Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Benjamin Britten: The Complete Cello Suites
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Britain’s greatest composer with three suites for solo violoncello performed by Lost Dog cellist Emily Brausa at St. Joseph’s Church in Astoria at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own
Mayor Bloomberg to sign bill banning tobacco sales to anyone under 21
Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to sign landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, making New York the first large city in the country to prohibit sales to young adults. Read more: NBC New York
Stop-and-frisk actions down 80 percent compared with last year
The number of street stops under the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday. Read more: AP/CBS New York
LIRR-Amtrak deal to enhance East River service
Improved maintenance of the East River tunnels used by Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road is in the works following a deal brokered by Sen. Charles Schumer and Amtrak. Read more: Fox New York/AP
Parents opposed to Common Core stage nationwide protest
Parents opposed to the new Common Core standards in schools staged a nationwide protest Monday. Read more: CBS New York
Oxford dictionaries name “selfie” the 2013 Word of the Year
Michelle Obama shared one with her “first dog” Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now “selfie” — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain’s Oxford University Press. Read more: NBC New York