Barack Obama's victory comes just a week after Super Storm Sandy swamped large parts of New York, a city which has been a Democrat stronghold for nearly three decades.
As New Yorkers wake up to four more years of Barack Obama, ITV News reporter Lucy Watson gauged reaction in the beleaguered city to the President's second term.
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