Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.

Cuomo cabinet members delivering versions of his State of the State and budget addresses today include:

– Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone, Centro Civico of Amsterdam, 143 E Main St., Amsterdam, noon.

– Environmental Facilities Corp. President/CEO Matthew Driscoll, Skaneateles Public Library, 49 East Genesee St., Skaneateles, also noon.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley (8:30 a.m.) and state Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky (11:30 a.m.) speak during the New York Bankers Association’s annual economic forum; Jade Salon, third floor, The Waldorf-Astoria hotel, 301 Park Ave.

At 10:30 a.m., NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea is scheduled to testify at an Assembly hearing proposed legislation to increase oversight of the authority, including management of construction and renovation projects and disposal of assets; Assembly Hearing Room, room 1923, 250 Broadway.

Happy 100th Birthday Grand Central Terminal!


Citing anonymous sources, the NY Post reported that former NYC Mayor Ed Koch died at 2 p.m. this morning.

…But George Arzt,a spokesman for Koch, who was moved to intensive care in a NYC hospital yesterday, insisted to NY1 around 5:30 a.m. that this is NOT the case.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is now reporting (shortly after 6 a.m.) – and Arzt now confirms – that Koch has indeed died. The funeral will be Monday at Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

In case you can’t get enough Koch, click here.

Hillary Clinton’s last day on the job as secretary of state is today.

She’s either leaving the political stage for good, or simply recharging her batteries for 2016.

Veteran reporter Ron Fournier on what he learned while covering Clinton: “(I)f you don’t think she wants to be president, you don’t know her.”

Common Sense Principles, a shadowy Virginia-based group that attacked Democratic candidates for the state Senate in last year’s elections, spent over $950,000 on mailers, a new disclosure filing shows.

More proof New Yorkers remain up in arms over the SAFE Act: 724 comments (and counting) on a Post-Standard story about an information meeting on the new law.

New York City’s $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds appear safe – for the moment – despite the Bloomberg administration and UFT failure to reach a teacher evaluation deal.

Cuomo warned he’ll drop his support for expanding casinos in New York if the Legislature insists on a “politicized process” for determining where they’re located.

In their fervor to take action against gun violence after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., a growing number of state and national politicians are promoting a focus on mental illness that advocates say is unfair.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed he made a joke at Cuomo’s expense while haggling over Sandy aid with President Obama.

Manhattan Newspaper Group, which counts the West Side Spirit, and Our Town among its collection of community publications, has been sold to Straus News, publisher of local weeklies around the tristate area. Mayoral hopeful Tom Allon will remain president of Manhattan Media.

New York magazine “stands by” its report that Mayor Bloomberg once publicly ogled a woman’s derriere and used lewd language to describe it, which he insists he did not.

A source insists to the NY Post that the federal investigation into NYC Comptroller John Liu’s fundraising remains “active” and he’s not out of the woods yet.

A forum on the state’s inequitable school aid formulas was so well-attended that a line of cars stretched more than a mile from the event’s locale to the highway exit.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has approved the Cuomo administration’s contract for new driver’s licenses that will have black-and-white photos produced by the highest bidder, spurring a losing bidder to sue.

Bloomberg has signed an emergency executive order to suspend height and other restrictions so substantially (Sandy) damaged buildings and new construction can meet the new flood elevation standards. More here.

The NYC medical examiner’s office has discovered more than 50 cases in which it failed to upload critical DNA evidence samples from crime scenes to the state’s DNA database, preventing those samples from being compared to genetic material from convicted offenders.

Obama’s defense secretary nominee, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, was grilled hard – and stumbled several times – during his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday.

Medicare penalized 71 percent of the nation’s hospitals, including 12 in Western New York, for having too many preventable readmissions, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News.

Cindy Adams is down on D.C.

The president of Medgar Evers College, the predominantly black public college in central Brooklyn, is resigning.

The Department of Defense plans to deploy about 2,200 Army troops from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum for a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

A day after allegations swirled that he cavorted with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez played a cat-and-mouse game with reporters.

LG Bob Duffy has inserted himself in the race for the Rochester mayor’s post he used to hold.

Republicans are trying to convince an increasingly reluctant former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to run in the special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry.

Geraldo Rivera is contemplating a 2014 run for the US Senate in New Jersey as a Republican.