Friday: Cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon. High 38. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Foggy with rain developing after midnight. Low 37F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
EVENT OF THE DAY: KAIJU Art Exhibition opening reception
RESOBOX, at 41-26 27th Street, in Long Island City, is having an opening reception at 7 p.m. for the KAIJU Art Exhibition. Kaiju” is a Japanese word meaning [monster]. A staple of Japanese sci-fi movies) like Godzilla, Gamera,and the Ultraman series, these monsters are huge and threatening; bigger than skyscrapers and extraordinarily powerful. In this exhibition, artists come to NYC from all over the world with their own “Kaiju”art works, that source of inspiration from the huge shadow of “Kaiju”.
Queens job-seekers spend night in cold for chance at union job
Armed with space heaters, chairs wrapped in plastic and lots of layers, hundreds of job seekers in Queens didn’t let the frigid temperatures stop them from spending the night in the cold for the chance at a coveted union job. Read more: ABC New York
De Blasio calls Bridgegate lane closures ‘immoral’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the apparently politically inspired lane closures on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge “immoral.” Read more: New York Post
Raising minimum wage could mean layoffs, business owners caution
While 13 states, including New York, raised their minimum wage above the federal level Jan. 1, many workers and the White House are pushing for even higher pay. Read more: CBS New York
Assembly Democrats call to end tax breaks for companies that hire teens
Assembly Democrats Thursday called for the repeal of a tax break for companies that hire teen workers. Read more: New York Daily News
Jobs report could show things are looking up
December’s employment report, due out Friday, is expected to show about 200,000 new payroll jobs — a steady rate of growth and an encouraging sign that the labor market and economy may have finally started to turn after years of false starts. Read more: NBC News