Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
The countdown to tomorrow’s primaries is on, and all the candidates have a full day of last-minute campaigning planned. It’s also the first day of school for public school students in NYC.
At 7 a.m., mayoral candidate Bil Thompson kicks off a 24-hour, city-wide tour from his childhood home, 768 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn.
At 7:05 a.m., NYC Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio appears on WCBS Newsradio 880 with Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.
At 7:30 a.m., former Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appears on the “Today” show on WNBC Channel 4.
From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., US Sen. Chuck Schumer will join Democratic candidate for NYC Public Advocate Daniel Squadron on the campaign trail, 96th Street and Broadway, Manhattan.
Also at 7:30 a.m., de Blasio appears on AM 1600 WWRL with Rennie Bishop.
8 a.m., NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks about terrorism threats at the ABNY breakfast, Mercury Ballroom, New York Hilton Midtown hotel, 1335 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.
At 8:05 a.m., NYC comptroller candidate and Manhattan BP Scott Stringer appears on Mark Riley Show, WWRL AM 1600.
At 8:30 a.m., NYC comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer will follow Stringer on Riley’s show.
Also at 8:30 a.m., MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast discusses the agency’s budget and renovation plans during an event organized by Crain’s New York Business; Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.
Also at 8:30 a.m., HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the environment and infrastructure minister of the Netherlands, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, speak during the opening day of the “H(2)09 Forum: Water Challenges for Coastal Cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor,” second floor, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl., Manhattan.
At 8:45 a.m., de Blasio holds a media availability after greeting parents and students at P.S. 58 Corner of Smith Street and 1st Place, Brooklyn.
At 10 a.m., Stringer will be interviewed on Hot 97.
At 10:30 a.m., Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be joined by Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton and other local officials to discuss legislation to help flood victims, Harry Hoag Elementary School, 25 High St., Fort Plain.
At 10:45 a.m., Weiner makes a closing argument on transforming healthcare in NYC, Mary Immaculate Hospital, 152-11 89th Ave., Queens.
At 11 a.m., NYC Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión, Democratic Party mayoral primary candidate Rev. Erick Salgado, Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr., Assemblyman José Rivera and others will make a “special announcement,” City Hall steps, Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., the special master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Sheila Birnbaum, Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler and others publicize the Oct. 3, deadline to register for compensation from the fund; near the PATH train station, Silverstein Family Park, in front of 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., Manhattan.
At 12:30 p.m., Donovan discusses recommendations of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force at the NY Building Congress luncheon forum; ballroom, 36th floor, Mandarin Oriental New York hotel, 80 Columbus Circle, Broadway and 60th Street, Manhattan.
At 1 p.m., members of the state Gaming Commission meet; 317 Lenox Ave., Manhattan.
Also at 1 p.m., Sen. Tom O’Mara and local officials host a “Saving Monterey Shock Rally!” at the Watkins Glen Community Center, 155 South Clute Park Dr.
At 1:15 p.m., Weiner appears on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
At 4:30 p.m., Weiner appears on CNN”s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
NYC comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu and his wife, Jenny, will hold several GOTV rallies in Harlem (1:45 p.m., West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., Manhattan), lower Manhattan (4 p.m., Chatham Square), Central Brooklyn (6 p.m. La Caye, 35 Lafayette Ave.) and the Bronx (7 p.m., Fordham Plaza, Third Avenue and East Fordham Road).
At 5:30 p.m., Stringer attends a rally in support of Antonio Reynoso, the NYC Council candidate facing off against former Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Sternberg Park at Lorimer and Boerum streets, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Spitzer will meet and greet voters on every borough today, ending at 6 p.m. at pre-election rally at Borough Hall, Brooklyn.
At 6:30 p.m., Capital Region residents will hold candlelight vigils/rallies to urge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Reps. Paul Tonko, Chris Gibson and Bill Owens to vote “no” on air strikes against Syria, Albany/Colonie, Wolf Road and Central Avenue.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the DEC and DOT hold a public hearing on the management of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, a 119-mile-long, 100-foot-wide rail line in the western Adirondack Mountains, town of Webb Park Avenue Office Building, 183 Park Ave., Old Forge.
At 7 p.m., John Catsimatidis hosts a campaign rally and concert in support of his mayoral campaign featuring singer Jay Black.
Also at 7 p.m., more anti-Syria air strikes will be held at Broadway and Church Street in Saratoga and the New Lebanon, Midtown Mall on Rte 20/22.
At 10:30 p.m., Weiner appears on MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
New York City mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio is dominating his Democratic opponents in every demographic group and in each borough, an impressive show of strength heading into tomorrow’s primary, a Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist poll shows.
In a radio ad set to air during the final two days of the primary, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz endorses de Blasio and takes aim at Mayor Bloomberg for his “racist” comment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to stay out of the NYC comptroller’s race because he didn’t feel his endorsement of Manhattan BP Scott Stringer would “turn the tide” and angering his old nemesis, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, wasn’t “worth the risk.”
Cuomo may be staying neutral in the NYC mayor’s race, but the wife of one of his top aides, Howard Glaser, plans to host a fund-raiser for de Blasio if he makes it past the Democratic primary.
The old lever machines have been hauled out of retirement for tomorrow’s primary, but officials are anxious about whether they’ll actually work.
Naturally, kittens came up at the final GOP mayoral primary.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he has no desire to relive his old job through his former deputy, Joe Lhota.
The NY Post “will continue to decline to endorse any candidate for public advocate until we find one with the only qualification for that office: a promise to work to abolish it.”
Former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein doesn’t think the Democratic candidates vying to replace his old boss have talked enough about education reform.
Reid Pillifant: “(U)nless he dramatically outperforms the polls on Tuesday, Weiner will end the campaign worse off than when he started.”
Political “celebrities” like Bill and Hillary Clinton have been scarce during this year’s New York primaries.
State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long is open to the idea of Carl Paladino running for governor again in 2014.
Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky congratulates Albany mayoral candidates Kathy Sheehan and Corey Ellis for heeding his call and talking about the fiscal difficulties facing the city.
A Buffalo News analysis of campaign finance records over the last year found that conservatively, 24 percent of Mayor Byron Brown’s individual donors are people who work in his administration.
Kevin Bott, the Green Party candidate for Syracuse mayor, will kick off his campaign on the steps of Syracuse City Hall Wednesday afternoon – the day after the Democratic Party primary.
Only three members of the New York congressional delegation — Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of the Bronx and Republican Rep. Peter King of Long Island — are voicing support for U.S. military intervention in Syria. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, is undecided.
Very wealthy purchasers of condos in some of New York City’s most luxurious high-rises are escaping fees on their million-dollar dwellings as the Cuomo administration adopts a less aggressive tax posture.
The Adirondack Park Agency’s monthly meeting is coming up this week, but it won’t be taking action on the controversial issue of how to classify the newest additions to the state Forest Preserve.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly reportedly has a book deal.
Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon opens today.
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