The high winds continue. Take precautions.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and has an event in the mid-morning, and Albany.

Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Bogota, Colombia, where he will participate in meetings with the country’s president, as well as with the interim president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Pence will also deliver remarks to the Lima Group and visit with Venezuelan migrant families before returning to D.C.

At 6 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul provides an update on the wind storm, NYS Thruway Authority, 455 Cayuga Rd., Cheektowaga.

At 9 a.m., the day before the NYC public advocate special election, Let NY Vote advocates, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and others will rally against the NYC Board of Elections’ recent lawsuit preventing city interpreters from being inside polling locations, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

This event was cancelled due to a power outage…At 9:30 a.m., Rep. Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and local advocates announce over $13 million in federal funding to over a dozen agencies and municipalities to assist in the mission to end homelessness in Western New York, Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.

Also at 10 a.m., Rep. Adriano Espaillat, state Sen. Joe Serrano and others host a Black History Month event, honoring the founding chapter of the One Hundred Black Men, Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Committee on Environmental Protection meets, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 16th floor, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Women meets jointly with the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Committee on Parks and Recreation, City Hall, Council Chambers, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Justice System meets jointly with the Committee on Public Safety, City Hall, Committee Room, Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., Cuomo holds a bill signing ceremony and gun control rally for the Red Flag Bill, John Jay College, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th St., Manhattan. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hochul will also attend).

At 11 a.m., the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance joined by #FixTheSubway coalition and state legislators rally to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to pass congestion pricing, outside the Broadway Junction station, corner of Truxton Street and Police Officer Irma Lozada Way, Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., the NYC Committee on Health meets, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 16th floor, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Committee on Hospitals holds an oversight hearing on access to specialty care at NYC Health + Hospitals, City Hall, Council Chambers, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Committee on Education meets, City Hall, Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Committee on Governmental Operations meets, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 14th floor, Manhattan.

At 2:30 p.m., FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Jake Lemonda, FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association VP LeRoy McGinnis, NYPD Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch and Jon Stewart will join elected officials and firefighters in a rally for the permanent authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, Capitol Visitors’ Center: SVC-208/209, Washington D.C.

At 3 p.m., NYC Council members Mark Levine and Margaret Chin call for the state to create a pied-à-terre tax in the city, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 4:15 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the opening of Gigi’s Restaurant, Northland Workforce Training Center, 683 Northland Ave., Buffalo.

At 6 p.m., the NYC Charter Revision Commission 2019 holds a public meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., Regent Judith Johnson will be honored by the Westchester County Board of Legislators as part of its Black History and Heritage Celebration, 800 Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Ave., White Plains.

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

At 7:15 p.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at the Citizens Committee for New York City’s 2019 gala, Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., Brewer speaks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Lunar New Year Celebration, Great Hall, enter at East 81st Street and Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.


President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will delay his own deadline hiking tariffs on Chinese goods next month and arrange a summit with Xi Jinping because of headway made during trade talks between the world’s two largest economies.

Calling himself “your favorite president,” Trump excitedly announced on Twitter that he is throwing “one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington D.C. on July 4” and he’s a naming it “A Salute to America.”

South Korean officials indicated that Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, could agree on a joint political statement declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War when they meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, later this week.

California Rep. Adam Schiff, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC News that he and other Democrats have a host of plans to fight for a full disclosure of the Mueller report – including exercising their subpoena power, if necessary.

“Absolutely, we are going to get to the bottom of this,” Schiff said. “We are going to share this information with the public.”

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed to “get to the bottom” of why former FBI director James Comey opened a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016.

With at least 10 diplomatic trips to six continents under his belt, Vice President Mike Pence appears to have mastered the art of stepping out of Trump’s shadow on his own terms, though he avoids taking any perilous steps into the president’s limelight by staying relentlessly on message, whatever the diplomatic cost.

Brooklyn-born Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has announced he will hold his first campaign rally in Brooklyn on March 2.

Defiant Virginia LG Justin Fairfax compared himself to the victim of a lynching as he faces mounting pressure to resign over sexual-assault allegations.

A powerful storm battered the Buffalo area with wind gusts over 70 mph, toppling trees and power lines, forcing roads to close and leaving thousands of utility customers in the dark. The fierce winds were expected to continue into today, with snow adding to the hazardous conditions in places.

A tractor-trailer driver ignored the governor’s Thruway ban and tipped over yesterday afternoon due to high winds.

Cuomo said WNY schools districts that were forced to close today because of the weather and have asked for waivers due to insufficient remaining closed school days will be granted them.

Lake Erie’s ice boom has broken, sending a “tsunami” of ice into the Niagara River.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last night confirmed to the The NY Post that she has relocated to a new Bronx apartment in her neighborhood.

She lives in the same neighborhood she’s lived in for years,” said the congresswoman’s spokesman, Corbin Trent. “She is not living in the exact same condo.” (He would not identify the new address).

A “Fox and Friends” host described Ocasio-Cortez’s newly unveiled plan to pay her staff a “living wage” – no less than $52,000 a year – as “actually socialism and communism on display.”

It is a special election the likes of which New York City has never seen: 17 candidates vying to become the city’s public advocate, in a nonpartisan battle featuring past and present members of the state Legislature and City Council.

With just days left before he faces 16 other candidates in a special election for public advocate, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams was forced to admit getting arrested over a 2009 fight with his then-girlfriend, drawing criticism from at least two of his opponents.

Following a historic hearing on harassment earlier this month, several millennial members of both the Senate and Assembly are gearing up for the next steps: preparing legislation and sweeping reforms to protect workers and empower victims.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered State Police to help find the vandals who scrawled dozens of Swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols and “Hail Hitler” in a Queens schoolyard.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it’s “unacceptable” that kids at a Queens high school openly smoke weed, thanks to a principal who, as The NY Post reported, isn’t enforcing the rules.

De Blasio drew small crowds during his weekend trip to Iowa to test the 2020 waters, and also briefly got stranded at a roadside Super 8 motel with his security detail due to a snowstorm.

Even if he hasn’t declared, de Blasio was acting and was treated like a candidate. This is his fourth trip to Iowa since he took office as mayor in 2014.

A $1 billion arena and entertainment venue on state-owned property near Belmont Park is supported by the governor, but faced opposition from local leaders, and will have to go before the Public Authorities Control Board and could face the same fate as the now-dead Amazon HQ2 project.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded the federal government pony up $1.2 billion in funds right away for public housing that NYC’s long-troubled Housing Authority would be able to tap into.

New York legislators are pushing a new universal health care law to have the cash-strapped state spend more than $500 million to provide virtually free, taxpayer-financed coverage to more than 400,000 adult illegal immigrants.

With Democrats in charge of the state Legislature, there’s broad optimism that New York may finally create a state-level public financing system for electoral campaigns modelled after the program in place in New York City, including mandatory debates for candidates for statewide offices who receive public campaign funds.

The push for congestion pricing in New York has created a coalition of strange bedfellows, and its biggest funders – major real-estate developers and Uber Technologies – are planning a final blitz as state budget negotiations intensify.

Bob McManus is not a fan of congestion pricing.

The budget proposed last month by Cuomo includes language paving the way for combined operations of the state’s regional off-track betting corporations, which is something the Capital District OTB would consider under the right circumstances.

Cuomo recently announced that shrinking income tax revenues required readjustments to his annual budget, but education will not receive any cuts, according to state Division of the Budget spokesman Morris Peters.

In New York, it is especially easy to get on a database of people who have mistreated children and arduous to be removed, amounting to a blacklist for many jobs, lawyers and parents said. Even when allegations are unfounded, names can stay on the registry until the youngest child in the case turns 28, far longer than in most other states.

The lookout who allegedly kept watch as a buddy held up a Queens cellphone store, leading to the friendly-fire death of an NYPD detective, insisted he was never at the scene.

Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers denied for the second time an application to march in the March 3 event from a LGBTQ group.

A drone being used to search for a runaway dog on Long Island was shot out of the sky by an angry neighbor, who ended up being charged in the rash act, police said.

New performance statistics show 76 percent of subway trains ran on time in January, MTA leaders said. That was the subways’ best on-time performance in four years. Subway delays also hit a four-year low, but the agency admits it doesn’t count delays caused by construction and repair work.

The resignation of former Rep. Joe Crowley as chairman of the Queens Democratic organization will bring about the first leadership change in more than a decade, and some officials in the borough hope, a chance for more openness.

James O’Neill, who has been New York’s top cop for more than two years, is presiding over a police department in transition, working to keep crime at a historically low rate and to improve trust between officers and communities.

Four judges are presiding over Bronx courtrooms in a program dedicated to resolving criminal cases that are among the oldest in the state’s court system.

City & State’s “NYC Power 100 list” is out for 2019, and the governor – not the mayor – holds the No. 1 slot.

Just over a week before the Armory international art show was due to open in Manhattan, a NYC inspection has revealed that one of the two West Side piers that house the event is structurally unsound, so organizers decided to relocate the event.

A video posted Friday night to Facebook shows the violent end to a rap concert at the Albany Capital Center.

A Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee official is challenging Democratic Supervisor Joseph Emminger’s bid for a second term.

As the Oscars celebrated the year’s best in film, former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton weighed in on Twitter to give a shout out to a celebrity chef Jose Andres, who accompanied actor Diego Luna to introduce the Academy Award nominee for best picture, the Spanish-language film “Roma.”

Here’s the full list of Oscar winners. More here.

The controversial “Green Book” took home the gold at the Academy Awards, much to the dismay of many in the industry, including Spike Lee who almost stormed out in disgust when the Best Picture was announced.

R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed in Chicago yesterday in lieu of a $100,000 bond payment that would allow him to go free pending his sex abuse trial.

A military draft that applies only to men is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Houston has ruled, saying that excluding women is no longer justified because they can now serve in combat roles just as men do.