as well get going and beat the coming rush.

After 30 years of intensively chronicling the decline of New York and its government, I’m likely to be there with you.