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

At 10 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino ill hold a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis addressing Staten Island transportation issues and calling on the MTA to draft a 2015 capital plan, Front Street, between Thompson and Canal Streets, Staten Island.

At 11 a.m., Nassau County DA and NY-4 Democratic candidate Kathleen Rice will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to call for bipartisan congressional action to raise the federal minimum wage, Rice Campaign Office, 311 Nassau Blvd S., Garden City South.

At 11:30 a.m., Caesars New York will host Woodbury officials and members of the regional chambers of commerce to celebrate its office’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, 500 Route 32, Highland Mills.

At noon, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio makes a personnel announcement, Blue Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at noon, NYC Council Members Daniel Dromm and Andy King, the Jails Action Coalition and other groups hold rally to push for changes in treatment of people detained and incarcerated on Riker’s Island, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 12:35 p.m., Astorino will visit and deliver remarks at the Korean Community Center, Flushing Senior Center, 42-15 166th St., Flushing.

At 1 p.m., Sen. David Carlucci and the Mental Health Association of Rockland will announce a suicide prevention “safeTALK” class for the general community, 140 Rte. 303, Valley Cottage.

At 1:30 p.m., Astorino will meet with and tour the Flushing Chinese Business Association, 4048 Main St., Flushing.

At 3 p.m., Astorino will tour various businesses in the Jackson Heights Merchants Association, beginning at Amba Jewelers, 37-13 74th St., Jackson Heights, Queens.

At 3:45 p.m., Astorino will meet with officials from the Jackson Heights Merchants Association, Jackson Diner, 37-47 74th St., Jackson Heights, Queens.

At 5:15 p.m., Astorino will visit Brooklyn’s Chinatown and meet with local merchants and the NYPD’s precinct captain and community officer about issues facing the community.

At 7:15 p.m., de Blasio speaks at the Wingate Park Concert Series, Wingate Field, Brooklyn Ave between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, Brooklyn.


At least 23 people in New York City were struck by bullets this weekend – two are dead. This adds to a tally of shooting victims that is an increase of more than 10 percent over last year, to more than 822 citywide.

Dropping a health bombshell on Twitter, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito disclosed Sunday that she has “high risk HPV.”

Mark-Viverito also revealed it had been two years since her last gynecological exam, and she will undergo a biopsy to determine if she has cervical cancer.

Jim Kelly recently met with Jon Bon Jovi to discuss partnering up in pursuit of the Buffalo Bills, but the Hall of Fame quarterback declined to enlist over lingering concerns the team could move.

Democratic Sen. Ted O’Brien – a top GOP target this fall – said he will submit 5,000 petitions on Monday to run on the “Upstate Tax Relief” line in his bid for a second term in the 55th Senate District. He’s running against the GOP’s Rich Funke.

Also launching a new ballot line: Disability rights crusader, one-time state Senate candidate and persistent Cuomo critic Michael Carey. He’s calling it the Life and Justice Party, and he wants to use it for his own gubernatorial run.

The Metropolitan Opera continued talking early this morning with the unions representing its orchestra and chorus, going past the deadline it had set of midnight Sunday for either reaching a deal or locking out its workers a little more than a month before opening night.

UPDATE: There’s a tentative deal between the Met Opera and the unions after an all-night bargaining session.

No one thinks Fordham Law School Prof . Zephyr Teachout will beat Cuomo in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, but she could hurt him, experts said.

NYC Mayor de Blasio is in the midst of a hiring spree that will add more than 1,000 workers to the public payroll — reversing a six-year trend of downsizing city government.

Fare-beating busts on the subway have surged in recent years, and so has the number of people doing time for the $2.50 crime, making it one of the top charges that has led to incarcerations, a Daily News analysis has found.

My dad and former NYC Corporation Counsel Fritz Schwartz write in the NYDN: “The swirl of attention around Gov. Cuomo’s shuttering of the Moreland Commission is an easy distraction. Like a magician’s trick, it takes our attention off of where it should really be focused: on the commission’s crucial recommendations for campaign finance reform.”

After a brief respite from Moreland questions during his Israel trip, Cuomo returned to…more Moreland questions – even from a “friendly” interviewer, like FOX News’ Maria Bartiromo.

By traveling to Israel, Cuomo delivered the most explicit signal yet that he is positioning himself for a role beyond the state’s borders, political observers said.

Elected officials and political leaders continue to slam the UFT for co-sponsoring the Rev. Al Sharpton’s upcoming Staten Island rally in response to Eric Garner’s death and the Ferguson, Missouri incident.

Missouri’s governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early this morning after another night of violence following the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police in the St. Louis suburb.

President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight for a two-day break from a summer vacation on the Vineyard, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans.

State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky will impose a $25 million penalty against PricewaterhouseCoopers for obscuring some of the same misconduct it was supposed to unearth.

The leader of the Saratoga County Republican Committee is facing open rebellion from a minority of members over its endorsement for district attorney.

Bill Clinton had an early birthday celebration with his family in the Hamptons Saturday night.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie was also in the Hamptons, where he wowed a power crowd with his energetic dance with Jamie Foxx at a benefit for the Apollo Saturday night. The governor attended as a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, who performed. Also dancing: Sen. John McCain.

The St. Lawrence County woman accused of helping her boyfriend kidnap two Amish girls studied the psychology of rape as a college student.

The father of the two girls said that he feels sorry for the duo that has been charged and jailed in connection with the incident. “It’s sad,” he said. “They must have ruined their whole life.”

The TU on what New York should do with its $4.2 billion in financial settlement cash: “Put some into the huge one-time expense of replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge — and perhaps make it better — and use the rest to create an endowment to boost long-term funding for education.”

As the ratio of women to men on U.S. college campuses ticks higher – it is now 1.4 to 1 – university administrators are responding to a growing chorus of demands for action, including from federal regulators, designed to rein in questionable behavior toward women.

SUNY campuses have changed the way they handle sexual assaults and train students and staff in prevention strategies after a November agreement with the federal government regarding Title IX compliance.

In a win for ultra-orthodox Jewish sects, a federal appeals court ruled a NYC regulation, which requires parental consent before a mohel is allowed to suck blood from an infant’s circumcised penis, must pass a stricter constitutional test than was applied by the lower court.

Columbia Development plans to implode the brick-and-concrete Wellington Annex in Albany on Thursday to make way for a $66.5 million downtown convention center.