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

At 8:15 a.m., NYC Chirlane McCray will appear live on PIX11’s Morning News with Dan Mannarino and Betty Nguyen.

At 8:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli releases the findings of a new report on the state’s construction industry, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th St., Manhattan.

Also at 8:30 a.m., NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joins Transportation Alternatives and others to rally against illegal parking and to call upon the NYPD to increase its enforcement against those who block sidewalks and bike lanes, southeast corner of 43rd Avenue and Crescent Street, Queens.

At 9:15 a.m., state Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides will hold a news conference to fight for the preservation of the Astoria Houses Senior Center, 4-05 Astoria Blvd., Queens.

At 9:30 a.m., Assembly Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz will take testimony to examine the current status of rental housing across the state and the changes needed to safeguard this critical housing stock, Hearing Room B, LOB, 198 State St., Albany.

At 10 a.m., Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Sen. David Carlucci will hold a press conference calling for Dream’s Law, which requires access to safe and continued discharge care for patients with a Central Venous Line, to be signed by the governor, outside Open Door, 165 Main St., Ossining.

Also at 10 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the Behavioral Health legislative breakfast, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, 158 . 115th St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., The “Westchester Rising Radio Show” features Assemblyman Nader Sayegh, WVOX, 1460 AM.

At 10:45 a.m., Hochul breaks ground on the Taystee Life Sciences Building in West Harlem, 450 W. 126th St., Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King is a guest speaker at the 13th annual Bronx youth empowerment program ‘Youth Speaks’ conference, Evander Childs High School, 800 E. Gun Hill Rd., Bronx.

Also at 11 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Finance meets jointly with the Committee on Criminal Justice, Committee on Hospitals and the Committee Environmental Protection, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosts the annual Bronx Week Centenarian Celebration, Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expwy., the Bronx.

At 12:30 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the NYPA Women in Power leadership summit, IBM Learning Center, 20 Old Post Rd., Armonk.

At 1 p.m., Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, will hold a media availability to respond to police union lawyers’ effort to block the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from prosecuting NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in administrative disciplinary proceedings, 60 Centre St., Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., NYC Councilman Ben Kallos holds a ribbon-cutting on dozens of units of affordable housing, 1768 Second Ave., Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Westchester County hosts a Playland ride and food safety tour, 1 Playland Pkwy., Rye.

Also at 2 p.m., Hochul announces the opening of the Exalt Youth New Headquarters, 17 Battery Pl., Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., Assemblyman Michael Cusick, chair of the Energy Committee; and Manny Cancel, vice president of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Con Edison, to unveil a bill to protect energy consumers from data leaks and cyber attacks, Con Edison Staten Island Offices, 1 Davis Ave., Staten Island.

At 4 p.m., the state Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development holds a public hearing on rent regulation and tenant protection legislation, Danforth Middle School, 309 W. Brighton Ave., Syracuse.

Also at 4 p.m., Hochul participates in a small business discussion with Assemblymember Tremaine Wright, Life Wellness Center, 376 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn.

At 4:30 p.m., Diaz Jr. hosts his annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration, The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy., the Bronx.

At 5 p.m., McCray will appear live on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show with Karen Hunter.

At 6 p.m., the NYC Council Charter Revision Commission meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m. – Diaz Jr. attends the Kings County Democratic Party Gala, El Caribe, 5945 Strickland Ave., Brooklyn.

Also at 7 p.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will play the role of Haemon, among others, in “Antigone in Ferguson,” the re-imagining of the ancient play as part of the Theater of War production, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St., Brooklyn.

Also at 7 p.m., McCray and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will host an Asian-Pacific Heritage event at Gracie Mansion, where the mayor will deliver remarks, 88th Street and East End Avenue, Manhattan.


In a 24-16 vote that split along partisan lines, the House Judiciary Committee held U.S. Attorney General William Barr in contempt for failing to abide by a subpoena to turn over an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress.

This marked the first time that the House has taken official action to punish a government official or witness amid a standoff between the legislative and executive branch. The U.S. Justice Department decried it as an unnecessary and overwrought reaction designed to stoke a fight.

Meanwhile in New York, two bills passed the state Senate that take aim at Trump without specifically naming him. One allows congressional committees to seek the president’s tax returns, the other closes a potential loophole for those he might pardon.

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his previous testimony before Senate investigators in relation to the Russia investigation.

The younger Trump is the first of the president’s children to be subpoenaed in the continuing congressional investigations into Russia’s 2016 election interference, and the move by the Republican-led committee is a sign that some members of the GOP are not aligned with his desire for a swift end to all of the Russia inquiries.

House Democrats, infuriated by the president’s stonewalling, are struggling to mount a more aggressive campaign to compel him to cooperate with their investigations — a push that could include a threat to jail officials, garnish their wages and perhaps even impeach the president.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said revelations about Trump’s big businesses losses mean the nation needs to see all his taxes, tweeting that anyone who gets that deep in debt might do something shady to get out of “that hole.”

As of May 5, there have been more arrests of immigrants crossing the border in FY2019 than any full year since 2009, Border Patrol chief Carla Provost said in a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Trump mocked Hillary Clinton for saying the 2016 election was “stolen” from her, rather than acknowledge her failure to campaign in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin.

During a foreign policy discussion at Dartmouth College, Clinton warned against rushing toward impeachment proceedings for Trump, saying Democrats should continue an independent Congressional investigation, using the Mueller report as a guide.

Walmart said that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors.

Trump falsely claimed he gave Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory, $91 billion in hurricane relief aide after making the same claim on Twitter earlier this week.

A top ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Larry Schwartz, demanded an emergency MTA board meeting – set for tomorrow – to examine the troubled authority’s ballooning overtime costs.

The MTA is planning to use its police force to take attendance and monitor Long Island Rail Road employees’ use of overtime.

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board narrowly backed a proposal that would hike rents for the million-plus New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated housing.

Local hospitals in Rockland County have made it easier to identify some measles patients before they show up in the emergency room in the midst of a historic outbreak that has affected 225 people in the county in the past seven months.

A pair of state lawmakers – state Sen. Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, who chair the gaming committees in their respective chambers – renewed their push to legalize online sports betting in New York, but they still face questions about whether such efforts are prohibited by the state’s constitution.

Through more than four hours of testimony during a legislative hearing on how sports betting might work in New York State, stakeholders – from the NFL to upstate casinos to NHL players – all had their own ideas.

New York is launching the nation’s first-ever tax credit for employers who hire individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

A Citywide Office for Sexual Harassment Prevention in NYC was supposed to be established, via executive order, at the tail end of the Dinkins administration, but it never got off the ground.

A former member of the so-called sex cult NXIVM gave the first detailed description of the day-to-day life of a “slave” within the group, saying that “everything was just lies and deceit and darkness.”

In the three years since the Eric Garner case, and despite $35 million spent by the NYPD to retrain officers not to use the strangleholds that killed him, the banned holds are still employed, and only a tiny fraction of officers accused of chokeholds have been found guilty and have faced discipline.

Andrea Pollidore, 45, the mother who died in a Harlem apartment fire with four of her children and a family friend, loved to cook and often brought meals to the needy, her sister said.

The family was trapped by raging flames ignited by an unattended burning stove as they slept — and tragically unaware of the blaze because a fire alarm may have been disabled, officials said.

Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. interrupted a mandatory NYC Council sensitivity session by loudly vowing never to report sexual harassment, lest he be a “rat,” several lawmakers in attendance told the Daily News.

The NYC Council passed 17 bills meant to protect tenants and prevent landlords from harassing them out of their apartments.

The NYC Health Department closed another religious school in Williamsburg for ignoring city orders meant to stem an ongoing measles outbreak hitting Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

Inmates sent to solitary will be a little less isolated thanks to a bill guaranteeing state prisoners access to the telephone within the first 24 hours of lockup.

Plans for a 50th anniversary edition of Woodstock, the landmark rock festival in upstate New York, are on shaky ground as the festival’s owner and producer, a group called Woodstock 50, and its financial partner, Amplifi Live, engage in a turf battle.

The public will get to weigh in later this month on a controversial proposed ban on single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers that is stirring debate among city of Schenectady leaders.

One of Cuomo’s most trusted aides, Jim Malatras, has been appointed as the president of Empire State College, which is part of the State University of New York system.

The day of reckoning has arrived for the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress and swindled tens of thousands of dollars from New York banks and hotels. Anna Sorokin is scheduled to be sentenced today in state court.

Republican Rep. Tom Reed is using the bully pulpit of his congressional seat to try to pressure the Buffalo Bills to change the team’s new policy of charging some groups hundreds of dollars to tailgate before games at New Era Field.

The Democratic primary challenge of attorney Peter Reese to County Executive Mark Poloncarz remains alive – if just barely. Reese plans to appeal a state Supreme Court decision earlier in the week upholding an Erie County Board of Elections order that ruled him off the ballot.

An expected vote by the Oneida County Board of Legislators on a local law establishing an animal abuse registry was tabled yesterday afternoon after some legislators had lingering questions on the matter.

A long-awaited Utica parks master plan was revealed.

Lawyers representing activist Maurice Crawley in a lawsuit that alleges a Syracuse police officer used excessive force says the city offered Crawley $75,000 to settle the lawsuit.

The University at Albany is creating a special commission to look at the “future of Greek life” and officials say the continued existence of fraternities and sororities is not guaranteed going forward.

Amid uncertainty about the future of women’s professional hockey in North America, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has relinquished control of the Buffalo Beauts and handed the franchise’s operations back to the National Women’s Hockey League.

An East Greenbush police officer avoided jail time and a felony conviction when he accepted a deal to plead guilty in Schodack Town Court to a misdemeanor in return for agreeing to resign and pay a $300 fine.

A massive storm system that dropped a foot of rain in Texas in one day will lose most of its punch by the time it reaches Upstate New York late this week.

R. Kelly’s claim he was too illiterate to read a lawsuit served by one of his sex assault accusers was accepted by an Illinois judge who reversed a recent default judgment and reinstated the case.

The insurance bill for wildfires in California in November alone rose by $614 million during the first three months of 2019, pushing the total above $12 billion.