Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public events or interviews yet scheduled.

The state Legislature is not in session. Lawmakers are on winter break.

It’s President’s Day, so expect a light schedule of political events. Here’s a list of what’s open and closed.

Fresh off a visit to New Hampshire, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 candidate, is holding a meet-and-greet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

At 8:30 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivers remarks at the Association of Towns 2019 annual meeting, New York Marriot Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson will host “#BreakThePatent Rally with NYC Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, former state Sen. Tom Duane, PrEP4All Collaboration (#BreakThePatent Campaign) and Advocates” at the New York City AIDS Memorial, Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., municipal leaders will call on the Legislature to reject Governor Cuomo’s proposal that fails to properly and fully fund the vitally important AIM program to communities across the state, Marriot Marquis, 4th Fl., Ziegfeld Room, Times Square, 1535 Broadway, Manhattan.

At noon, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez holds a street renaming ceremony for TV producer and host, entrepreneur, political figure and philanthropist Rafael Corporan de los Santos, southeast corner of 176th Street and Broadway, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” with Errol Louis.


Businesses and government agencies in the United States have been targeted in aggressive attacks by Iranian and Chinese hackers who security experts believe have been energized by President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year and his trade conflicts with China.

A “sophisticated state actor” conducted a cyber attack at Australia’s Parliament House this month that breached the systems of the nation’s major political parties, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, vowed to investigate whether the top officials at the Justice Department and the FBI plotted an “attempted bureaucratic coup” to remove Trump from office, and said he would subpoena the former agency director and the deputy attorney general if necessary.

Graham called for the investigation into FBI former deputy director Andrew McCabe after his assertion during a “60 Minutes” interview that there had at one point been talk of trying to remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment.

In one of his first conversations with Trump after becoming acting FBI director, the president asked McCabe about his “loser” wife, who had lost a state senate race in 2015 and was given money by then Virginia governor and close Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been released from federal prison after serving about 15 months for sending explicit messages to a minor, was transferred to a halfway house in Brooklyn where he will remain under supervision for the rest of his sentence, prison records show.

Weiner will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and spend three years on supervised release under the terms of his sentence.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ camp is reportedly in talks with Brooklyn College about giving a major outdoor speech at the campus, fueling speculation that the rally there would be part of a roll-out for a second presidential run.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited Dartmouth, from which she graduated in 1988, becoming the first 2020 contender to campaign on the New Hampshire campus this cycle.

Republicans are seeking to demonize Democrats well in advance of the 2020 elections by painting them as left-wing crazies who will destroy the American economy, murder newborn babies and turn a blind eye to bigotry against Jews.

White House adviser Stephen Miller defended Trump’s emergency declaration in an interview Sunday and blasted former President George W. Bush of betraying the country by allowing illegal border crossings to increase.

An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.

The DN’s Ken Lovett pens a farewell column: “After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.”

Appearing on “Meet the Press,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to have claimed the collapse of the Amazon deal would free up $3 billion to fix the city’s subways and hire more teachers.

The Democratic mayor said: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”

Writing in the NY Times, de Blasio says: “The lesson here is that corporations can’t ignore rising anger over economic inequality anymore…Amazon’s capricious decision to take its ball and go home, in the face of protest, won’t diminish that anger.”

David Leonhardt: “Yes, Amazon’s departure will modestly hurt the city’s economy. But it’s also a victory against bad economic policy.”

Accountable New York, a new issues advocacy group, is going to try to bring out the Republican vote in the Feb. 26 public advocate election by going after the right’s two top NYC foes — de Blasio and Ocasio Cortez.

An anonymous source tells Crain’s that the governor “will do what he has to get even” with state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, who already had a pretty crummy relationship with Cuomo, for his key role in killing the Amazon deal.

In a hastily assembled call after the Amazon news, the state Senate Democrats preached unity, with affirmations of solidarity and reassurances that the attacks were misguided. But it was clear that fissures — both within the Senate, and between the Senate and the governor — had emerged.

Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky: “Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan is philosophically wrong, wrong on the specifics and politically dangerous. Yet it persists. Part of the reason is that it’s buried in the budget; part is fear of Cuomo. Until Amazon.”

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, the chair of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, refused to talk about whether the non-profit would award scholarships this year after not awarding any scholarships in 2018.

Nonviolent offenders are about to get help clearing their criminal records from an unlikely source — the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The NY Post: “State officials held hearings last week into Con Ed’s ban on new natural-gas customers in much of Westchester, but it’s the state itself that blocked new gas pipelines. What’d anyone expect?”

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Division is investigating after a window was smashed at a Brooklyn synagogue.

“I am deeply disturbed by the apparent attack on the Chabad of Bushwick Synagogue, where a window was smashed during the Sabbath,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This act of hate is shocking and abhorrent, especially at a time of great division in this country. I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist the NYPD in their investigation into this disgusting act.”

A sea of mourners gathered outside the 102nd Precinct station house in Queens yesterday to remember fallen Det. Brian Simonsen, who was killed in a hail of friendly fire while responding to a robbery last week.

The robbery in Queens that led to Simonsen’s death last week was a two-man operation — synchronized, preplanned and the duo’s second in a week, according to the police.

NYPD officials said they are concerned that propaganda abroad showing weaponized drones can inspire terrorists to use drones for lone-wolf attacks in the U.S.

A Rikers Island correction officer killed in a chain-reaction crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway was so popular at work even inmates are mourning his death, his devastated family said.

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summer.

All nine seats on the Buffalo Board of Education are up once every 15 years – and this is one of those years. While the discussion will be about educating kids in a large, urban district, be prepared for an intensely political affair with an assortment of interests clamoring to stake a claim at the table between now and the School Board election in May.

New York State is closer than ever to legalizing recreational marijuana, but that doesn’t mean UB students would be able to spark a joint on campus any time soon.

A vandal with a vendetta against Puff Daddy caused $300,000 worth of damage when he toppled the wax statue imitation of the world-famous entertainer inside Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Manhattan — and virtually beheaded the figure in the process, police said.