Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in NYC with no public events or interviews yet announced.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is in Iowa today with no official events scheduled, and will return to the city in the evening.

This afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence participates in a meeting with USAID Administrator Mark Green.

At 9 a.m., City & State hosts the 2019 Digital New York Summit to convene New York’s information leaders from government and industry for a daylong, dynamic program on the innovative ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens and government agencies, National Geographic Encounter, 226 W. 44th St., Manhattan.

Also at 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the opening of the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center, Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo.

At 9:30 a.m., NYC Council members Laurie Combo and Ben Kallos attend Generation Citizen’s Civics Day, The New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th St., Manhattan.

Also at 9:30 a.m., state Sen. James Skoufis holds a joint public hearing with state Sen. Brian Kavanagh on the current investigation into housing conditions and code enforcement, Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 S. William St., Newburgh.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Finance meets, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will be joined by members of the Monroe County Bar Association to re-dedicate a plaque honoring local attorneys who served overseas during World War I, County Office Building, 2nd Fl., 39 West Main St., Rochester.

Also at 10 a.m., state Assemblymembers Ron Kim and Yuh-Line Niou will be endorsing Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA, 135-32 40th Rd., Flushing, Queens.

At 10:30 a.m., state Sens. Todd Kaminsky and Anna Kaplan, alongside Assemblyman Steve Englebright and others, call for the passage of ambitious climate justice legislation, Nassau County Legislature, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola.

At 11 a.m., state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, with the Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, demand state lawmakers authorize the use of bus lane enforcement cameras in New York City, 56-34 Main St., Queens.

At noon, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams addresses the St. Francis College Spring Commencement, Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn.

At 12:30 p.m., state Assemblyman Charles Lavine holds a press conference with state Sen. James Gaughran regarding the recent renovations at the historic Sea Cliff Firehouse, 67 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff.

At 1:30 p.m., state Sen. John Liu, Assembly members David Weprin and Nily Rozic, and others hold a rally to demand passage of the utility responsibility bill, 188th Street and 81st Avenue, Queens.

Also at 1:30 p.m., following the unanimous passage of Assemblyman Dan Quart’s bill to decriminalize gravity knives in New York, criminal justice advocates will hold a press conference in front of Cuomo’s New York City office, 633 3rd Ave., Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen is joined by Nassau County SPCA officials and medical experts in a press conference to discuss the rise in dog bites during the spring and summer months, Newbridge Road Dog Park, 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore.

Also at 2 p.m., Hochul views the transformation of the newly renovated TWA Hotel, JFK Airport, JetBlue Terminal 5, Queens.

Also at 2 p.m., state Sen. Pete Harckham announces a bill that would include spent nuclear fuel, from a nuclear power station that has ceased operations, in the definition of real property and another that relates to the transfer or lease of closed electric generators, Plumbers & Steamfitters HVAC Local 21 Hall, 1024 McKinley St., Peekskill.

At 2:30 p.m., state Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti and state Sen. David Carlucci hold a press conference introducing the new Toll Payer Protection Act, Village of Nyack Memorial Park, 4 Depew Ave., Nyack.

At 4:00 p.m., state Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick will receive an honorary doctorate degree and address graduates at PACE University’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s MPA program hooding ceremony, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th St., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Rep. Adriano Espaillat hosts a district town hall discussion on the 2020 census, Serviam Hall, 2848 Bainbridge Ave., the Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., state Sens. John Liu and Robert Jackson hold a school diversity and specialized high school admissions community forum, P.S. 173M, 306 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner, in partnership with the borough’s Muslim community, The Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

At 7 p.m., Hochul is honored at the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City’s 2019 annual event, M1-5 Lounge, 52 Walker St., Manhattan.

Also at 7 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosts the borough’s annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner, in partnership with the borough’s Muslim community, Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.


President Trump abruptly blew up a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders, declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him and lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up.

…He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.”

Prior to the blow up with Trump, Pelosi, seeking to head off a growing revolt by House Democrats calling for impeachment, convened an all-hands meeting with her caucus to sell her members on her strategy of exhausting all legislative and legal avenues before taking that route.

Shortly after bolting from the meeting with Pelosi and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on infrastructure, Trump was back on Twitter condemning the Democratic leaders.

A federal judge in New York City said Deutsche Bank and Capital One can turn over financial documents related to Trump and his businesses in response to subpoenas from two Democrat-led House committees.

Meanwhile, in Albany, state lawmakers approved a bill that would allow Congress to obtain Trump’s state tax returns.

The TRUST Act headed to the governor’s desk would allow the state tax commissioner to release Trump’s state tax returns to the chair of the federal House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation for any “specified and legitimate legislative purpose.”

Democrats claim New York is doing its part to claw back Trump’s financial records, but Republicans insist it’s a political ploy.

Also this week, lawmakers passed a bill to permit state prosecutors to bring criminal cases against a limited set of individuals who might receive presidential pardons for federal crimes. The legislation was spawned a year ago by Trump’s suggestions of pardons of associates caught up in scandals.

The TU’s Chris Churchill takes state lawmakers to task for focusing on Trump while upstate’s economy withers and its population continues to wane.

Harriet Tubman — former slave, abolitionist, “conductor” on the Underground Railroad — will not become the face of the $20 bill until after Trump leaves office, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Nevada is poised to become the 15th state to approve the National Popular Vote measure, which would eliminate the influence of the electoral college – a movement that is the brainchild of John Koza.

Bronx-Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken aim at cauliflower, claiming that growing the vegetable in community gardens in nonwhite

A top Democratic official canceled a planned fund-raiser for an anti-abortion congressman that had prompted an outcry among progressives, raising the question of whether there is room left in the party for lawmakers who oppose abortion as Republican-controlled states are trying to effectively outlaw the procedure.

A 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and mayor was more than an hour late for a campaign appearance in Queens. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was stuck in traffic.

The National Rifle Association sued its most prominent contractor, even as the gun group declared that it was “now moving forward” from an ugly power struggle that had consumed its leadership at the highest levels.

Embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti betrayed the porn star who made him famous — by scamming nearly $300,000 in advance payments to Stormy Daniels for her memoir, the feds said.

The celebrity chef Mario Batali, who built a formidable restaurant empire before retreating amid accusations of sexual harassment by several women, is now facing a criminal assault charge that he groped and kissed a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.

The New York State Democratic Party voted unanimously to make it easier for registered independent voters to re-enroll as Democrats to vote in next year’s presidential primary — three years after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the state’s onerous election rules.

New York’s compliance with party goals for the 2020 presidential primary process will boost its delegation to the second most powerful at the Democratic National Convention, state Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said.

Ocasio-Cortez, whose district straddles the Bronx and Queens, endorsed long shot candidate and fellow Democratic Socialist Tiffany Cabán in the upcoming Queens District Attorney race.

It was one of the worst police corruption scandals in New York City in recent years: a multilayered criminal operation that included brothels in Brooklyn and a numbers racket run out of beauty salons and a deli in Queens. The former detective who masterminded it all has pleaded guilty.

A New York judge has ruled that the parents of a West Point cadet who died in March can use sperm harvested from his body with “no restriction,” giving them the chance to fulfill what they have described as their son’s lifelong desire to have children and continue the family name.

New York City’s homeless population is ticking down in 2019 for the first time after a decade of nearly uninterrupted growth, dropping to 58,150 this week, officials disclosed.

Tourists and New Yorkers around Ground Zero are getting a fresh look at how NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is handling the homelessness crisis, thanks to a man living in a cardboard shanty near the world Trade Center, and they don’t like what they see.

Spending on homelessness in New York City has more than doubled to $3.2 billion from fiscal year 2014 to 2019, according to a report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review its payroll systems amid outrage over extraordinary overtime bills filed by some employees at the Long Island Rail Road.

Big Apple beverage bigwig Gregory Abbott and his wife admitted to paying $125,000 to doctor their daughter’s college entrance scores as part of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, and now face time behind bars.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took many trips aboard luxury airplanes owned or operated by Adam Katz – a major fundraiser for Cuomo whose company ended up winning a lucrative bid to develop Republic Airport on Long Island.

Over the last decade, indicted Western New York businessmen Robert Morgan, Frank Giacobbe and their businesses Morgan Management and Aurora Capital Advisors have made dozens of political contributions totaling more than $100,000.

Schumer is taking the unusual step of backing proposed state legislation as he urges New York lawmakers to adopt what would the nation’s most ambitious state-based climate change proposal.

Accused sex cult leader Keith Raniere wanted the branding of his female slaves to mimic ritualistic human sacrifice.

Evidence photos show some of the evidence, including more than half a million dollars in cash, that federal task force members retrieved from NXIVM President Nancy Salzman’s residence on Oregon Trail in Halfmoon.

An aggressive package of limousine safety bills is expected to start moving in the state Senate’s committee process next week.

Three members of de Blasio’s security detail made a heroic rescue yesterday morning when they helped stop a woman from jumping off the FDR Drive, sources said.

One of three senior advisers de Blasio hired to run his struggling presidential campaign was fired from Harvard University after colleagues found him “difficult to deal with” and his courses “stunningly devoid of any sort of intellectual content,” according to reports.

The Hampton Jitney, the bus that runs hourly between Manhattan and the North and South forks, is now offering a limited-in-number membership.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investigating a spate of incidents of people pulling the brakes on moving subway cars, endangering riders and causing delays, officials said.

In a case that shows how far some New Yorkers will go to secure affordable housing, and how others prey on them, two co-op board officials and a third woman are accused of taking payoffs so applicants could jump the list.

Even Republican Lynne Dixon’s loudest cheerleaders acknowledge her underdog status as she campaigns for county executive this year. But she says she has raised more than $200,000 since declaring her candidacy in March, and feels the figure lends her the credibility to prove competitive.

NYSEG customers could see a substantial rate hike on electrical service in the Spring of 2020. The company has filed a proposal with the state body that sets electric and gas rates – the PSC – proposing revised rates for its service territories.

Cuomo announced that the STOP-DWI law enforcement period will begin on Friday and run through Memorial Day.

The union representing state correctional officers is demanding action from Cuomo and state legislators in the wake of an incident involving dozens of inmates at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville.

K-9 dogs used by police departments to sniff out illegal drugs – among other things – face an uncertain future if marijuana is legalized for adult recreational use.

New York state agencies have saved more than $29 million in recent years by cutting back on copy paper, according to the governor’s office.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has scored a key victory in his fractious divorce from Judith Nathan — she has agreed to move out of his Upper East Side apartment after digging her heels into the place.

Think you’re safe from ticks in the city? Think again.

A Connecticut man convicted of murder in 1976 expressed both joy and sorrow after a Long Island court cleared his record of heinous crimes he didn’t commit.

The new TWA Hotel at New York’s Kennedy Airport is a throwback to the days of Jet-Age design, but it relies on an innovative use of modern technology to power the property – it has its own power plant.

The proposed Jewish Holocaust Memorial on Troy-Schenectady received much more opposition from residents last night during a second community forum than it did during last week’s forum.

Chad Brown, a record-setting thoroughbred horse trainer at the Saratoga Race Track, has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million in illegally withheld overtime wages, back pay, and penalties, according to an announcement by the U.S. Labor Department.

An Amsterdam resident was busted for driving with a crudely drawn fake vehicle safety inspection sticker, prompting local authorities to mock the creation.

Megyn Kelly seems to be enjoying life after NBC fired her and honored her $69 million contract.

Larry J. Hanley, a transit workers leader who championed union democracy and denounced organized crime’s infiltration of the labor movement, died on May 7 in Columbia, Md. He was 62.