It’s MLK Day, but it’s also brutally cold all over the state.

If you are planning on attending on outdoor event, dress accordingly, and avoid prolonged exposure to the elements if at all possible.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet, urged New Yorkers to remain inside “unless absolutely necessary” over the next several days due to the extreme drop in temperatures.

In case you’re curious, here’s who got what in terms of snowfall.

Cuomo is in Albany today with no public events or interviews scheduled as of yet.

At 8 a.m., Rep. Nita Lowey attends the Thomas H. Slater Community Center’s 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 66 Hale Ave., White Plains.

At 8:30 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will appear live on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York.”

At 9:15 a.m., NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

At 9:45 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the New Hope Baptist Church’s nnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Main Ballroom, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo.

At 10 a.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at the YMCA of Greater New York’s Martin Luther King Day of Advocacy, Vanderbilt Y, 224 E. 47th St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosts an interfaith service honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Trinity Baptist Church, 808 E. 224th St., the Bronx.

At 10:45 a.m., Brewer speaks at the Food Bank for New York City’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Community Kitchen and Pantry, 252 W. 116th St., Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli speaks at the Mohawk Valley Frontier 35th Annual MLK Luncheon, Delta Marriott Hotel, 200 Genesee St., Utica.

At 12:15 p.m., McCray and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., BAM Howard Gilman Opera House – Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

At 1 p.m., Brewer, Diaz, Williams and Assemblyman Charles Lavine speak at the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attending, NAN House of Justice, 106 W. 145th St., Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., An MLK Day event will feature Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ryan Coogler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Common, Cicely Tyson, John David Washington, Jemele Hill and others, Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr., Manhattan.

At 1:15 p.m., de Blasio will deliver remarks at the National Action Network’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration, House of Justice, 106 W. 145 St., Harlem. (Also expected to attend: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, AG Tish James, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and others).

At 4 p.m., Diaz attends a remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 230 Classon Ave., Brooklyn.

4 p.m., Katz attends the Peace Week NYC ninth Annual Town Hall, Betaworks Studios, 29 Little West 12th St., Manhattan.


Trump bashed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats for rejecting his deal to reopen the government even before he announced it, and the meteorologist-in-chief called for some “old fashioned global warming” to offset the freezing temps in a series of tweets.

Trump and Republican leaders in Congress sought to put Democrats on defense, a place they have rarely been during the shutdown stalemate.

In a bid to put pressure on Democrats, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, plans this week to bring up legislation that would immediately reopen the government and incorporate Trump’s proposal to offer temporary protections to some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall.

The shutdown hasn’t done anything to improve the already tense relationship between McConnell and Pelosi.

National Weather Service meteorologists worked day and night this weekend, providing crucial updates as a massive winter storm hit upstate with up to 2 feet of snow. But none of them were paid for their work.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reemphasized the position of leading Democrats that the month-long government shutdown must end before they negotiate with Trump on his border wall.

Schumer reaffirmed his support for the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act, a bill introduced by Sen. Brian Shatz, a Hawaii Democrat, on Jan. 9 that would protect federal workers from being evicted, foreclosed or facing penalties from falling behind on their bills during the current and future government shutdowns.

Long Island Republican Rep. Pete King blasted Democrats for rejecting Trump’s proposal to end the month-long partial government shutdown, saying extreme progressive elements of their party see the deal as “compromising with the devil.”

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was put on the defensive about her earlier hard-line positions on immigration in an interview yesterday, telling voters they would have to “look at my heart” to determine what she stands for.

Gillibrand actually appeared on three Sunday morning talk shows where she cast herself as a viable opponent to Trump and expressed regret for her conservative positions while representing an upstate New York district as a House member.

New York’s junior senator brought up her conservative past herself while campaigning in Iowa, emphasizing her upstate New York roots, bipartisanship and small-town political ancestry.

Gillibrand even talked about her love of RVs and her family vacation last summer to see a Nascar race — and suggested she could make an RV trip in Iowa this year.

“The insatiable appetite of social media and cable news for fresh material makes the hunt for big stories even more perilous.”

Filmmaker Aaron Sorkin had some advice for the “new crop” of young Democrats during an appearance on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show yesterday, but Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t buying it.

A Sunday morning fire forced “Fox News Sunday” to shoot in a new location and take Vice President Pence and pundit Newt Gingrich along for the ride.

NYC Mayor de Blasio shamed a posh Brooklyn private school, Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, for allegedly trying to sweep under the rug a controversial blackface video made by its students.

Bronx DA Darcel Clark said she can’t see de Blasio’s plan to open safe injection sites in the city ever happening — and that if the facilities do open, they’ll be illegal and dangerous.

As she begins her second four-year term as lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul says she will focus heavily on child-care and workforce development issues.

Hochul says she takes Cuomo at his word that he’s not running for president in 2020, but is prepared to take on more work if he changes his mind.

Elizabeth Crothers, who in 2001 accused then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of ignoring her complaint that his counsel raped her, is livid one of Silver’s closest aides and defenders, Judy Rapfogel, is now lobbying in Albany and says she should be “ostracized” by lawmakers.

Ken Lovett: “The 2019 state legislative session is not even a month old and already the Catholic Church is shaping up as one of this year’s biggest losers.”

The Long Island Rail Road, NJ Transit and Amtrak are in negotiations with one another over service reductions at New York Penn Station this summer that would allow for track repairs.

The NYPD’s top cop says his department is ready to be led by a woman, but two former female chiefs say you’d never know it by the way he treated them just last year.

Cuomo announced that buses and tractor-trailers are no longer banned from major New York highways, including the Thruway, after prohibiting them from driving on these roads during the storm.

The big changes in the state Legislature bring uncharted waters – but also ample opportunities – for lobbyists.

State Senate Republicans are settling into life in the minority, though not entirely happily.

As lawmakers and state agencies craft legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, industry experts and market analysts say the move would create a lucrative market that could quickly exceed $1 billion and offer a profitable alternative crop for farmers across the state.

There isn’t much that unites Democrats and Republicans these days, but Cuomo has managed to do just that with his budget proposal to slash a program that provides hundreds of millions of dollars in direct aid to local governments.

State senators are slated to take up some education bills this week, though a measure that would make permanent the state’s property and school tax cap may end up in the middle of a fight over rent regulations toward the end of the legislative session.

Cuomo has proposed banning the public disclosure of “mugshots” and “booking information” compiled by law enforcement agencies when they make arrests.

An MTA plan to make 100 grimy stations and 3,000 subway cars sparkling clean is costing $9.5 million and nearly resulted in a union picket. “This is a complete waste of money,” TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said.

Former Sanitation Salvage workers plan a protest today – Martin Luther King Day – recalling that the day before his assassination in 1968, King delivered a speech in solidarity with striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

Officials of the Long Island town of East Hampton want to outlaw the intentional release of balloons. Any violators of the proposed rule would be subject to a $1,000 fine or up to 15 days in jail.

According to recent data from the US Census Bureau, more people are leaving the state of New York, and the problem is more acute upstate, where 42 out of 50 counties have seen a population decrease since 2010.

Hudson Valley luxury transportation company owners are calling on state lawmakers to better enforce current laws, not ban stretch limos.

The Woodstock Town Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver licenses, a move supported by area law enforcement.

Even as Tom Nardacci opens his latest co-working space, the Bull Moose Club across from the Capitol in Albany, he is looking to expand even more.

Cliff Sims, a former communications staff member and Trump loyalist, has a new book out called “Team of Vipers,” and is one of the few people to attach his name to descriptions of goings-on at the White House that are not always flattering to the president.

In the middle of a shutdown that has lasted weeks and has left government workers missing out on paychecks, the President took some time last night to stump for staunch conservative Curt Schilling to make the baseball Hall of Fame.

Nearly 800 customers of Westsider Rare & Used Books by yesterday put up $50,000 to save the Upper West Side bookshop, less than a week after its owner announced it would close.

Ole & Steen, a Copenhagen-based bakery chain, is opening its first location in NYC amid a handful of recent efforts to reconsider what was once the quintessential morning treat for New Yorkers of a certain age: The danish.

It will be the Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl after New England beat the Chiefs, 37-31, in an overtime game.