Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is also in the city with no public schedule.

At 8:15 a.m., New York Law School’s CityLaw Breakfast series features NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, 185 West Broadway at Leonard St., 2nd floor, Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., New Democracy Builders releases a report on NYC public charter schools failure to fill vacant classroom seats in non-entry grades, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., Long Island University administrators and professors present the university’s 66th annual “George Polk Awards in Journalism”; The Roosevelt Hotel New York, 45 E. 45th St., Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., with the April 15th income tax filing season deadline just days away, the Tax Department and community partners remind New Yorkers they can file their tax returns for free, the Melrose branch of the NYC Public Library, 910 Morris Ave., the Bronx.

At 11:30 a.m., Councilman Mark Weprin and his fellow Queens Council members announce the start of a participatory budgeting voting week, steps of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.

At 11:30 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Small Axe Peppers and nonprofit GrowNYC will announce the winner of the “Bronx 5K” logo design competition, Bronx Community College, 2155 University Ave., Bronx.

At 6 p.m., Rep. Chris Gibson attends the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Deposit Elementary School, Second Street, Deposit.

At 7 p.m., Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Iona College administrators honor Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the chairman of the college’s board of trustees, financial and telecommunications executive James P. Hynes, during the college’s “Diamond Jubilee Celebration” and annual scholarship award gala; The Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria New York hotel, 301 Park Ave., Manhattan.


Hillary Clinton will reportedly launch her second presidential campaign this Sunday on Twitter while en route to Iowa. Her tweet will be followed by a video and email announcement, then a series of conference calls mapping out a blitzkrieg tour beginning in Iowa and looking ahead to more early primary states.

In an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo hip-hop mogul and activist Russell Simmons said he is “beyond disbelief” that criminal justice reforms have not yet been enacted in Albany.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio met with Sen. Chuck Schumer yesterday morning for a Brooklyn to City Hall R train ride in honor of “Stand Up for Transportation Day” – a bipartisan push calling for Congress to fund infrastructure improvements. (Subway riders weren’t terribly impressed).

The mayor has made the federal funding of transportation a cause in recent weeks, but isn’t entirely clear on what he plans to do about the $15 billion gap in the MTA’s $32 billion, five-year capital plan.

Advocates put out the comprehensive Move NY Fair Plan in mid-February, calling for tolls on the four East River bridge crossings in exchange for lowering ­existing tolls elsewhere. The mayor hasn’t yet read it.

De Blasio sought to distance himself from an administration document that projected the city would continue a practice he criticized as a candidate that involves enriching New York City’s budget at the expense of water ratepayers.

De Blasio and HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced what the mayor called the largest public housing energy savings initiative ever. Starting this fall, more than $100 million in energy performance contracts will be awarded as part of a venture designed to conserve energy, reduce pollution, save money, and create jobs.

Manhattan’s new administrative judge promised a courtroom packed with asbestos lawyers that he will do a thorough review of how their cases are handled before deciding if any changes are necessary following Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s corruption scandal.

Trustees of Cooper Union have voted in favor of informing the AG’s office that they wouldn’t renew the contract of school President Jamshed Bharucha if it would help end an investigation and litigation against them.

The AG’s investigation of Cooper Union, which started charging tuition despite the fact that it was founded on the premise that it would be “open and free to all,” has signaled that the laissez-faire approach to nonprofit governance is over.

A flurry of parents opting their children out of taking new state assessments in places like Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, and New York has both the U.S. Department of Education and state education departments reviewing policies and procedures for dealing with such instances.

Among the dozens of struggling NYC schools facing the threat of takeover by outside groups are about 20 troubled schools that are not part of the city’s new turnaround program, according to a Chalkbeat analysis of “failing” schools identified by Cuomo’s office.

The Community Action Organization is filing a letter of intent to open an elementary charter school in Buffalo for the 2016-17 school year.

The PSC has officially been reviewing the merger with Time Warner Cable and Comcast for months. But state officials have not publicly disclosed any meetings with either company in at least eight months, public records show. And the commission has largely kept its review of the merger from the public over the past year.

Cuomo’s job creation program Start-Up NY didn’t deserve the $50 million in extra advertising money it swept from the New York Power Authority in this year’s state budget, according to Assemblyman Robin Schimminger.

In 2009, the Legislature passed a bill banning the shackling of pregnant women just before, during or after childbirth, and it was signed into law by Gov. David Paterson. But inmates say the practice persists.

State police troopers are cracking down on distracted drivers in a 5-day ticketing campaign to remind people that using handheld devices while driving is illegal.

Schumer called for an increase in the number of federal bridge safety specialists, saying the government has to make sure those privately owned spans are safe, given that so much highly flammable cargo is carried over them these days.

LGBT advocates in New York hailed President Barack Obama for speaking out against treatments that seek to change people’s sexual orientation.

A protester who hurled red paint at NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton at a Times Square demonstration in November got a break when a Manhattan judge reduced the top count against him.

The mayor of Elmira, where suspended NCB anchor Brian Williams lived as a child, has been flooded with demands that his face be removed from the community’s welcome sign. But she’s against it, citing the prohibitive cost of a new sign.

New York City’s libraries are open fewer hours than almost anywhere else in the state, a new report found.

The high-tech perimeter security at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has been breached at least four times in the past decade.

VP Joe Biden had a run in with former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s 1-year-old grandson, Jasper.