Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule.
At 7:10 a.m., Democratic mayoral candidate and Manhattan BP Scott Stringer will be on the John Gambling Show, WOR 710.
At 7:30 a.m., Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson hosts a “Haitian Leaders for Bill Thompson” breakfast, 123 Linden Boulevard (between Bedford and Rogers avenues), 3rd Floor, Brooklyn.
At 8:15 a.m., NYC comptroller candidate and former Governor Eliot Spitzer will meet and greet voters at the Borough Hall 4 & 5 Train Subway Station, Joralemon Street and Court Street, Brooklyn.
At 10 a.m., Thompson holds a press conference on stop-and-frisk, One Police Plaza, Manhattan.
Also at 10 a.m., Assemblyman Matt Titone will host a breakfast reception for Stringer, King’s Arm Diner, 500 Forest Ave., Staten Island.
At 10:30 a.m., members and leaders of local credit unions and Credit Union Association of New York hold a “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” rally, 1021 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Albany.
At 11 a.m., Stringer’s wife, Elyse Buxbaum, visits Archbishop Iakovos Senior Center with Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, 32-06 21st St., Astoria.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sen. Jack Martins, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Governments, will hold a public hearing on fiscally distressed municipalities and preventing municipal bankruptcy in New York, Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, Room 314, 233 East, Washington St., Syracuse.
Also at 11 a.m., Albany Treasurer and mayoral candidate Kathy Sheehan will discuss her plan for economic development and job creation, and unveil new labor endorsements, outside Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany.
Also at 11 a.m., Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joins immigrant Long Islanders to call for comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship, Brentwood Long Island Railroad Station, Brentwood.
At 11:30 a.m., NYC Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Chris Quinn receives the endorsement of Planned Parenthood of NYC’s PAC and announces a plan to provide health education for every public school student, 26 Bleecker St., Manhattan.
Also at 11:30 a.m., NYC Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s Queens borough president bid is endorsed by the PBA, 120-55 Queens Blvd.
At 12:45 p.m., former Congressman and Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner continues his “Delivering for New York Tour,” focusing on cleaning up Newtown Creek, dead end of Manhattan Avenue, between Ash and Commercial streets, Brooklyn.
At 2:30 p.m., Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis and former Gov. George Pataki hold a press conference, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 6 p.m., Stringer will be a guest on former Gov. David Paterson’s radio show, AM 970 The Answer.
At 6:40 p.m., NYC Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio call voters with his wife, Chirlane McCray, at a “Dial for de Blasio” phone bank, Southside Coffee, 652 6th Ave., Brooklyn.
At 7 p.m., Weiner attends the Queens County Bar Association and the President’s Co-Op and Condo Council mayoral forum, Towers on the Green – North Shore Towers, 272-48 Grand Central Pkway, Queens. (Quinn and NYC Comptroller/Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu will also attend).
At 8:00 p.m., Stringer attends the Political Power through Organizing Comptroller Forum
D’Savannah Lounge 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
At 9:30 p.m., de Blasio appears on Piers Morgan Live with Cynthia Nixon.
At 10 p.m., Thompson appears on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
Cuomo will welcome President Obama on the tarmac in Buffalo Thursday morning, but it’s unclear how much he will participate in president’s upstate tour after that. The governor said he’s busy spending time with his three daughters, two of whom are heading to college.
Syracuse and Buffalo residents are already lined up to get free tickets to see Obama speak in their respective cities.
LG Bob Duffy will open the State Fair on Thursday in Cuomo’s place. The governor said he’ll “make it my business” to get to the fair another day.
The towns Vernon and Verona sued the state, Madison County and Oneida tribe, claiming the May agreement entered into with the operators of Turning Stone casino is illegal, amounting to vote-buying.
The man who slapped a state senator and an intern at Quinn’s news conference (which the speaker did not attend) is a community newspaper publisher.
The mayor’s race and the historic nature of Quinn’s candidacy is very personal for the speaker’s consultant, Josh Isay, whose late father was gay.
While stumping for Stringer, former Gov. David Paterson refused to slam his old boss, Spitzer, and admitted he’s conflicted about the NYC comptroller race.
As the NYC campaigns heat up, two subway stops on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have served as a sort of informal, open-air town hall where politicians have sober conversations with some of the city’s most educated and dedicated voters.
Thompson did not make as concerted an effort to woo Caribbean-Americans during his previous run for mayor in 2009, but this year he is emphasizing his connection, highlighting how his grandparents immigrated from St. Kitts.
Manhattan GOP Chairman Dan Isaacs may have entertained a thinly disguised bribe offer from an undercover FBI agent posing as an associate of Sen. Malcolm Smith, according to a transcript of taped conversations obtained by the NY Post.
State Education Commissioner John King informed the Buffalo Public Schools its turnaround plans for East and Lafayette high schools still aren’t good enough, and directed its administrators to sit down Thursday with state officials for assistance and guidance in meeting a Friday deadline.
Bloomberg announced the largest gun seizure in NYC history, which he netted more than 250 illegal firearms – including high capacity assault weapons.
The Ghent Town Board and the citizens’ group Protect Ghent have appealed to Cuomo to take a close look at an 11.1-mile, 115-volt electric transmission line proposed to run through the towns of Ghent, Stockport and Chatham.
For-profit Career Education Corp. has agreed to pay $9 million to former students and another $1 million in fees to settle charges that it inflated job-placement rates, AG Eric Schneiderman’s office said.
Rep. Brian Higgins posted “truly phenomenal” approval rating numbers across the board in a new Siena poll.
In his first eight months in office, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw already has released 23 reports on the state of the county’s finances and on the various departments and divisions within county government – an unusually high number. The Poloncarz administration says these reports are “deeply” flawed.
Cuomo signed another round of “extenders,” permitting two dozen counties, including Erie, to keep in place or increase existing surcharges on local sales taxes.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill banning therapy with the purpose of convincing gay young people to convert to being straight – a move that surprised some of the bill’s backers.
City Councilor Pat Hogan’s “ourselves alone” slogan for his mayoral campaign turns out to be an English translation of the words “Sinn Fein,” the name of the political arm of the Irish Republican Army.
A presidential task force convened to learn lessons from superstorm Sandy urged communities to take rising sea levels and climate change as a given, and also to plan to shore up their buildings and power grids accordingly.
Bloomberg’s first grandchild will be a boy, and he is due on Christmas Day.
New York health officials have begun posting online data about cardiac surgeries, hospitals and the doctors statewide who perform them, including their cases from 2008 to 2010 and mortality rates.
Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general and son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical tests in Texas after being hospitalized last week for weakness and disorientation.
Two Republicans, Joseph Gilbert of De Kalb Junction and Elise Stefanik of Willsboro, have announced they are running against Democratic Rep. Bill Owens, who will face his fourth election in November 2014.
The First Family got a second dog.
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