Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially announced the date and location of this year's State of the State address â€” and all I can say is I hope everyone dresses warm. The event will take place on Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the Empire State Convention Center.
Cuomo has held his State of the State in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the past two years and each time I have felt like I was going to get hypothermia. One year, I even got bronchitis (it may have been my habit of wearing sandals in wintertime). Regardless, if you are attending, expect it to be cold. Acording to some news reports, this isn't an accident: Cuomo apparently likes to keep the heaters turned down low so that people are at full attention. Last year, the temperature outside in Albany was around 30 degrees at its high. If you want to attend the freeze-fest, you can register at www.governor.ny.gov.
Cuomo said in a statement:
The State of the State Address serves as an opportunity to speak directly to the people of the state of New York and lay out our plan as we continue to build on the successes of the past two years. Once again, we are holding the State of the State in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center so that we can be as inclusive as possible, and give New Yorkers from across the state the chance to participate in this day. I look forward to joining the members of the Senate and Assembly, and the public on January 9 as we kick off the new legislative session and continue to make New York the Empire State once again.