Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events or interviews yet announced.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at the Principal for a Day Business Leaders Reception in Manhattan. This event is not open to reporters.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have their weekly lunch at the White House, and later Pence participates in Trump’s ceremonial swearing-in of the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

At 9 a.m., state Sen. Pete Harckham will hold a press conference to highlight the application this week of an innovative treatment for Lake Mohegan, 3098 Oak St., Mohegan Lake.

At 9:30 a.m., state Sen. Brian Benjamin, Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell and NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal join AARP to launch “Operation Stop Scams,” a statewide series of over 20 free and open-to-the-public document shredding events to help New Yorkers fight identity theft and fraud, Goddard Riverside Community Center, West 88th Street and Columbus Avenue), Manhattan.

Also at 9:30 a.m., the NYC Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Mark Treyger, public housing residents and community leaders rally in Coney Island to demand that the New York City Housing Authority re-open a critical community center that has been closed since Superstorm Sandy, 2497 W. 28th St., Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., County Executive Latimer gives The New York Streets and their owners, Corey and Tamara Galloway, a Westchester welcome as they arrive at their new home at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

Also at 10 a.m., state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus and local elected officials announce legislation to provide Brooklyn residents who, in one month, make at least 10 trips across the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge using an E-Z Pass account, the same discount currently provided to Staten Island residents, Cannon Ball Park/John Paul Jones Park.

Also at 10 a.m., community-based organizations, policy advocates and NYC Council members from the Progressive Caucus call for land use and planning reforms in the city’s charter, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will be joined by Sheriff Robert Maciol, CAC Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara and other county and advocacy officials to raise awareness of child abuse as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, 930 York St., Utica.

At 10:30 a.m., SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany Law School, and the Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) announce new collaborative experiential learning program, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany NanoTech Complex, NanoFab South, 255 Fuller Rd., Albany.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert and County Attorney Thomas Humbach provide an update on combatting the measles outbreak, media room, county executive’s office, 11 New Hempstead Rd., New City.

At 11:30 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will hold a press conference tomorrow in front of Hudson Yards to denounce the facility’s wealthy-focused business practices, which includes many cashless businesses and the use of the EB-5 program to claim funds intended for economically distressed areas.

At noon, NY-22 candidate George Phillips kicks off an eight-county tour that will stretch into May, Stanley Theatre, 261 Genesee St., Utica.

At 1 p.m., Westchester County attorney John Nonna provides an update on water-related environmental efforts at the local airport, county attorney’s office, Michaelean Office Building, 148 Martine Ave., 6th Fl., White Plains.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Parks and Recreation meets, 250 Broadway, 14th floor Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Contracts meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., NYSERDA, officials from the American Institute of Architects New York State and David Bruns Realty to announce the grand opening of the first phase of Solara Apartments, a multi-family development being built to net zero construction standards, 291 North Thompson St., Rotterdam.

At 5 p.m., state Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball delivers a review of the 2019-20 state budget, Mohawk Valley Community College Utica Campus, Room AC 116, 1101 Sherman Dr., Utica.

At 5:30 p.m., a rally in support of Julian Assange, against his arrest and the attempt by the United States to extradite him from the U.K., will be held outside the Leo O’Brien Federal Building, Albany. (Organized by the Upper Hudson Green Party).

Also at 6 p.m., Assemblyman Charles Lavine and state Sens. John Brooks, Jim Gaughran, Kevin Thomas and Anna Kaplan hold a public forum on the need for the appointment of a fiscal monitor for Oyster Bay, Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview.

At 6 p.m., the NYGOP gala is held at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St., Manhattan. State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan, Republican Governor’s Association Chairman and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and others will speak.

At 6:30 p.m., Karim Camara, head of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services, delivers a review of the 2019-20 state budget, Community Board 11, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

At 7:30 p.m., de Blasio delivers remarks at an Immigrant Heritage Week Celebration, Gracie Mansion, East 88th Street and East End Avenue, Manhattan.


Notre-Dame cathedral, the symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire that caused its delicate spire to collapse, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests.

The fire caused the cathedral’s roof to collapse, destroyed a spire and spread to one of the building’s two rectangular towers, but officials said the structure of the building remains in tact.

Investigators have begun their probe into what caused the blaze and questioned workers on the building.

The cathedral was undergoing a $12 million renovation, which could be linked to the fire.

The fire at Notre-Dame happened on the day that the country’s troubled president, Emmanuel Macron, was supposed to explain how he intended to address the demands of the “Yellow Vest” movement.

Macron vowed to rebuild the cathedral after it was ravaged in the fire, calling for donations and saying he would draw on the world’s best talents for the task. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo suggested an international donors office.

François-Henri Pinault — chairman and CEO of Kering, the French-based luxury group behind Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned brands — has pledged over $110 million towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Sen. Bernie Sanders released a decade of tax returns, providing new insight into how the Democratic socialist senator from Vermont became a millionaire over his two presidential runs.

Shortly after he disclosed his tax returns, Sanders at a Fox News town hall event rejected the idea that his newfound millionaire status was a testament to capitalism and the “American dream,” saying: “If anybody thinks I should apologize for writing a best-selling book. I’m not going to do it.”

The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened an investigation into ethics complaints against the agency’s newly installed secretary, David Bernhardt.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she intends to lock down the 2020 House election a year in advance, stressing the importance of recruiting candidates who can unseat GOP incumbents in swing districts.

Trump has been dubbed the “Twitter President” by some for his favorite form of communication. But Pelosi said his use of the platform has “cheapened the presidency.”

Pelosi characterized the more progressive wing of House Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, as “like, five people” that do not represent all progressives, including herself – adding that freshmen Democrats “know that we have to hold the center.”

Ocasio-Cortez believes the US should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel — and Jewish Democrats are blasting her for it.

Ocasio-Cortez reportedly has rebuffed overtures to meet with officials from some of Gotham’s largest banks since taking office in January.

The New York freshman congresswoman is not animated by the looming possibility of a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination from former Vice President Joe Biden.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge Trump in the 2020 race.

Trump’s 2020 campaign announced it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of this year, blowing his Democratic challengers out of the water.

A bill that would permanently extend the expiring 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has just surpassed the number of backers it needs to pass in the House of Representatives, according to an announcement by the bill’s three lead sponsors.

With 19 months until the 2020 election, Trump is seeking to rally his base by sounding a familiar theme from his 2016 campaign. And this time, he has a specific target: Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

A spokesperson for Melania Trump responded to Anna Wintour broadly seeming to suggest that she would not be putting the current first lady on the cover of Vogue in a recent interview.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to stand by his embattled technology commissioner as the city’s internal wireless network remained hobbled by a bug that the feds had warned was coming a year ago.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s adjusted gross income last year was just over $211,000, mostly from his $179,000 salary plus investments. He paid more than $51,000 in federal and state taxes, compared to nearly $55,000 in 2017. His 2018 income was taxed at a federal rate of 18.5 percent, compared to 19.6 percent the previous year.

Cuomo, who has spent most of the last two years railing against Trump’s tax cut law, will save $2,627 in federal taxes in 2018 compared to his 2017 tax bill, according to the governor’s income tax return.

NYC shuttered a Williamsburg, Brooklyn child care center located within the measles outbreak zone for failing to turn over medical and attendance records.

The preschool at United Talmudical Academy, which serves 250 students between the ages of 3 and 5 in the Williamsburg area, is the first program to be closed by the city, as it escalates efforts to stem the country’s largest measles outbreak in decades.

Health officials slammed 23 other yeshivas and day care centers with citations for violating the order to keep kids without shots way from other students as 44 new measles cases were identified by the DOH.

The de Blasio administration inflated the value of the 21 buildings it bought off two notorious, politically-wired slumlords for $173 million by assuming they will generate far more rent than they’ll actually receive, documents released late yesterday show.

The mayor said Trump’s plan to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York is illegal and vowed to fight it in court.

The City of Rochester says that if a proposal to send immigrants seeking asylum to sanctuary cities goes through, it will welcome any and all who arrive.

Bill Hammond: “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has apparently doubled the price tag of her Medicare buy-in proposal, from 4 percent of income to 8 percent – but the math still does not add up.”

For months, in two of NYC’s most politically progressive neighborhoods, parents debated what to do about their deeply segregated schools. After adopting a series of initiatives last year following spirited and emotionally charged discussions, these neighborhoods are starting to see swift changes in enrollment.

Ray Domanico, of the Manhattan Institute, writes: “Kudos to (Cuomo), who on Sunday called on the state Legislature to lift the harmful and arbitrary cap on the number of charter schools in New York City. His doing so no doubt raised the ire of the teachers unions, the most powerful component of his party’s base, which makes his decision all the more courageous.”

Albany’s arbitrary cap blocking the opening of new charter schools in New York City has left 52,700 mostly black and Hispanic students from the neediest neighborhoods languishing on waiting lists, records show.

With Democrats controlling both houses of the state Legislature for the first time in years, hopes are high among tenants activists for strengthened rent regulations. But differing visions and a still-strong real estate lobby add to uncertainty over the fate of the highly charged issue.

A single word tweak buried in the new state budget could mean a policing sea change throughout New York. Soon, police “shall” — rather than “may” — issue court appearance tickets for most misdemeanors and some low-level felonies instead of bringing people to Central Booking.

New state requirements for handling excess food could reduce the state’s carbon footprint and help address hunger in New York.

State Senate Democrats are stepping up to provide additional tuition assistance for children of deceased or injured veterans after a similar measure stalled in the Assembly.

NYC will vaccinate raccoons for rabies in several northern Manhattan parks after four of the crazed critters were discovered in the area earlier this year, Health Department officials said.

The NYPD is boosting its effort to crack down on subway turnstile jumpers, new data show.

NYC paid out $1 billion in tort and legal settlements during fiscal year 2018 – a nearly 8 precent decline from the previous year. The decrease was driven by a drop in tort-claim settlements and payout amounts, including those involving the NYPD.

Joe Percoco, a former Cuomo aide, was ordered to forfeit the $320,000 he received in bribes in a scheme to rig bids for hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

Activities of Greek-letter fraternities and sororities will be suspended at the University at Buffalo at least until the start of the fall semester as the university conducts an internal review following a suspected case of hazing, UB announced.

Democrat Tedra Cobb is hoping the second time is the charm in her congressional bid to unseat NY-21 GOP incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik.

Walmart Inc. expects to spend an estimated $64 million this year in New York through the remodeling of 13 stores.

Lawyers for the state’s Catholic schools, Jewish Yeshivas and independent schools have all mounted legal challenges to the state Education Department’s latest plan for academic oversight.

Huntington Town has spent more than $3.4 million defending itself against tax challenges by LIPA, the town’s supervisor said in a letter to residents that adds further grist to the dueling claims about the financial impact of the case.

A Central Islip federal judge ordered the owners of a Superfund site in Port Jefferson Station to pay $48.1 million to remove hazardous chemicals and shrink a toxic plume caused by the shuttered airplane parts factory.

Jeremy Kappell, a former Rochester TV meteorologist who was fired earlier this year after he appeared to have said a racial slur on the air, has filed a lawsuit against the station.

Service changes for the real L train “shutdown” won’t kick in until later this month, but weeknight riders should prepare for major outages over the next two weeks.

A 65-year-old city man, who has in the past volunteered with Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s political campaign, faces criminal charges for allegedly engaging in oral sex with an underage girl, according to city officials and court papers.

The Rensselaer County district attorney’s office will not investigate whether a State Police investigator lied while testifying in January during a sex crimes trial.

Instead of unloading the containers at the overloaded New York City port and putting them on trucks there, there’s an idea to unload the containers onto a train that would take them to Buffalo, where they would be put on trucks in a new depot at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park and sent off to their destinations.

Subway riders have encountered more service snags caused by work trains since extensive overnight repairs began in July 2017, as part of New York City Transit’s nearly $840 million Subway Action Plan.

Webster Hall concertgoers will be in an “Empire State of Mind” when they return to the East Village venue this month. The concert hall will officially reopen April 26 with a performance by Jay-Z, new owners Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment announced.

With the announcement of the Tony Award nominations a couple of weeks away, some Broadway shows that have had less-than-stellar sales could get a box-office boost, theater professionals say.