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11/11/2013 01:16 pm ET

New Yorker Cover, 'The Last Straw,' Says Goodbye To Bloomberg Era In NYC (PHOTO)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term may not officially end until January, but this week's New Yorker cover imagines his final commute home from City Hall in a perfectly autumnal illustration titled "The Last Straw":

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A contemplative Bloomberg can be seen looking up at the sky while sipping on one of the oversized sodas he sought to ban, while descending the steps at the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall subway stop. Is he reflecting on his legacy? Thinking about how good his giant soft beverage tastes?

Cartoonist Adrian Tomine told The New Yorker:

I remember eating lunch at the taco kiosk near City Hall, and I had this vision of Bloomberg leaving the building for the last time and getting on the subway. I know that won’t actually happen ’til January. But it just seemed like such a turning point, a poignant moment for a guy who basically changed the rules so that he could stay in office longer.

Bill de Blasio won a landslide election last week to become New York City's next mayor. His victory has been perceived by some as a referendum on the 12-year Bloomberg era. De Blasio campaigned strongly against many of Bloomberg's policies.

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