New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a winter weather state of emergency, ordering that all non-emergency vehicles are banned from city streets beginning at 11pm and until further notice.
"Recognize this as an emergency," de Blasio said during a press conference. "This is not business as usual."
Mayor de Blasio said over 1,800 snow plows have been deployed and that the city has a total of 2,300 vehicles with snow plowing capacity. Additionally, the mayor said all city parks will close Monday at 6pm and that public schools will be closed Tuesday.
"Best thing to do: stay indoors, stay off the roads, stay off the sidewalks," de Blasio said.
[UPDATE - 1:40pm]
Shortly after his afternoon press conference, Gov. Cuomo released a statement with more information on the state's response to the storm, including some details on the NYC subway service disruptions Monday night.
Subway service will run until about 8pm, but service may be reduced or suspended as the storm worsens as the MTA moves trains underground onto the system's express tracks, according to the statement. "If conditions continue to deteriorate, New York City Transit may preemptively suspend service if it becomes increasingly clear that operating trains becomes unsafe for both customers and employees," the release states. Bus service may also be reduced as ridership declines during the storm.