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Gillibrand Among Several NYers on "Time 100" List

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.

In the magazine, Gillibrand's old boss, former New York Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, wrote, "She has taken that same bright, tenacious spirit I saw in her as my intern to the House and then the Senate, serving her constituents and fighting hard on issues like sexual assault in the military."

Nets center Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay basketball player, also made the list.

Collins praised his team for fully embracing him.

"The Nets organization, coaching staff, ownership, my teammates are a huge of part of why I am where I am," Collins said. "Being a member of this team, I'm thankful to them for being so great."

Collins has also been appointed to President Barack Obama's council on fitness, sports and nutrition.

The president commended Collins for his athleticism and LGBT activism.

A member of NY1's own extended family also made the list.

Manhattan native Diane Paulus is a celebrated stage director who recently won a Tony Award for Best Director for her revival of "Pippin."

She's also the sister of Steve Paulus, Time Warner Cable's Senior Vice President of News.

Other New Yorkers on the list include Hilary Clinton and Mary Jo White.

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