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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 9 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

EVENT of the DAY: Vision & Emotion: A Latin American Art Salon

The opening reception for Vision & Emotion: A Latin American Art Salon at the Diego Salazar Art Gallery in Long Island City featuring the work of local emerging and established artists. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Sister’s bone marrow saves sibling, now they raise hope for a cure

Ringlet curls, bright smiles and a love of the stage bond sisters Caroline and Lisette Watters. So do the pinhole-sized scars on Lisette’s back. At age four, Lisette donated a life-saving portion of her bone marrow to her sister, Caroline, who at just two years old, was diagnosed with cancer. Read more: Queens Courier

Parents upset over optional dress code at Little Neck middle school

Parents at a Little Neck middle school are fuming over a bizarre new dress code that penalizes students trying to follow it — as well as the majority of students who opted out of it. Junior High School 67 officials also banned sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets inside of the building, insisting cold students should request that the A/C be turned down, frustrated parents said. Read more: Daily News

NYPD wants videotaped interrogations in all precincts

The New York City Police Department is planning to expand a program for videotaping interrogations to all 76 precincts in the city. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department wants to outfit all interrogation rooms and some specialized units with recording equipment. Read more: NY1

Mayor Michael Bloomberg 10th On Forbes 400 Richest Americans List

Bill Gates is still the wealthiest man in America. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t too far behind. The 30th annual Forbes 400 ranking of the Richest Americans was released Wednesday. 120 New Yorkers in total made the list — 53 from The Big Apple. Read more: CBS New York

Herald Square Macy’s getting $400 million makeover

A $400 million makeover is giving New York’s iconic Macy’s store a sleek, new 21st-century style. And some preservationists aren’t happy about it. They see the overhaul of America’s biggest department store as scrapping classic Beaux Arts and Art Deco touches in favor of the latest trend in retail design – something like an Apple computer store. Read more: ABC New York