Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.

At 8:15 a.m., NYC Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Chris Quinn appears live on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

At 9 a.m., members of the NYC Campaign Finance Board meet; OATH conference room E, 6th floor, 40 Rector St., Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., there will be a memorial service for the late Bill Lynch. A number of political luminaries are expected to attend, including the Clintons, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., Albany mayoral candidate Corey Ellis will discuss his strategy to strengthen and revitalize housing in the City, 13 Lexington Ave., Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., LG Bob Duffy makes an announcement, Building 5, Harriman State Office Building Campus, Washington Ave., Albany.

At 12:40 p.m., Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson calls for new “Opportunity Medallions” for New York City taxi drivers, 418 Montgomery St., Brooklyn.

At 1:30 p.m., NYC Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio holds a press conference on his plan to tax the wealthy in order to expand after school programs, location TBA.

At 2:30 p.m., Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his mother, Frances Weiner, a NYC public school teacher for 31 years, will visit his alma mater, Brooklyn Technical High School, to discuss his proposals for transitioning to Common Core standards, 29 Fort Greene Pl., Brooklyn.

Also at 2:30 p.m., Thompson will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss his proposal to provide free lunch for every public school student in NYC.

At 6 p.m., NYC Comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu presents a speech about his campaign proposals at the Apollo Theater; 253 W. 125th St., Manhattan.

At 6:25 p.m., Thompson attends Rep. Charlie Rangel’s community leadership meeting, auditorium of YW&YMHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, 54 Nagle Ave., Manhattan.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., prospective candidates for city public advocate participate in a debate broadcast live on cable television news channels NY1 and NY1 Noticias and radio stations WNYC 820 AM and 93.9 FM, Fisher Gillman Studio, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn. (“Road to City Hall” host Errol Louis moderates).

Also from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., prospective candidates for Manhattan borough president participate in a forum moderated by neighborhood news website DNAinfo New York reporter Colby Hamilton; New York Common Pantry, 8 E. 109th St., Manhattan.


A new Q poll shows Eliot Spitzer with a sizable 19-point lead over his NYC comptroller primary rival, Manhattan BP Scott Stringer.

Spitzer has a big lead among black voters, while Stringer is ahead with whites.

Since Saturday, Spitzer had just five events that were open to both the public and the press — and he wouldn’t take questions after one of them.

Ken Lovett uncovers another real estate developer that gave contributions to Gov. Andrew Cuomo just weeks before he signed into law a bill that provided lucrative tax breaks for their landmark former stock exchange property.

Cuomo said it’s “great” that Barack Obama will be visiting upstate New York next week, but didn’t say whether he’ll appear alongside the president.

The White House confirmed Obama will be stressing the importance of a quality and low-cost education on his two-day upstate bus trip, which other sources said will start Aug. 22 in Buffalo and end late the next day in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Months before J. Patrick Barrett was named to Cuomo’s Moreland Commission to investigate public corruption, he threw a fundraising birthday party for friend and soon-to-be commission co-chair, Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick, netting him thousands in campaign cash.

Charles Gasparino would like to hear from former Manhattan US Attorney Michael Garcia, who might be weighing his own run for state attorney general, about why he didn’t prosecute Spitzer.

Embattled NYC Council hopeful Assemblyman Micah Kellner has lost the support of a key labor union over sexual harassment allegations. It’s the first time 32BJ has ever rescinded an endorsement.

Cuomo’s staff heard first-hand from a group of trade show executives who are protesting the governor’s surprise decision to give the New York Boat Show more favorable dates at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, starting in 2015, and agreed to delay issuing a final contract.

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson pledged during an online chat with Daily News readers to reach a contract with municipal unions if elected, but refused to explain how he would deal with demands for retroactive raises.

Putnam County DA Adam Levy, the son of TV’s “Judge Judy”, filed a defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Donald Smith, claiming Smith made “false and defamatory statements “intentionally and with actual malice” against him regarding his handling of a rape case.

The gaming industry is optimistic voters will approve Cuomo’s casino expansion plan in November — despite almost no promotion by the governor.

Hope mixed with urgency Wednesday when an estimated 300 people gathered at The Sullivan hotel for a rally to stir support for a referendum authorizing four gambling resorts in New York, including two in the Catskills.

The state Legislature’s point men on gambling acknowledged that a provision in the casino siting bill was included to force the racinos into backing a referendum that will allow up to seven live-table non-indian casinos.

The possibility of “a nightmare scenario” has emerged where the results of the NYC mayoral primary are still in dispute due to chaos at the Board of Elections as the date of the final runoff approaches.

Errol Louis remembers one of his heros, Bill Lynch.

A federal judge has thrown out a Long Island man’s lawsuit claiming he was falsely arrested in 2009 for heckling former mayor Rudy Giuliani in the Hamptons.

Huma Abedin reportedly helped the Clintons find their summer rental in the Hamptons this year, which is not the same house they’ve rented for the past two seasons.

Hillary Clinton is fielding offers from colleges and universities — including Harvard and her law school alma mater, Yale — to give her a formal academic role, a move that would give her a platform outside her family’s foundation.

Taxation and Finance Department staffers were paid an extra $1,359,250 in overtime during July as the state scrambled to process tens of thousands of paper tax returns.

The state is planning a $47 million refit of Building 5 on the Harriman State Office Campus, former home of the Department of Transportation, to centralize administrative services for various state agencies. LG Bob Duffy will announce this today.

NYU will no longer lend money to top employees to buy vacation homes and would grant faculty members more participation in school decisions – part of a slate of changes designed to lower tensions between the university’s leaders and its rank-and-file professors.

Also, NYU President John Sexton, who has been the subject of five no-confidence votes by the faculty this year, will step down once his term ends in 2016.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, who rarely faces a public situation where he is not in control, found himself between two men last night who want his job, forced to defend his record on crime, education and jobs at the first debate of the campaign.

The NYT Michael Powell calls out Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes for standing by while his endorser, NYC Councilman David Greenfield, accused his opponent, Kenneth Thompson, of planning to “target” the Jewish community if elected.

Multiple members of Horace Mann’s board of trustees resigned last summer after disagreements over how to treat victims of a sexual abuse scandal at the elite Bronx private school.

AG Eric Schneiderman was friendly with social-services honcho William Rapfogel before launching a criminal probe of him

The companies that run NYC’s two largest sports and entertainment venues are competing to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and surrounding property on Long Island. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is expected to announce his choice today.

Sen. Tony Avella dropped out of the Queens borough president’s race, leaving two of his former NYC Council colleagues, Peter Vallone Jr. and Melinda Katz, to battle it out for the Democratic line.

In what officials called a first-of-its-kind effort in the nation, the city Department of Education released reports on colleges that educate the city’s public school teachers.