Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City.

At 9:10 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will deliver remarks at the official launch of the Bea W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program in NYC, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn.

At 9:30 a.m., the New York Public Library reopens its Rose Main Reading Room, after a two year closure for repairs and restoration, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave and 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th St.), Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., a coalition led by Food and Water Watch and NYPIRG will announce a new statewide campaign to “Stop the Cuomo Tax” and end his costly bailout of nuclear power, LCA Press Room, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launches a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign, 47th Street and Broadway, Manhattan.

At 11:15 a.m., NYIC, NYC Votes and the NYC Department of Education hold a press conference to announce a student voter registration day, City Hall steps, Manhattan. (NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina will attend).

At 11:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the 2014 GOP gubernatorial candidate, calls on Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to resign due to their alleged collusion to cover up the so-called Bridgegate scandal, 768 5th Ave., Manhattan.

At noon, LG Kathy Hochul tours Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh.

Also at noon, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the US Postal Service and Indian leaders celebrate the Diwali Commemorative stamp at ceremony at the Indian Consulate, 3 East 64th St., Manhattan.

Also at noon, NYC Public Advocate Tish James calls on the federal government to provide emergency support for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is facing a massive backlog in naturalization cases, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio and Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion will host a press conference to update New Yorkers on the Zymere Perkins case, Blue Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the 6th Annual MWBE Forum Reception, The Egg, Hart Theater Lounge, Albany.

Also at 5:30 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli holds his annual Hispanic Heritage Reception, Alianza Domincana Cultural Center, 167 W 89th St., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., NYC Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland holds 2016 Hispanic Heritage Awards, honoring Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Councilman Carlos Menchaca, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas, Perna Foundation for Kids Founder Albert Perna, Mujeres en Movimiento Founder Veronica Ramirez, and pro-skater Luis Tolentino, Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

At 6:30 p.m., de Blasio speaks at Brooklyn Chamber’s annual meeting, 2911 West 15th St., Brooklyn.


Tim Kaine came into the vice presidential debate with a clear goal: make Mike Pence own all of Trump’s most controversial moments. But Kaine was unable, with Pence successfully parrying his attacks as the debate dissolved into a string of interruptions and contradictions with each of the candidates peppering the other with rhetoric but neither landing a knockout.

Kaine, the Virginia senator and Democratic VP nominee, was far more aggressive from the start, answering a question about his own qualifications with lengthy praise for Hillary Clinton and a declaration that “the thought of Donald Trump as commander in chief scares us to death.”

While Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the debate, Pence refused to adopt Trump’s embrace of Putin. Rather, he said the U.S. would meet Russian aggression with “strength.”

Kaine and Pence bickered frequently about Trump’s taxes, forcing moderator Elaine Quijano to step in and say: “Gentlemen, the people at home cannot understand either one of you when you speak over each other.”

Pence’s most controversial moment as a national figure — and the biggest stumble of his political career — came after he signed a law in Indiana that critics had warned would allow businesses to discriminate against gay men and lesbians. But neither Kaine nor Quijano brought that up.

The NYT: “Mr. Pence simply ignored the Donald Trump we have seen on the trail for more than a year…and instead dreamed up a more conventional, right-wing Republican, a Republican, that is, very like Mike Pence.”

With more than an hour to go before the vice presidential debate got underway, the GOP was already claiming victory in a post on the party’s website.

A day after Bill Clinton said Obamacare was “the craziest thing in the world,” Hillary Clinton showed support for President Obama’s signature health care initiative, saying, “It’s a heck of a lot better than starting from scratch.”

Eric Trump claims his real-estate mogul turned presidential candidate father has paid “a tremendous amount” of federal income taxes over the past 18 years — even though tax experts suspect otherwise.

The governors of New York and New Jersey planned a cover story to contain political fallout from the massive traffic jams caused by lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, the government’s star witness, David Wildstein, testified.

That cover-up report was never published and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is strongly denying the allegation, saying in a statement: “To be clear, no such conversation between the governors happened, in fact no report of any kind was ever done, and whatever the admitted Bridgegate architect thought or dreamt about New York’s involvement has no basis in fact.”

Keeping up a six-year tradition, Cuomo’s Budget Division has asked state agencies to submit “zero-growth” budget plans for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which starts April 1.

Safety investigators have recovered the second black-box-like device from the NJ Transit train that crashed last week in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 100. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board also recovered the forward-facing video recorder in the lead car of the train.

Federal investigators estimate that the crowded commuter train that slammed into the Hoboken Terminal was traveling two to three times the 10 mph speed limit at the time of the deadly crash, according to a report.

JCOPE, which is investigating NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political nonprofit organization, has served a sweeping subpoena on City Hall seeking communications among the mayor, his aides, the nonprofit, its donors and consulting firms that worked for it, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The de Blasio administration is adding child welfare protections in the wake of the beating death of a 6-year-old boy. The mayor will announce today that Administration for Children’s Services staffers will be given a refresher course on proper assessment protocols.

The head of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services tearfully admitted that her embattled agency “can’t keep every child safe” while discussing the fatal beating of little Zymere Perkins. “Cases should never slip through the cracks,” ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion said.

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an oversight hearing on the city’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect in the wake of Perkins’ death.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said that he has cancer and would take time off to undergo treatments. He did not indicate how long he might be gone, or whether he will seek re-election next year.

Thompson has been absent from his office for about two months, and had received the cancer diagnosis around August, according to colleagues who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Neither his spokesmen nor several of his friends would disclose what type of cancer the DA has.

The Nassau jail’s medical provider will pay a $350,000 fine and can’t bid on New York contracts for three years under a legal settlement with the state’s top law enforcement official that follows a series of inmate deaths.

Two state agencies – the DEC and the PSC – are launching a “comprehensive review” of an oil spill at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan.

A New York City Housing Authority maintenance worker lied when he reported that smoke detectors inside a Bronx apartment were functional before a fire last spring there killed two children, according to a city report that found a broader pattern of safety failures by the authority.

Buffalo School Superintendent Kriner Cash said the school district’s most recent contract offer to teachers has the support of all nine School Board members. It seems he miscounted.

ESDC Chair and CEO Howard Zemsky, now in charge of the much-maligned Buffalo Billion and related projects as a result of a bid-rigging scandal, said he believes the SolarCity project will stay on schedule.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles automated online system was used by more people than ever in September. State officials say the DMV website processed more than 140,600 applications, including more than 78,400 applications from first-time voters.

Forbes Magazine released its 2016 list of the 400 richest people in the world, with several New Yorkers – including former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg – making the cut.

S.S. Seward Institute in Orange County went into lock down for a brief period yesterday after a report that there was a clown at the school. The secondary school (Grades 6-12) is located in Florida Village, in the Town of Warwick.

George Lucas, the creator of the “Star Wars” movie empire, has donated $1.5 million to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.