Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events or interviews yet announced.

Though the state Legislature isn’t in session, it’s a big day in Albany.

A hearing on sexual harassment – a problem that has plagued New York politics, and state government in particular – will take place since 1992, thanks largely to the work of a group of women who were personally impacted by the negative, male-dominated culture at the Capitol.

These women, who are members of the Sexual Harassment Working Group, are set to share their experiences with state lawmakers and the public.

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are traveling to Warsaw, Poland, where the VP will deliver remarks to Armed Forces from the Unites States and Poland and participate in a bilateral meeting with the country’s president.

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will participate in armchair discussion with Richard Buery at New York University on the creation and implementation of ThriveNYC. The event is not open to members of the media.

At 7:30 a.m., state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris will be a guest on Squawk Box on CNBC.

At 8 a.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman David Weprin speak at the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast, Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens.

At 10 a.m., the state Legislature will continue the bi-partisan interview process of the Board of Regents, Assembly parlor, 3rd Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., the state Legislature holds a joint hearing on sexual harassment issues in the workplace and look at proposals to combat these events, Hearing Room B, LOB, State Street, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Transportation meets, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Immigration meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host “Love Your Feet,” an event to spotlight the needs of seniors pertaining to podiatric care, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Also at 10:30 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks to kick off the start of elections for the Community and Citywide Education Councils, PS 289, 900 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn.

At 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. hosts a press conference on legislation he is introducing to ban certain forms of single-use plastics, Package Free, 137 Grand St., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m., HUD RA Lynne Patton, advocates, residents will tour Patterson Houses to see apartments in need of repair and maintenance facilities, the Bronx.

At noon, the NYC Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at noon, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steven Choi rally in support of a resolution that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at noon, LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at an annual Susan B. Anthony Lunch, Convention Center, 123 E Main St., Rochester.

At 1 p.m., NYC Council members Brad Lander and Adrienne Adams join fast-food workers for a rally to announce the introduction of Just Cause legislation, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., NYC Council members Ben Kallos, I. Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards, Stephen Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Carlina Rivera, and Alicka Ampry-Samuel and others rally to demand marijuana justice, City Hall Park, Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., the NYC Council meets for a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 4 p.m., the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board meets, 100 Church St., Manhattan.

At 5:30 p.m., the NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee holds a public meeting, Joseph A. O’Hare S.J. Boardroom, 100 Church St., 12th floor, Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host his annual Black History Month event, Grand American Ballroom, 899 Westchester Ave., the Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., Patton attends a “Build the Block” Town Hall along with local elected officials, hosted by NYPD for residents of Patterson Houses. Community Center, 340 Morris Ave., the Bronx.

At 6:30 p.m., Assemblyman William Colton hosts a public advocate candidate forum, 29 Bay St., Brooklyn.

Also at 6:30 p.m., Weprin attends the Consul General of Israel’s Black History Month event honoring state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Jewish National Fund, 42 E. 69th St., Manhattan.


A New York City police detective was killed last night after he was shot by fellow officers in a confused eruption of gunfire as they confronted a robbery suspect inside a cellphone store in Queens.

Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, a 19-year NYPD veteran, was fatally shot by a fellow officer in a ­T-Mobile store in Queens as they responded to the scene of a robbery.

“At this hour, I will tell you that this appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a press conference. “Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead.”

President Trump appeared poised to end two months of scorched-earth confrontation without the money he demanded for a border wall as Republicans pressured him to accept a bipartisan spending deal rather than close the government again Friday, though he says he’s not happy with the agreement brokered by congressional leaders.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he’ll bring Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s signature climate proposal to a vote on the Senate floor — a move designed to put Democrats on the spot.

As it begins to wrap up its investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee reportedly has not found “any direct evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

The Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo was convicted after a three-month drug trial in New York that exposed the inner workings of his sprawling cartel, which over decades shipped tons of drugs into the United States and plagued Mexico with relentless bloodshed and corruption.

The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo went to the White House to talk about the federal tax code with Trump, and got an earful from the president about New York’s high taxes and its new abortion law.

Instead of reopening the federal tax debate, Cuomo should slash state taxes, Trump said at the meeting, according to the White House.

The president “listened to the governor’s concerns,” Trump spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement following the White House meeting. He added that the session “demonstrates the president’s willingness to meet regularly with our nation’s governors.” The statement didn’t promise any action.

Morris Pearl, a former BlackRock executive who is the chairman of Patriotic Millionaires, a group dedicated to pushing for higher taxes on businesses and the ultraric, testified before a joint legislative budget hearing in Albany.

Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is about to lose a coveted committee post over his controversial remarks about gays.

Under growing pressure to sanction Diaz Sr. for his controversial remarks, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is both openly gay and HIV positive, insisted that he’s trying to handle the crisis in a “responsible manner.”

State Senate Democrats are hitting the rails and hosting public transit hearings across the state ahead of the April 1 budget deadline, starting with one next week in NYC.

With its plan to locate new offices along the Queens waterfront, Amazon inserted itself into a fractious political landscape that looked entirely different in 2017, when the company began its search for a second corporate home, from the way it did in November, when executives picked New York as one of two sites.

A Siena College poll found that 56 percent of New Yorkers are perfectly fine with New York using $3 billion in tax incentives to bring 25,000 Amazon jobs to Long Island City.

During a legislative budget hearing in Albany, Empire State Development CEO Howard Zemsky said Tesla Inc. might have to change course if it is to meet its job-creation targets as part of the deal it struck in return for state subsidies.

Two New York City Council members will introduce a package of bills today that aim to make renting apartments more affordable.

After winning a $15-an-hour minimum wage, fast food workers in NYC are now asking the NYC Council to shield them from being fired without a valid reason – a protection, the sort of job security that unions usually bargain for, that would be a first for a city to provide to workers in a specific industry.

A lawsuit claims that an ICE policy in New York that requires immigrants in detention to appear before judges only by video conference violates their right to due process, and attempts to expedite and increase deportations.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting no respect ahead of his Valentine’s Day appearance at Harvard University, with the school misspelling his name on the web page announcing the event.

De Blasio is refusing to rule out a White House run in 2020, leaving even some longtime allies scratching their heads.

Disgraced hedge fund manager Murray Huberfeld, 58, a co-conspirator of convicted labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison in Manhattan federal court for his involvement in a $20 million bribery scheme.

Public defenders and advocates are pushing hard ahead of an expected Albany vote on a proposal to reform the mandate for prosecutors to give evidence to criminal defendants.

NYC’s embattled Housing Authority is moving to fire the man in charge of its oft-broken elevators in the latest management shakeup to hit the agency.

A 22-year-old Bronx man who sued the city, saying that he and other teens were turned into “sex slaves” by staffers at a juvenile detention center run by the Administration for Children’s Services, has won a settlement, according to court records.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned an effort by a hedge fund-owned newspaper company to acquire Gannett Co. could further cripple local newspapers across the country.

Three teachers at a middle school in Long Island were placed on paid administrative leave after an image of two nooses identified as “back to school necklaces” were seen in a classroom, an official confirmed.

The Erie County Board of Elections has asked Albany authorities to investigate “potential campaign finance violations by the committee supporting Democrat Shaqurah Zachery’s unsuccessful campaign for the State Senate in 2018.

On the anniversary of the Flight 3407 crash, families of the victims gathered both to remember their loved ones and celebrate the lives they have saved by pushing for improved aviation safety.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office is investigating whether a Town of Tonawanda police officer engaged in criminal conduct. The probe centers on a motor-vehicle accident allegedly involving Officer Howard Scholl, The Buffalo News learned, but further details were unavailable.

Police in the The City of Mount Vernon are looking for a saboteur who stuffed latex gloves in the gas tanks of more than two dozen city trucks — halting snow plows and garbage trucks during yesterday’s storm.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a food safety alert in 19 states over unpasteurized, or raw, milk from a Pennsylvania farm after a New York resident was infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria, which causes the dangerous illness brucellosis.

Bob Zimmerman, a fundraiser, Democratic National Committee member and public relations guru, is being encouraged by a progression group on Long Island to primary Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi in 2020.

The developer of the proposed Heartland Town Square in Brentwood has filed a $15 million lawsuit, seeking to force Suffolk County to connect the massive 9,000-unit project to the Southwest Sewer District.