President Barack Obama’s summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyward is nearing an end. He’s due back at the White House late tonight.

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s march on Staten Island with what police estimated to be more than 2,500 protesters culminated at a rally on Saturday over the death of Eric Garner while in NYPD custody.

Garner’s wife, Esaw Garner, spoke at the rally, urging a peaceful protest. The mother of Amadou Diallo, who was killed in a 1999 shooting by four NYPD officers, also spoke. There were no arrests.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said the march “clearly was an example of police and protesters finding a way to get things done in a positive, democratic fashion” and was something New Yorkers “should all be proud of.”

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout marched, as did former Gov. David Paterson.

Even after $130 million in renovations this year, the Ralph is not – and probably never can be – the moneymaking machine that the NFL now favors.

Bob McCarthy: “Enthusiasm for the race between Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Rob Astorino ranks up there with Jon Bon Jovi buying the Buffalo Bills.”

One of the high-tech companies that was supposed to help pay for Cuomo’s $1.5 billion Nano Utica computer chip research initiative says it was never part of the program.

When it comes to 2016, party activists and Democratic insiders say, Cuomo has done little to put himself in a position to be a national candidate, while other Democrats, like Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and even Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, have.

More than a dozen people lined the sidewalk on Main Street in Westhampton Beach this morning hours in advance to see Hillary Clinton at her latest book signing for “Hard Choices.”

Teachout: “I’m not going to tell you how to write your story, but I just want you to keep in mind that talking about a female candidate’s appearance can damage her chances of winning, even if it’s not negative.”

Indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith is getting some divine intervention in his bid for re-election: an endorsement from the most influential pastor in his Queens district, the Rev. Floyd Flake.

Cuomo this weekend hosted the 2014 Long Island Wine and Craft Beverage Tour – an event organized to promote New York State’s beverage industry and boost tourism to the state’s growing number of wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries.

He also participated in the Bassmaster Governor’s Challenge at Owasco Lake.

Cuomo was not forthcoming about his catch, but did say he didn’t get “skunked” like DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.

The Times Union urges New Yorkers to reject the constitutional redistricting amendment that will appear on the November ballot, calling it a “sham.”

The Auburn Citizen: “It’s time for the governor to start acting like the transparent, straight-talking leader he has often claimed to be.”

New York state senators sent out $3.2 million worth of state-funded mailings for the six-month period ending March 31, 2014, the latest expenditure filings show.

A state Court of Claims judge found New York state to be “100 percent liable” in the March 2009 death of a developmentally disabled woman who perished in a fire that tore through her state-run group home in the Adirondack community of Wells.

Sarah Palin became the latest politician to accept the ALS ice bucket challenge, posting a video to her Facebook page and challenging both Clinton and Sen. John McCain.

Airbnb plans to hand over the names and addresses of 124 hosts on its service to AG Eric Schneiederman.

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg: “I don’t have anything in common with people who stand on escalators…I always walk around them — why waste time? You have eternity to rest when you die.”

De Blasio’s new neighborhood of Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side – home to Gracie Mansion – isn’t all that different from the Park Slope, Brooklyn ‘hood he left behind.

A handful of freshmen elected NYC Council members have swapped cars and public transit for bicycles, reflecting the growing trend of New Yorkers who prefer riding on two wheels.

‘VE Day’ won the Travers, surging from behind and prompting a photo finish.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his girlfriend, Lis Smith, are enjoying a romantic vacation in Paris.