Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams was thisclose to becoming the Lieutenant Governor Andrew Cuomo dreaded. He fell short, but his political stock has never been higher. He talked with the FAQ crew about the change coming to Albany, the state of New York City and what’s next for him — including the friendship that might keep him from running for public advocate.

And we’ve got The Blazer and the Bowtie — @ us on Twitter @faqnyc with your best caption for this shot of Williams and his comms director, Kevin Fagan.