Onondaga County DA Bill Fitzpatrick insists Larry Schwartz never directed him to stop any investigations or subpoenas when he chaired the Moreland Commission.

Democratic Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins defended the governor’s interference in the commission, echoing the administration’s “well, he created it” argument.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino expects “indictments and criminal charges” as a result of the NYT’s Moreland story.

Even after its disbandment in April, five staffers from the defunct commission remain on the state payroll - including its former executive director at a salary of $175,000 a year.

NY-19 Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge is wealthy now, but he once worked at a Taco Bell drive-through.

John Degnan has taken over as the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will be feted like a prodigal son returning home when he visits the small town in southern Italy where his grandfather was born.

Following Eric Garner’s death while in NYPD custody, NYCLU and labor groups are pushing Cuomo to veto a bill they say would hamstring the ability of local governments to discipline police for misconduct.

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refused to say race was a factor in Garner’s death.

CBS’ “Late Show” will remain in New York City after David Letterman retires and Stephen Colbert takes over next year.

…that’s thanks to at least $16 million in state tax breaks and cash.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg released details of his trip to Israel, which he made to show it’s safe to fly into and out of the country.

Jennifer Rubin suggests Bloomberg should challenge Hillary Clinton from the left in 2016.

Bloomberg had a tense interview with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, in which he accused Blitzer of “insulting” America.

The thirteen “best” New York restaurants NOT in NYC – agree or disagree?

Eight Queens Library trustees were booted thanks to their opposition to ousting their free-spending director.

State Education Commissioner John King will be releasing ”instructional reports” on this year’s Grade 3-8 English and math tests early.