NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn stormed out of her own press conference when a pro-living wage supporter called Mayor Bloomberg a “pharoah.”

The man who made the “pharoah” comment, retiree Carlos Pacheco, said it was a “mistake,” but added: “But, as a citizen I have freedom of speech. If (Quinn) was really behind us she wouldn’t have left. She put on a show for us today.”

The (watered down) living wage bill was passed overwhelmingly by the Council, 44-5.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly moved from having “no plans” to run for mayor in 2013 to “still contemplating” a potential run.

Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani are making a joint appearance at a NYC firehouse tomorrow to mark the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.

…It will be the first public meeting of the two Republicans in this election cycle.

Would Romney have given the order for bin Laden to be killed: “Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”

How to tell New York is really NOT a GOP player: The state’s delegation will be bunking with Puerto Rico and American Samoa very far from the convention site in Tampa, Fla.

Occupy’s last stand.

Four NYC Council members filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city for its response to the Occupy demonstrations, alleging the NYPD used excessive force and violated free speech rights as part of its crackdown on protesters.

Estimations on how many jobs fracking will bring to New York (if it’s allowed in the Marcellus and Utica shales) vary wildly.

George Demos’ second TV ad deems the overseas job creation record of his GOP opponent, Randy Altschuler, “despicable.”

Albany County Legislature Chair Shawn Morse appears poised to primary Sen. Neil Breslin and has signed Red Horse Strategies to work on his campaign.

The Assembly passed GENDA for the fifth time.

Romney’s list of frenemies is growing.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn’t interested in being VP, but thinks Romney might be able to convince him otherwise.

Cuomo proclaimed May 6-12 “arson awareness” week.

The Post-Star is going behind a pay wall.

Here’s state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs putting fellow Long Islander, Rep. Pete King, on notice: