Here and Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
At 7:30 a.m., Democratic NYC mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio will appear on AM 1600 WWRL’s Morning Show with Mark Riley.
At 9:40 a.m., de Blasio appears on W Radio with Julio Sanchez Cristo.
At 10:30 a.m., GOP NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota will address the Q Cities Conference, Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, Manhattan.
At 11 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg speaks at the 106th Annual FDNY Memorial, Firemen’s Memorial Monument, West 100th Street at Riverside Drive, Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., EPL/Environmental Advocates will announce the dubious winner of the 2013 Oil Slick Award and unveil the environmental voting records for all state legislators, LCA Press Room, LOB, Albany.
At 11:30 a.m., Lhota will visit the Korean American Senior Center of Corona, 37-06 111th Ave., Queens.
Also at 11:30 a.m., Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Sen. Toby-Ann Stavisky will tour farms in Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk’s Senate district, Wilklow Orchards, 341 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland.
At noon, LG Bob Duffy speaks at the Rochester Small Business Council Gala Luncheon, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main St.
Also at noon, the Senate majority coalition holds a manufacturing regulatory reform forum, Corning Community College, 1 Academic Drive Building, Triangle Lounge, Corning.
At 12:30 p.m., Sens. John Sampson and Eric Adams and Assemblywoman Inez Barron call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the proposed closure of the Brooklyn Developmental Center, 888 Fountain Ave., Brooklyn.
At 1:30 p.m., the NYC Council holds its Stated Meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan. On tap: Reforming the restaurant inspection system and land use proposals including a Willets Point district, Five Pointz and the expansion of Memorial Sloan Kettering.
At 5:30 p.m., state PSC members hold a hearing to accept public statements about ConEd’s proposed increases in electric, gas and steam rates; boardroom, fourth floor, N.Y. Department of Public Service, 90 Church St., Manhattan.
At 6 p.m., officials from the National Organization for Women’s NYC chapter present their 33rd annual “Susan B. Anthony Awards”; law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, 1290 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.
At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., NY1 will air a NYC mayoral debate between Lhota and Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion. De Blasio has been invited to attend, but has not yet confirmed.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission is reportedly discussing the possibility of disbanding after recommending that a constitutional amendment be offered to voters to allow for public financing of state political campaigns. A Cuomo spokeswoman insisted the commission is “moving forward aggressively.”
A court could decide Friday if a referendum to expand casino gambling in New York wasn’t just uncommonly reworded to include rosy benefits — but whether it was approved illegally in secret.
Cuomo, who has been a critic of utility companies since Sandy struck a year ago, said ConEd should not only be denied the $450 million rate increase it is seeking, but that its rates should not go up at all next year.
As he travels the state to tout the casino amendment, LG Bob Duffy hears frequent concern voiced about problem gambling. He said more funds will be made available to address that issue if it is more significant than expected.
At the ABNY breakfast, GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota told hundreds of business leaders that Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio as a proponent of bloated government whose “extreme” positions won’t reduce income inequality.
Lhota also said de Blasio’s “naive and reckless” views on policing could allow crime to make a vicious comeback.
Lhota’s supporters are increasingly resigned to the prospect of the Republican nominee losing the race as he struggles to gain traction, faces wide deficits in campaign cash and is down in public polls.
Some of NYC’s wealthiest residents are afraid of the prospect of Mayor de Blasio, with one predicting he’ll “tax everyone to smithereens.”
Following a hotly contested hearing, Manhattan federal Judge Paul Crotty gave no indication as to when he’ll rule on an injunction request by a PAC backing Lhota’s campaign and seeking to strike down the state’s $150,000 campaign limit.
In their first televised general election debate, GOP NYC comptroller candidate John Burnett attacked the political ties of his Democratic opponent, Scott Stringer, and questioned whether Stringer has a soul.
Assemblyman Micah Kellner was dumped by his wife, Marie Ternes, a political consultant and former aide to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, after losing the Democratic primary for Manhattan’s Upper East Side council seat amid sex-harassment allegations.
Hynes’s general election campaign rally, held on the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall, was met by competing chants of “Let’s go Joe” and “Hynes must go.”
More than 40,000 New Yorkers signed up for insurance on the state’s health exchange in the first week, which topped enrollment in all other states, according to the Health Department.
Brooklyn Councilwoman Tish James, who won the Democratic public advocate nomination in an Oct. 1 runoff, says she won’t accept the estimated $28,530 in matching funds that would likely be available to her because she is facing a field of weak challengers.
When the financial sector began healing after its 2008 crash, NYC landlords were hopeful that big banks would return to their traditional roles as the growth engine for the nation’s largest office market. They are still waiting.
President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen, a Brooklyn native, as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve today. She has been vice chair since 2010.
Reps. Charles Rangel and Joe Crowley were arrested along with six of their non-New York Democratic House colleagues for civil disobedience during a planned rally over immigration reform.
Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center was put back on life support thanks to a sudden cash influx from the Cuomo administration.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Democratic challenger Thomas Suozzi squared off in the first debate of the campaign, with the candidates laying out starkly different visions to improve the county’s finances, fix the assessment system and grow businesses.
The Court of Appeals refused to hear the appeal of Erie County Republicans challenging the candidacies of several non-Democrats seeking to run this year on the Democratic line.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s re-election campaign has spent nearly $1.4 million since early August, only slightly less than his Democratic challenger, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has raised all year.
The TU praises AG Eric Schneiderman and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for joining forces to try to restore some ethics to government.
The NYC Marathon usually begins at Staten Island’s federally run Fort Wadsworth Park, but Washington gridlock has shut down the starting line less than four weeks before the world’s most crowded 26.2-mile race kicks off. There is a contingency plan in place.
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