Events for October 19, 2006

At 8:30 a.m., John Faso speaks to at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York and the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association on 85 West St.

At 9 a.m., Eliot Spitzer tours the UFT charter school with UFT president Randi Weingarten.

At 11:15 a.m., Vito Lopez and union officials protest on the City Hall steps over 421-a Exclusionary Zoning.

At 11:30 a.m. in Queens, Eric Gioia discusses a national hotline where kids can report weapons threats at their schools.

At 1 p.m., The City Council’s Health Committee raising legal age to buy tobacco products and prohibiting sale of flavored cigarettes; Hearing Room,

At 1:30, the Port Authority holds their monthly meeting on Park Avenue.

At 3 p.m. the Council’s Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Committee holds a hearing on Ground Zero insurance proceeds.

At 6 p.m. FCC Commissioners discuss diversity in media at Hunter College.

In Brooklyn, there’s a march against police brutality starting on President Street and Nostrand Avenue.

At 6:30 p.m., Hillary Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Mike Bloomberg and NBC News anchor Brian Williams attend the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.

And Comptroller candidate Christopher Callaghan speaks with the editorial boards at the Times Union and Troy Record and then attends the Genesee GOP County Dinner.

— Azi Paybarah