Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press office has not yet released his public schedule for the day.

The state Legislature is still on vacation.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is in the city with no public events scheduled.

At 10 a.m., state Sen. Julia Salazar, NYC Council members Carlina Rivera and Carlos Menchaca and others rally to promote an accurate 2020 census count, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., “The Capitol Pressroom” features E.J. McMahon, founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, and others, WCNY.

Also at 11 a.m., survivors of solitary confinement and other advocates hold a rally outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office demanding he support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivers the keynote address at the Pace University conference on “opportunity zones,” Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce St., Manhattan.

At noon, LG Kathy Hochul marches and speaks at the YWCA Stand Against Racism event, 401 Douglas St., Syracuse.

Also at noon, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Planned Parenthood of New York City will be joined by the Keith Haring Foundation, Project Street Beat community partners, and other elected officials to celebrate the new Mobile Health Center, Broadway between Warren and Murray streets, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Hochul makes an announcement as part of the DEC’s week-long celebration of Earth Day​, Commons Park, 150 S. Main St., Canandaigua.

At 2:45 p.m., Hochul meets with business owners and tours downtown Canandaigua with Mayor Ellen Polimeni, Commons Park, 150 S. Main St., Canandaigua.

At 3:15 p.m., Skidmore College Humanities Action Lab students deliver petition to Cuomo during Earth Week, with the support of members of SHARE, War Room, second floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 4 p.m., NYSUT will hold a press conference to call on the state Education Department to immediately address significant issues with state tests for children in grades 3-8, NYSUT Rochester Regional Office, 30 N. Union St., Rochester.

At 4:30 p.m., Hochul outlines the 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Scandling Campus Center, 300 Pulteney St., Geneva.

At 5:30 p.m., Diaz Jr. co-hosts a Sexual Assault Awareness Seminar with Ted Bunch from “A Call to Men,” Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

At 6 p.m., NYS Vapor Association Inc., in association with the American Vaping Association and Coalition for a Tobacco Free America, holds a press conference to oppose the Albany County proposition to ban all flavored tobacco products, Albany County Courthouse, 6 Lodge St., Albany.

At 6:30 p.m., immigrant advocates and experts with Make the Road New York, Fiscal Policy Institute, and CARECEN will hold a forum at Hofstra University on the importance of restoring access to driver’s licenses for all qualified New York residents, regardless of their immigration status, Monroe Lecture Center.

At 7 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch Scholarship Dinner, Salvatore’s Italian Garden Restaurant, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew.

Also at 7 p.m., a forum to educate the public about the health and environmental risks associated with the proposed incinerator ash dump in Catskill will be held, featuring, among others, former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Catskill Community Center, 344 Main St., Catskill.


Rival Democratic factions clashed last night over whether or not to move forward on the impeachment of Trump, with moderate members urging caution while progressives argued that it was time to press ahead, according to sources familiar with the matter.

In a letter to House Democrats, Pelosi confronted the divide over the findings of the special counsel and urged her caucus to hold off impeaching Trump for now, even as she denounced the “highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior” that she said had dishonored his office.

Impeachment proceedings in the House would give Trump a political boost ahead of the 2020 election and paint him as a “victim” of Democratic overreach, the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said.

Trump announced that Herman Cain, one of his two embattled picks for the Federal Reserve Board, had withdrawn his name from consideration, even as his second candidate – economic adviser Stephen Moore – came under new scrutiny over his attitudes toward women.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders backed voting rights for “terrible people” now in jail, like the Boston Marathon bomber and those convicted of sexual assault, saying “the right to vote is inherent to our democracy.” Mayor Pete Buttigieg disagreed and Sen. Kamala Harris was more tentative.

Freshman Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar came under fire once again for allegedly exaggerating the number of Somalis killed during the 1993 military operation that inspired the film “Black Hawk Down,” according to a report.

A leader of an armed militia that has held hundreds of migrants at the border previously claimed the group was training to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to court documents unsealed yesterday.

Lawyers for the actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and 15 other defendants filed joint paperwork asking the judge to suspend all “substantive motions” in the criminal case until a June 3 status conference.

The great-granddaughter of a former New York City mayor, William Jay Gaynor, was among the six people who died in a small aircraft crash Monday outside Kerrville, Texas, just north of San Antonio.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted she was not “rational” for challenging powerful incumbent Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, according to a trailer released Monday for a Netflix documentary about her unlikely win.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio struggled to justify daily chauffeured trips to his Brooklyn gym while pitching a “Green New Deal” on Earth Day.

De Blasio’s plan to fight climate change includes a bill designed to eliminate new glass-fronted towers from the city skyline.

Cosmetics tycoon Ron Lauder reportedly is prepared to spend at least “seven figures” of his personal fortune on TV commercials and other efforts to block de Blasio’s controversial proposal to eliminate the admissions test for NYC’s top high schools.

The ongoing measles outbreak and burgeoning anti-vaccination movement have led lawmakers to mount a campaign encouraging New Yorkers to vaccinate their children.

Actress Erika Alexander, Rep. Nydia Velazquez and several state lawmakers donned aprons and took a few orders at the Brooklyn hotspot Marlow & Sons to show support for the federal Raise the Wage Act and abolishing below-minimum wages for tipped workers.

Two NYPD officers refused to escort an EMS lieutenant to the scene of an ax murder in the early hours of Saturday morning, leaving a 4-year-old girl alone in a bloody Brooklyn apartment for more than an hour, police sources said on Monday.

The NYC Council has approved a 5-cent charge on paper bags, making it harder to hide from the statewide ban on single-use plastic ones.

To commemorate Earth Day, the governor held ceremonial bill signings for the plastic bag ban, which was passed as part of the new state budget.

On the same day Cuomo signed legislation to ban single-use plastic bags starting in March of 2020, supermarket chain Wegmans announced it would eliminate the use of the bags in its New York stores by the end of this year.

Cuomo, writing in the Washington Post: “Which came first, President Trump or the degradation of our political system: Which is the cause and which is the effect?”

State Sen. James Skoufis announced that the Committee on Investigations, which he chairs, is soliciting tips from the public about wrongdoing at the Capitol. Tips can be e-mailed to

Yet another woman who was allegedly raped as a child by the leader of the accused sex cult NXIVM, Keith Raniere, could take the stand at his upcoming trial, according to new court documents.

A woman who was allegedly raped as a 12- and 13-year-old in the early 1990s by Raniere may testify at his upcoming criminal trial to buttress the Justice Department’s charges that he sexually exploited another underage girl in 2005.

Raniere considered abortions to be a regular part of his sexual routine, his lawyer said.

De Blasio vowed to put an end to the city’s problem-plagued internal wireless network, which crashed earlier this month and has morphed into a nearly $900 million money pit.

A Queens judge rejected allegations of juror misconduct in the Karina Vetrano trial — and the slain jogger’s convicted killer will be sentenced today.

NYC has agreed to pay $1 million to a toxicologist who claimed she was fired by the Medical Examiner’s Office for speaking out against its use of a controversial DNA test.

Prosecutors across NYC are reportedly using secret spreadsheets to identify cops who could have trouble on the witness stand because they’ve been sued, arrested, accused of misconduct or testified suspiciously in the past.

The L train “slowdown” is just days away, but the de Blasio administration has still not released its full plan to speed up bus service and handle a surge of traffic along 14th St. during construction.

A bill that could soon become law in Albany would not only legalize surrogacy in New York but add protections for surrogates, including health insurance provided by the intended parents.

Nassau County lawmakers unanimously voted to opt out if Albany passes a law legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in New York.

New York City is seeking to expand a dockless bike-share program to encompass all of Staten Island, starting this summer.

The New York State School Boards Association announced that, after a forty-year career as a public education advocate, Executive Director Tim Kremer will retire at the end of the year. The organization has retained the search firm Korn Ferry to conduct a national search for his successor.

Just two weeks after recalling millions of Rock ‘n Play sleepers, East Aurora toy maker Fisher-Price is facing class-action lawsuits – filed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo – linking the product to 32 infant deaths.

Democrat Peter Reese is slated to announce his primary challenge to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz today, but Board of Elections officials say he may not even qualify for the ballot.

After surrendering to the Democrats’ overwhelming numbers a decade ago and running hardly any city candidates, it looked like Republicans were suddenly aiming for Common Council, comptroller and city judge. But all but one have since declined their nominations.

Big Apple gasoline prices are headed upward for warmer weather and the vacation season. A gallon of regular is hovering at $3 in the city, after climbing from a 2019 low of about $2.50 in February, said price-tracking service

The Ramapough Lenape Indians accuse Mahwah, N.J., of using zoning rules to violate their religious freedom. They’ve found an unlikely ally in the Trump administration.

A man charged with threatening to kill employees of The Boston Globe last summer will plead guilty to all seven criminal counts against him, his lawyer said.

As “To Kill a Mockingbird” continues to enjoy robust ticket sales on Broadway, theater professionals and observers are raising the possibility that the show could be the rare drama to run for many years, mirroring the blockbuster musicals that traditionally hold perennial sway.