Both Bill and Hillary Clinton are said to be encouraging NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to bring the convention back to the Big Apple – this time to Brooklyn.

In his bid to land the DNC for Brooklyn, de Blasio will woo party officials in New York next week.

Hillary Clinton is not yet a declared presidential candidate, but the group of reporters dedicated full-time by news outlets to follow her and report on her keeps growing every month.

A $150 million redevelopment of one of Niagara Falls’ most famous “white elephants” was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the Buffalo Billion initiative.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said it was a “big mistake” for de Blasio to invite the Rev. Al Sharpton into City Hall and allow him to rip into the NYPD.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik said the department has been “crucified” and “thrown under the bus” by de Blasio.

Current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said de Blasio is “very pro-cop.”

Facing growing concern over logistics of a planned protest march across the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge on Aug. 23, Sharpton is reportedly considering an alternate route.

Longtime NewsChannel 13 reporter Bill Lambdin is stepping down later this month after a four-decade career spent mainly in the Capital Region.

GOP NY-21 candidate Elise Stefanik participated in the ALS “ice bucket challenge”, and challenged her opponents and Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham to do the same.

NYSUT members will shred standardized tests Monday night in Albany to protest testing giant Pearson and attempts to “privatize – and profit from – public education.”

A state judge approved a joint motion by the de Blasio administration, the NYC Council and two labor unions to end a Bloomberg-era lawsuit against the city’s prevailing wage law

The long-awaited elevator from the Poughkeepsie waterfront to the Walkway Over the Hudson will open at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Cuomo’s campaign reported $10,000 spent on defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz as an “outstanding liability/loan” with $1,000 still outstanding.

De Blasio and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour are on a first name basis.

Larry Sabato moved NY-19 to “leans Republican,” and NY-4 to “safe Democratic.”

State Police are investigating damage done to a sculpture on the Empire State Plaza.

Rep. Chris Gibson condemned the action the United States is taking against Iraq.

The teachers’ union-allied education group AQE released a report portraying Campbell Brown as an elitist right-wing puppet for Wall Street tycoons.