NEW YORK CITY
8 a.m. City Comptroller Bill Thompson speaks at the Crain's business breakfast, held in the Trinion Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel, 1335 Sixth Ave.
9:15 a.m. Members of the Control Arms campaign gather before calling on the U.N.Missions to vote "yes" on the upcoming Arms Trade Treaty. At Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, First Avenue and 47th Street.
11 a.m. The City Parks Department breaks ground on a $15 million renovation of the parade grounds in Van Cortlandt Park. At West 246th Street and Broadway in the Bronx.
11 a.m. Journalists from The New York Times, the A.P., Al Jazeera and the B.B.C. attend a discussion called "Covering the Campaign of a Lifetime" at the N.Y.U. Stern School of Business, Schimmel Auditorium, Tisch Hall, UC-50, 40 West 4th St.
Noon. Tenants, advocates and labor leaders ask the city to review the "major capital improvements" provision that alow landords to make large rent increases after renovations. At the DHCR, 25 Beaver St
12:45 p.m. Michael Bloomberg presents the International Women's Media Foundation 2008 Courage in Journalism Award at the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Ave.
2 p.m. The Municipal Art Society and other preservation groups urge the Landmarks Preservation Commission vote down the South Street Seaport redevelopment plan. It the plaza south of the Municipal Building, One Centre St.
6:30 p.m. Community Board 12 of Manhattan holds a public hearing regarding next year's budget priorities at their office, 711 W 168th Street.
7 p.m. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen keynotes the annual gala of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations at The Plaza Hotel.
7 p.m. Columbia University's Teachers College hosts a debate between education advisers to Barack Obama and John McCain. In the Cowin Conference Center, located at Broadway and West 120th St.
10 a.m. The Long Island Regional Planning Council meets in the Ceremonial Room on the second floor of
10 a.m. Meeting of the Long Island Regional Planning Council; Ceremonial Room, second floor, Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola.