Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul downplayed the feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, telling reporters in Syracuse that both men have more in common politically than is being portrayed.

“For me, it’s much ado about nothing,” she said.

De Blasio last week knocked Cuomo for what he saw as undermining his administration’s agenda in Albany and accused of him of being vindictive when it comes to attacking his enemies while colluding with Senate Republicans.

Cuomo, in response, has pointed to his efforts to reach compromise at the Capitol on a range of issues that Senate Republicans have staunch philosophical differences, such as a strengthening of rent control regulations.

Hochul suggested, however, the long-simmering tensions between the Cuomo and de Blasio camps are both a product of a slow, post-session news summer and the inherent conflict between the offices, regardless of who sits in them.

“It is the end of session, so there’s less news out of Albany to cover. I think that amplifies the discussions that the mayor and the governor have,” Hochul said. “I don’t think there’s anything to it. There’s always been a different philosophy when you’re representing the entire state of New York versus a city. That’s been institutional. They will work out their issues, they always have, they always will.”

Stressing their commonality on key liberal issues, both Cuomo and de Blasio, meanwhile, share constituents in the city and wanted to expand and strengthen rent control and tenant protections, Hochul said.

“There interests are more aligned, I think, than we’ve been led to believe,” she said.

For the most part, liberal opponents of Cuomo’s have seized on de Blasio’s comments, though many elected officials have sought to stay out of the fray.

“I think they are both trying to passionately trying to represent their constituents,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said on Monday. “I work very well with the mayor and the governor and we work on a lot of issues that pertain to federal issues and I’m grateful that both of them are serving.”