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

From 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., state Senator and congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat joins NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and others in a day of campaigning at multiple locations in East Harlem.

At 9:30 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley join the Fire Department unions U.F.A., the UFOA, the UFADBA and others to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to immediately end the Unified Call Taking project, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill holds a meet-and-greet at the Arrochar Friendship Club, 85 Jerome Ave., Staten Island.

At 11 a.m., New York and New Jersey lawmakers hold a press conference on Port Authority reform, Fort Lee Historic Park, entrance at Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Drive, Fort Lee, N.J.

Also at 11 a.m., environmental and public interest organizations will deliver Cuomo’s NYSERDA with 50,000 comments from New Yorkers across the state in response to the Draft State Energy Plan, Capitol Building, 3rd floor, outside Senate Chambers, Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., Cahill will hold a press conference, joined by Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Joseph Borelli, outside the Seaside Turkish Restaurant, 124 Ocean Ave., Staten Island.

At 12:05 p.m., de Blasio tours the A to Z Child Care Center, 220-24 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. A press conference will follow.

At 3 p.m., de Blasio meets with Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, Committee of the Whole, City Hall, Manhattan. Afterwards, the two mayors will address members of the US and French media in the Blue Room.

At 4:30 p.m., Sen. Tony Avella and members of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh community organizations promote Avella’s legislative proposal that would allow religion-affiliated organizations to form nonprofit corporations; 38-50 Bell Blvd., Queens.


“Facing pressure from the political left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday used nearly every tool in his arsenal” – from reasons to threats – to try to coax its support.

WFP Co-Chair Karen Scharff said the party is unlikely to endorse Cuomo, barring a “significant new development in the next 24 hours,” and will probably instead back Fordham Prof. Zephyr Teachout.

Teachout, a Brooklyn resident who has written extensively on political corruption, told the NYT:

“It feels like Cuomo is part of this broken system, and he is not going to fix it. Voters in New York want a real choice, and right now, with just Astorino and Cuomo — they seem to just be fighting about who can give more tax breaks to the billionaires.”

Teachout already has a campaign website that describes her as a “Working Families Democrat for Governor.”

Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, a WFP favorite, went to great lengths to publicly demonstrate how close they are – despite policy disagreements during this year’s budget battle.

Chris Smith finds the “political tag-teaming” by Cuomo and de Blasio fascinating.

It’s possible the party will nominate a “placeholder” candidate for the gubernatorial race when it gathers for its convention in Albany tomorrow. But that would take control from the state committee and place it in the hands of the executive committee.

Diane Ravitch, the public education advocate who was floated as a possible candidate for governor on the WFP line, said in a blog post she isn’t running.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will sound a “cautionary note” on upstate casinos in a new report to be released today.

Henrik Lundqvist is taking the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver – a very big fan – must be thrilled.

Former Rep. Kathy Hochul, Cuomo’s new LG running mate, spent $25,000 in 2011 and 2012 to lobby the governor and state lawmakers in an unsuccessful bid to keep her seat in Congress.

High Achievement New York, a nonprofit coalition of mostly business groups, plans to launch a roughly $500,000 phone and digital advertising campaign over the next several weeks in an attempt to promote the controversial Common Core standards.

The New York City Council passed a package of legislation aimed at reducing pedestrian deaths and traffic accidents across the city. It includes six resolutions calling on the state Legislature and Cuomo to pass and sign bills into law.

A state board set up by Cuomo to advise financially strapped local governments is close to releasing its first recommendations.

Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi — and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics who’ve laced into her over the incident — in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” obtained by POLITICO.

Two hundred and fifty doctors, health professionals and researchers sent a letter asking Cuomo to impose a three- to five-year ban on fracking in the state to allow more time for scientific studies on what signatories described as the emerging health risks of fracking.

Eat Greenbush residents esidents can stop a proposed casino if they mobilize and work together, the national director of an anti-casino organization said.

Basil Paterson, New York’s first African-American Secretary of State and father of former governor David Paterson, was remembered last night at a Riverside Church memorial service.

Former Gov. Paterson, Cuomo’s new state Democratic Party chairman, is joining the board of Medient, an entertainment content creation company with offices in Europe, India, and North America.

A pickup truck driver who changed lanes and intentionally hit Trooper Christopher Skinner conducting a traffic stop along Interstate 81 near Binghamton, killing him instantly, was charged with murder.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants the county – not the county’s control board – to borrow money for road repairs and other infrastructure projects, and he wants the county Comptroller’s Office on board with his proposal.

Poloncarz said real estate developer Scott Congel would have to settle any outstanding issues in Monroe County before Erie would “even consider” offering tax breaks for him to build a new stadium for the Bills.

…that conversation might be moot anyway, because an official from Congel’s Syracuse-based Pyramid Cos. says the company isn’t interested in getting into the stadium business.

A man in his 20s died after an apparent suicide fall from the 28th floor observation deck at City Hall in Buffalo.

The state plans to move the Department of Transportation to from its Wolf Road headquarters to a new joint facility with the Thruway Authority in Albany.

The state is monitoring how the new Tappan Zee Bridge project is impacting imperiled sturgeon in the Hudson River.

Citing concerns over safety and traffic, East Hampton Town and East Hampton Village have denied permits for a popular bicycle ride from Manhattan to Montauk less than a week before the event.