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

The state Legislature is in session.

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in New York City with no public events scheduled.

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence travel to Indianapolis, IN, where the VP is scheduled to deliver a eulogy at the memorial service for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar. The couple will then return to Washington, D.C.

At 8:30 a.m., the Board of NYC Schools holds a public meeting, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 601, Manhattan.

Also at 8:30 a.m., NYC Councilman Daneek Miller announces the results of the Participatory Budgeting vote for winning Council District 27 projects, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Queens.

At 9:30 a.m. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, state Sen. Brian Benjamin and Assemblyman Al Taylor join young adults and children who suffer with food allergies, along with their parents, advocates from Food Allergy Research & Education and the Allergy Advocacy Association to call for legislation to make it easier for allergic people to navigate the world without risking anaphylaxis, LCA Pressroom, Albany.

At 10 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features Juana Summers, national politics reporter for The Associated Press and others, WNYC.

Also at 10 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul unveils a large-scale solar project, Anheuser-Busch, 1299 Kingdom Rd., Baldwinsville.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez will be joined by the family and friends of Jean Paul Guerro, “DJ Jinx Paul,” as they return to court in support of justice for DJ Jinx Paulm, King County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, 320 Jay St., Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Finance meets jointly with the Committee on Public Safety, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10:10 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will appear live on SiriusXM’s The Laura Coates Show with Laura Coates.

At 10:30 a.m., Councilman Miller and community members gather to announce results of Participatory Budgeting vote for winning Council District 27 projects, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Queens.

Also at 10:30 a.m., the state Senate Majority will be holding a press conference on legislation to help prevent tragedies by making New York roads and waterways safer, Room 124, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

At noon, state Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Jon Terry, executive director of the Allergy Advocacy Association, highlight the need for education with respect to epinephrine auto-injectors and to announce the “Epi Near You Emergency Training Program,” LCA Press Room, LOB, Room 130, Albany.

Also at noon, fashion icon Tim Gunn, several New York City Council members, and Fur Free NYC – a coalition of over 50 nonprofit groups – rally in support of Intro 1476, a bill to ban the sale of fur in New York City, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., Hochul celebrates American Craft Beer Week with local elected officials, Flagship Brewing Company, 40 Minthorne St., Staten Island.

At 5:30 p.m., in advance of Bronx Community Board 1’s vote on NYC’s controversial plan to build a jail in Mott Haven, Land Use Committee members will question city representatives at a public hearing, Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 E. 149th St., the Bronx.

At 6 p.m., Hochul announces the opening of Empire Outlets, 55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

At 6:30 p.m., NYC Councilman Andy King attends the 10th year anniversary gala of Equality Charter School, 1 Marina Del Rey, 1 Marina Dr., the Bronx.

Also at 6:30 p.m., Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis holds a fundraiser for her NY-11 congressional run, Dorrian’s Red Hand, 1616 2nd Ave., Manhattan.

At 7:30 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks and accepts an award at the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s 101st annual dinner, The Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St., Brooklyn.


After more than a decade of living at a picturesque manse in the Northern Westchester enclave of New Castle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his longtime girlfriend, Sandra Lee, are planning to sell the house, which Lee owns, with an asking price of $2.3 million.

Lee insisted that she spends a lot of time in Albany at the executive mansion with the governor, and the decision to sell “Lily Pond,” as she has dubbed her Westchester mansion, has nothing to do with a change in the status of their relationship, but more due to the fact that his three daughters are now grown.

In a Facebook post, Lee told the NY Post’s Page Six, which cited anonymous sources and said she and Cuomo are splitting to “knock it off,” adding: “Both Andrew and I confirmed before the breakup story ran but the story was not true…Andrew and I are still very much together after 14 years.”

“She is selling the house and that’s what started the rumor mill,” an anonymous friend of the couple told PEOPLE magazine. “At the moment they both reside at Lily Pond and will continue to so until the home sells.”

The Alabama Senate approved a measure that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy.

A federal judge rejected attorney Michael Avenatti’s request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud.

President Donald Trump touted “beautiful natural gas” and mocked windmill power that “kills all the birds” during a trip to a Louisiana liquefied natural gas facility.

Donald Trump, Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee reportedly have reached a deal for the President’s eldest son to appear before the committee behind closed doors in mid-June.

Four police officers traveling in Trump’s motorcade were involved in a crash in Louisiana. No one was seriously injured.

Mad Magazine is hitting back at Pete Buttigieg after the 2020 Democratic hopeful inadvertently insulted the publication while responding to a diss from Trump.

Lawmakers – including Central NY Rep. John Katko – are seeking to revive efforts to put Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist who led hundreds of people out of slavery, on the $20 bill.

A board member of the National Rifle Association called for the organization to clean “its own house” and part ways with CEO Wayne LaPierre in a statement.

The number of babies born in the U.S. in 2018 fell to the lowest level in 32 years, according to a government report released today.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that, unlike her fellow 2020 Democratic contenders Bernie Sanders, who held a town hall on Fox News last month, and Pete Buttigieg, who will do the same this Sunday, she turned down the network’s invitation because it’s a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”

Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban left open the possibility of running for president, telling CNBC: “We’ll see.”

Trump has repeatedly asserted his administration has granted the island $91 billion in Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria aid, but according to a new report only $12.6 billion in funds have been released — less than 14 percent of that total.

A “vaccine symposium” in Rockland County drew hundreds of Orthodox Jewish attendees, though it was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda.

Despite the rain, an energetic crowd of vaccine skeptics and their children gathered in West Capitol Park in Albany to rally against government mandates and hear from prominent figures in the anti-vaccination movement, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“They’re telling us now that they’re gonna censor Facebook because they want to get rid of misinformation about vaccines,” Kennedy said. “But we’re just talking about science. We’re giving them peer review. You’ll never hear peer review from a vaccine proponent.”

New York City can continue to enforce its measles vaccination mandate, a court has ruled.

Legislation prohibiting firearms that could be undetectable with normal security measures is scheduled for a vote today in the state Senate.

NYC Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted to sexually harassing a female Council staffer for over a year and has given up his chairmanship of the Parks and Recreation Committee.

Legislation prohibiting firearms that could be undetectable with normal security measures was approved by the state Senate.

Advocates see signs the Legislature may act this year on a bill that would enable terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication from their physicians.

Last week broke the record for the fewest number of shootings in New York City in a single week since the NYPD began tracking such stats.

Former NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams staffer, Farah Louis, won a special election yesterday to replace her ex-boss on the City Council representing the 45th district in Brooklyn.

Six sites that played critical roles in the gay rights movement in NYC are under consideration for landmark status.

Proponents of the Medical Aid in Dying Act, also known as physician-assisted suicide, are encouraged by Cuomo’s recent support and calling on the state Legislature to advance the measure which has languished at the committee level for years.

Cuomo has signed legislation allowing judges to reduce prison sentences for victims of domestic abuse who committed crimes while defending themselves against their abusers.

Newly released court documents in the criminal case against Nauman Hussain, the operator of the limousine company involved in a horrific crash in Schoharie last October, show that the state DOT had cited the business for safety violations more than a year before the disaster.

Federal prosecutors want jurors in Keith Raniere’s trial to see the purported financial records of “enemies of NXIVM” such as federal judges, journalists and political consultant Roger Stone.

Videos released by Brooklyn federal prosecutors show the accused sex-cult leader’s “Executive Library” in Halfmoon outfitted with shelves of books, whiteboards and computers — in addition to a bed suspended over a hot tub, according to court documents.

Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan says Major League Baseball’s rain-delay rules are soaking fans’ wallets — so he’s called on MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred to fix it.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moving to fire three professors over a sex and drugs scandal, the school announced.

Daniel Pantaleo squirmed in his seat at his departmental trial, as a top Police Academy official testified that the NYPD cop grabbed Eric Garner with a banned chokehold during his fatal arrest.

Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners. It would be following the lead of New York City, which began allowing free phone calls earlier this month.

Rape reports at New York’s college campuses rose by 13 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to’s review of the annual college campus crime data published by U.S. Department of Education.

Democrat-sponsored legislation aimed at Trump is gaining support in the New York State Assembly, setting the stage for its enactment before lawmakers adjourn for the year in June.

The head of the transit union representing New York City’s subway and bus workers has raised the prospect of a labor strike as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks to combat overtime abuse.

A groundswell of opposition is rising among homeowners in Albany’s Buckingham Lake neighborhood over the specter of a 5G, or fifth generation, cellphone network that is being installed in 22 cities across the U.S. as part of Verizon’s aggressive timetable to construct a nationwide 5G network.

From the factories to the farms of Western New York, America’s trade war with China is already starting to pile up damage, negatively impacting WNY businesses.

Construction of a new lounge for sports wagering is under way at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady.

Lisa Bruno, a Stillwater town councilwoman who was arrested last year on accusations she served alcohol to minors at her Royal Court home, was charged with drunken driving Monday night, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo confirmed.

Buffalo’s elected officials are getting pay raises beginning Jan. 1, with School Board members getting a bigger raise than recommended by the Citizens Salary Review Commission.

Oswego County has declared a state of emergency as Lake Ontario continues to rise and threaten to flood homes and businesses along the shore.

An employee of TCGplayer revived a woman who overdosed in the company’s downtown Syracuse headquarters just three months after learning how to administer Narcan, the overdose reversal drug.

Christofer M. Kitto, the Albany cop who fatally shot a Syracuse man who tried to rob him while he was allegedly with a Utica prostitute, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and resigned.

Hip hop icon Ice Cube will perform at the 2019 NYS Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. on the Chevy Court stage. The concert is free with admission to the fair.

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Ralph Krueger, a 59-year-old who previously coached the Edmonton Oilers and the Swiss National Team, will be named the 19th coach in Sabres franchise history. An announcement is expected as soon as today.