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

At 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks during a simulator building ribbon cutting ceremony, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
10405 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls.

Also at 9 a.m., NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito kicks off a Digital Inclusion Summit, 156 5th Ave., Manhattan.

At 9:45 a.m., the Council Committee on Public safety holds a public hearing on a measure to require the mayor to appoint a department to oversee the coordination of efforts to address quality of life issues in local communities, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Sen. Adriano Espaillat will host a press conference to discuss the Zika virus, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Lab, 455 1st Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams kicks off a $1 million smart gun design competition, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m. – NYC Councilmen Stephen Levin and Costa Constantinides and others rally in support of Intro 446-A that would bans fracking and oil waste from city water and streets, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver joins Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Councilman James Vacca, the Friends of Pelham Bay Park, and community members to break ground on the installation of new adult and youth fitness equipment, and an accessible nature walk at Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx.

At 12:30 p.m., Assembly candidate Marisol Alcantara will join TWU President John Samuelsen and other leaders for a press conference to announce their support of her campaign, TWU HQ, 195 Montague St., 3rd Floor, Brooklyn.

Also at 12:30 p.m., Mark-Viverito holds a press conference before this month’s stated Council meeting, Red Room, City Hall, Manhattan. (The meeting will follow at 1 p.m. in the Council’s chambers).

At 6 p.m., Hochul attends the grand opening of the Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St., Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., NYC Councilman Corey Johnson and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene host a “Rat Academy” training to teach New Yorkers about safe and effective methods for rat prevention, LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St., Manhattan.


Donald Trump, expanding on the provocative immigration ideas that have propelled his presidential candidacy, proposed a new ideological test that would limit immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. to “those who share our values and respect our people.”

Trump didn’t just stake out a strategy for waging an “extreme” and “vicious” campaign against ISIS yesterday. He also articulated one for reviving his flailing campaign.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared to forget about the worst terror attack in U.S. history – the one that occurred in the city he was in charge of on 9/11 – claiming that there simply had been no such assaults inside America during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Rep. Tom Reed, the second NY House GOP member to endorse Trump, said he has shared concerns with the campaign that the candidate “seems to get bogged down into issues that really aren’t the top of the issues for the American people” and needs to refocus.

Coming out to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Hillary Clinton, whose father was born in Scranton, PA, and native son Vice President Joe Biden quickly showed the crowd they haven’t risen above their roots. “We came to the lakes up here every summer,” Clinton said.

It was Biden’s first appearance on Clinton’s behalf on the campaign trail, and he used it to question Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief, citing the Republican candidate’s praise of dictators and accusing him of ignorance on critical national-security issues.

The State Department has agreed to provide the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch with all official emails sent or received by Clinton that were recovered from her private email server by the FBI investigation.

Clinton has a 30-point lead over Trump in New York state, according to a Siena College survey released yesterday. When the Green and Libertarian party candidates were included, she had a 25-point advantage.

President Obama interrupted his summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to help Clinton raise campaign cash. He was scheduled to headline a $33,400-a-head Democratic Party fund-raising dinner last night at the Chilmark home of Hank Goldberg and his wife, Carol Brown Goldberg.

Trump’s presidential candidacy has riven Yale University’s young Republicans. Earlier this month, four of the seven student board members of the organization resigned in protest when the club endorsed the GOP nominee and started a rival campus group.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has released the polls it will use to decide the participants of September’s first presidential debate as third-party candidates struggle to make the stage.

After a rash of Trump lawn sign snatchings from his East Hills Boulevard residence, a prominent Capital Region home builder, Robert Marini, has encased his latest homemade sign in concrete and surrounded it with barbed wire and lights in an attempt to deter would-be vandals and thieves from messing with his show of political pride.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Staten Island Republican, is sponsoring a bill to lift the tax burden for New York athletes who win Olympic medals. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has similar legislation at the federal level.

American athletes who win gold medals are awarded $25,000 for each medal from the United States Olympic Committee. Silver medalists receive $15,000 and those who take home the bronze $10,000. Not only are the payments subject to federal and state taxes, but the value of the medals themselves are also taxable.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s MO when criticized is to respond with personal attacks – an approach that has strained his relationship with lawmakers, some of whom are fellow Democrats. A spokeswoman says his administration is working aggressively to “correct the record.”

For the second time in about a month, area business officials have been energized by the prospect of a visit by Cuomo to Jamestown only to see the event quickly postponed.

Wendy Long, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has unleashed a series of tweets criticizing the conversion of a Catholic church in Syracuse into a mosque, saying that crime soon followed.

Manhattan Councilman Daniel Garodnick wants the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission to keep cabbies with three license suspensions over 10 years from getting a new or renewed license. A bill he will introduce today would cover suspensions of TLC and state-issued driver’s licenses.

One of three state Senate candidates in a Sept. 13 upper Manhattan Democratic Party primary – Marisol Alcantara – won’t say which Democratic faction she’s prepared to sit with if elected. The IDC is reportedly endorsing her in her run for Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s seat.

In a blow to Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan, a key City Councilman – Ydanis Rodgriguez – announced he would oppose the first private project proposed under new affordable housing rules.

Police charged Oscar Morel of Brooklyn with murder last night in the killings of an imam and his friend who were shot at close range as they were leaving a Queens mosque on Saturday.

De Blasio joined thousands of mourners in the sweltering heat in East New York yesterday afternoon, for a prayer service to honor the slain imam and his assistant.

While other elected officials rushed to the scene of the murders over the weekend, it took the mayor more than 24 hours to issue a written statement on the killings, and a full two days before he addressed the community, during funeral prayers for the two men.

New York City has agreed to pay more than $4 million to the family of Akai Gurley, the unarmed man killed in a Brooklyn housing project in 2014 by a police officer on patrol, according to a lawyer for Gurley’s family.

The city and NYCHA are both contributing to the settlement — and the ex-police officer who escaped jail time for Gurley’s death in the Pink Houses is paying a price too.

Several NYC elected officials are pushing new legislation to ban discrimination against veterans under the city’s human rights law. If passed, it would become illegal to discriminate in housing or employment because someone is a vet or active service member, and the city Human Rights Commission could slap offenders with fines.

Lawyers for a city teacher who rocked the Department of Education by live-streaming from a rubber room in 2012 argued in Brooklyn federal court that the DOE retaliated against him for highlighting ugly misconduct.

Nassau owed $39.1 million in estimated residential property tax refunds by the end of last year despite County Executive Edward Mangano’s repeated public statements that he had reduced Nassau’s residential liability to nearly zero since instituting a tax challenge settlement program in 2011, a new report shows.

A federal magistrate has ordered Mangano and Nassau Sheriff Michael Sposato to provide testimony in litigation over a deputy sheriff’s claim that she has been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace.

A longtime employee — and outspoken critic — of the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is taking to social media in efforts to compile incidents in which employees of the agency may have been disciplined for speaking out about problems.

As sweltering temperatures smothered New York City over the past week, an invisible revolution in the city’s approach to energy was under way.

Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim Sini has reportedly reversed his decision to demote a lieutenant for improperly giving the stepson of an aide an extra chance to pass an agility test and will let him keep his $170,590 a year rank.

A plan from the private maritime industry that would create 10 new anchorage sites along the Hudson River is meeting resistance from the so-called “river towns.”

The dual announcements by SolarCity that it will start making solar panels at its South Buffalo factory sooner than expected and that it plans on manufacturing solar roofing at the site adds to the buzz about the biggest piece of the Buffalo Billion.

A 24-inch, high-pressure water main that ruptured Monday night on Syracuse’s South Side shut off the water to nearly two dozen buildings at Syracuse University – including the Carrier Dome.

Albany City Court Judge Thomas Keefe will permanently leave the bench Sept. 30 amid allegations of repeated judicial misconduct — including profanity-laced diatribes at prosecutors, the improper dismissal of cases and unconstitutionally ordering jail for a defendant because she called her lawyer against his wishes.

A developer has proposed demolishing the Birds Nest Motel in the town of Skaneateles and replacing it with a Craftsman-style, hotel-resort with an amenities building and cottages. just ranked Saratoga one of 30 up-and-coming destinations in the U.S.

Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley, NY has built an eight-acre corn maze featuring Mario and Luigi from the Super Marios Bros. video game.