Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Onondaga County and New York City.

At 8:30 a.m., the MTA Safety Committee meets, MTA Board Room, 2 Broadway, 20th Floor, Manhattan. (The full board meets at 10 a.m.)

At 10 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, 4341 State Street Rd., Skaneateles Falls.

Also at 10 a.m., Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., musician Common and others march to double NYC charter school sector to 200,000 Children by 2020, Prospect Park, Captain Vincent E. Brunton Way and Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and take questions from listeners.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, the Women’s Prison Association and others celebrate the anticipated passage of Int. 899-A to establish clear procedures around admittance and record keeping for the Rikers Island nursery, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., de Blasio will host a press conference to make an announcement regarding NYC’s Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise program, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92, 4th floor, Brooklyn.

At noon, NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams announces his intention to continue his protest during the Pledge of Allegiance that he began two weeks ago, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 12:45 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul will address the Power of the Latino Voice Conference, Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Colonie.

At 1 p.m., NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres and others address the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule that could increase rents for Section 8 households, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council holds a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 1:15 p.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, P.S. 059 Beekman Hill International, 231-249 East 56th St., Manhattan.

At 3:15 p.m., Hochul visits the West Point Military Academy, West Point.

At 3:30 p.m., de Blasio holds public hearings for and Signs Intros. 923-A, 976-A, 981-B, 1005-A, 1019-A, 1020-A, 405-A, 695-A, 795-A, 997-A, 948-A, 961-A and 968-A, Blue Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., de Blasio participates in a town hall, Southern Queens Park Association, 177-01 Baisley Blvd., Queens.


U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara delivered a keynote address yesterday before some of the city’s top politicians, where he was presented with City & State’s “Newsmaker of the Decade” award and praised the media for putting issues in the spotlight – like the Buffalo Billion corruption case he brought last week involving some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s aides.

Former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco, who was one of nine people arrested on corruption charges last week, works for a potential stakeholder in the governor’s latest deal to transform he former Farley Post Office on Manhattan’s West Side to a first-class rail facility.

When a staffer wanted to leave the team before Cuomo wanted him or her to leave, it was Percoco’s task to block, or delay, an exit. He played that role even after he left Cuomo’s payroll last January to join Madison Square Garden Co.

There’s division over how close former lobbyist Todd Howe, who pleaded guilty to corruption charges and is assisting Bharara in his ongoing investigation, is to Cuomo. Those currently close to the governor insist Howe was not influential, others who have been around Albany a long time beg to differ.

City of Rensselaer officials said they rejected a $4,000 per month contract proposal from Howe as they waited for SUNY Polytechnic Institute to push ahead with a $12.5 million high-tech development plan for the city’s riverfront.

Cuomo’s campaign will set aside the donations from two recently arrested Syracuse-area development executives in case the funds are seized as part of the criminal case.

That announcement followed pledges by the state’s two other top elected officials – state AG Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli – to divest themselves of political donations tied to Cuomo’s allegedly graft-riddled “Buffalo Billion” revitalization project.

In the wake of the scandal, JCOPE staffers will be paying “closer attention” to financial disclosures, though officials for the watchdog agency declined to say how it missed crucial information in Bharara’s case against Percoco.

The governor is expected to announce the creation of new jobs at Welch Allyn during a visit to the medical equipment maker in Skaneateles this morning.

The plan calls for Related Companies and Vornado Realty — the same two development companies that tried to turn the old post office into a train hall last time around — to join forces with construction giant Skanska to take another go at it.

NYPD detectives are investigating as a crime scene a Bronx home that exploded yesterday morning, killing a firefighter and injuring more than a dozen others. Chief Michael Fahy was killed when he was struck on the head and elsewhere by part of the building’s roof.

Early this morning, police had a person of interest in the Bronx home explosion case in custody.

New York City has agreed to pay $5.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the 2013 death of a mentally ill inmate, Bradley Ballard, who was found naked and covered in urine and feces after being locked in a cell at Rikers Island for six days.

State Senate candidate and Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ own money and Albany contributions establish him as the financial favorite in the 60th SD race at this point. But questions still surround what, if any, outside dollars may assist his Democratic opponent, Amber Small.

David Wildstein, the mastermind behind the George Washington Bridge lane closings in the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal, testified that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was informed of the lane closings the week they were happening, and recalled how Christie reacted with laughter.

A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show The 411 isn’t winning over social media users.

After refraining from calling Clinton names at the first presidential debate, Donald Trump took the stage at a rally in a Florida
airplane hangar night and declared: “Almost every single poll had us winning the debate against ‘Crooked Hillary Clinton’ big league. Big league. She is as crooked as they come.”

Trump also lashed out in the aftermath of a disappointing first debate with Clinton, scolding the moderator, NBC’s Lester Holt; criticizing a beauty pageant winner for her physique and raising the prospect of an all-out attack on Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities in the final stretch of the campaign.

Speaking at a community college in North Carolina, Clinton ramped up her attacks on Trump’s tax history after the Republican candidate said on the debate stage that his ability to avoid paying any federal income taxes in some years showed he was “smart.”

According to sources inside Clinton’s debate prep, Trump and his surrogates telegraphed his line of attack as they were hitting Clinton for the time off before the debate. So they looked for a way to flip the line on the Republican nominee and urged Clinton to use it. That was not her only pre-planned moment of the event.

Trump should drop out of the next two presidential debates – unless he gets a promise that the moderator will stick to the sidelines, according to his top advisor and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani also called Clinton “too stupid” to be president because she didn’t know about her husband’s affair during his time in the White House with Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton said she’ll show up at the next two scheduled debates regardless of whether he opponents decides to attend.

Trump insisted there was something wrong with his microphone at the debate, but it was good enough to “hear breathing,” not sniffles, which he said he didn’t have.

Concerned about how his focus and objectives dissolved over the course of the first 90-minute debate, Trump’s campaign advisers are thinking of a novel new approach: Practice. Whether the candidate himself is open to that remains a concern.

Nielsen said more than 83 million people watched the first showdown between the two presidential candidates, breaking the previous record – and the final numbers aren’t even in yet.

The Arizona Republic, a generally conservative newspaper that has never in its 126-year history supported a Democrat over a Republican, has endorsed Clinton — because “this year is different.”

Buffalonians got their first glimpse at the man who will reshape the Museum District last night in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, where architect Shohei Shigematsu spoke during a public meeting about Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s $125 million expansion project.

An Italian-American teacher and some Tuscarora Indian students created a movement that led the Niagara Wheatfield School Board last week to do away with the Columbus Day holiday. Instead, the second Monday in October will be observed as Indigenous Peoples Day by the school district.

Amy Spitalnick, who has held several press roles at City Hall since NYC Mayor de Blasio took office in 2014, is leaving to become the press secretary for AG Eric Schneiderman. She starts her new job Oct. 17, replacing Matthew Mittenthal, who recently left Schneiderman’s office to join the Clinton campaign.

Board members at the New York Power Authority were warned they’ll have to tighten their belts now that the agency has been handed the responsibility for running the state Canal Corporation.

A NYC Council bill to increase levels of biodiesel fuel in home heating oil — which supporters say will make the city greener — passed a key hurdle that will allow it to come to a full vote today.

NYC is launching a new effort to get more teens to sign up for the IDNYC card by putting enrollment centers in some schools. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will kick off the campaign this morning by signing up for her own card at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn.

Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman told a judicial panel headed by his successor that he would support a constitutional convention next year to ensure New York guarantees civil legal services for the poor.

Teenagers who are subject to isolation at the Onondaga County Justice Center are given a 200-plus-page packet of education materials to complete as they sit alone in cells for 23 hours a day.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants a summit held in Washington, D.C. on where to put a new Amtrak station in Buffalo – should one be built following the recent collapse of a part of the current’ station’s roof.

A New York City Council oversight hearing tomorrow examining a decision by de Blasio’s administration to lift deed restrictions on a Manhattan nursing home is expected to be contentious, exposing simmering tensions between lawmakers and the mayor’s office.

Former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg defended his focus on profits during nearly four decades as he took the witness stand yesterday in a long-delayed state court trial about alleged civil fraud.

For the first time in memory, the Oneonta and Cooperstown Leagues of Women Voters will not be putting on a debate between local congressional candidates. In this case, Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso in NY-19. Reportedly, he agreed to the event, while she did not.

Mastic Beach officials say a former village employee posed as a police chief and conducted background checks and searches on more than 400 village residents, illegally gaining access to Social Security numbers and criminal records.

St. John’s University has sold its 170-acre waterfront campus in Oakdale to a private, nonprofit international education group for $22.5 million, officials of the Queens-based school announced.

The twice-delayed sentencing of former Town of Oyster Bay Commissioner Frederick Ippolito for tax evasion is scheduled for today in federal court in Central Islip.

A Nassau County grand jury has indicted former North Hempstead Democratic Party leader Gerard Terry on tax fraud counts after his second arrest on such charges in August.

Improving power supply to the South Fork will cost all Long Island ratepayers $3.67 a month each by the time several phases of a PSEG Long Island project to address a looming shortage are completed by 2026, according to documents released by LIPA.

Former Israeli Prime Minister and president Shimon Peres, a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early today. He was 93.