In two districts once believed to be strongholds for Democratic 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton, the state senators from Harlem and Queens — Bill Perkins and James Sanders Jr. — will endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president instead.

A judge’s ruling allows the city of Syracuse to move forward with its claims that COR Development Co. committed fraud in connection with its purchase of land around the Syracuse Inner Harbor.

They lined up by the hundreds outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the shield of the New York Police Department mixing with the insignia of the United States Air Force on the shoulders of men and women who came to mourn a Nebraskan who took New York as his home: Detective Joseph Lemm.

Justin’s, a Lark Street bar/restaurant that was at one time a major political hangout (and the scene of a prominent legislative sexusal harassment scandal) is closing.

In recent months, Clinton has called on kids as young as six during town-hall meetings. The strategy ensures that she’ll get a softball question which she can answer by talking about being a grandmother and promising to fight for the next generation, two of her campaign’s favorite themes.

Clinton will roll into 2016 by likely surpassing her campaign’s $100 million fundraising goal for its first three quarters, according to a CNN analysis of figures provided by the Clinton campaign.

In lieu of the massive rallies it has held biannually since 2013, the charter school advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools will hold a modest lobby day on Jan. 20 in Albany.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. named Joan Illuzzi as special counsel nearly two months after Illuzzi lost her bid to become Staten Island’s district attorney.

As of Dec. 31, New York will have no chief judge of the Court of Appeals. It’s the second time in recent years that either Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Senate have missed a deadline to fill the slot.

When the clock strikes midnight, New York’s minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour. For fast-food employees and state workers, the bump will be greater: They’ll be due at least $9.75 an hour, or $10.50 if they work in New York City.

In a briefing with reporters at NYPD Headquarters, a news release that contained a point-by-point rebuttal and an appearance on national television by the current commissioner, Bill Bratton, police officials denied any altering of statistics and defended the city’s low crime figures for 2015.

Knicks’ forward Cleanthony Early reportedly was shot in the kneecap by armed thieves who boxed in his Uber car and stole his gold grill and some jewelry in Maspeth early this morning.

Authorities in Montgomery County, PA, announced criminal charges against entertainer Bill Cosby stemming from a woman’s accusation that he drugged and abused her at his home in Cheltenham Township, a suburb north of Philadelphia, in 2004.

Cosby appeared in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom and was ordered to surrender his passport after posting 10 percent in cash of a $1 million bond. He’s free on bail.

A Colden town judge, Victoria Zach, has resigned amid allegations that she used the prestige of her position to advocate for a drunken driving defendant in another court.

Vendors sold more than $4.5 million worth of products at Taste NY events and stores in 2015, up from $1.5 million in total gross sales last year.

Assemblyman Dan Stec wants to know what the holdup is with the broadband and cellular initiative the governor announced almost a year ago.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is moving key aspects of doing business with the city away from a paper-first model and allowing for quicker online function.