Wednesday: Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 24. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low near 15. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Peter Schumann: The Shatterer
Opening as part of the first season in the Queens Museum’s newly expanded galleries, Peter Schumann: The Shatterer is the first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet Theater founder and director Peter Schumann. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the Bread and Puppet Theater and features a largely unseen body of work by “one of the most independent, prolific, and complex artists of our time,” according to the museum. Through March 30.
NYC sees 33% spike in murders, fewer guns seized
As his first month as police commissioner under Mayor de Blasio winds down, Bill Bratton is already facing some sobering news — a 33 percent spike in murders across the city. Read more: New York Post
President Obama vows to flex presidential powers in State of the Union address
Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between America’s rich and poor. Read more: AP
Alternate parking rules suspended in NYC
Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended in New York City due to snow overnight. Read more: Fox New York
New NY law requires newborns be checked for congenital heart defects before leaving hospital
A new law requires all New York hospitals to screen newborns for heart defects before they’re allowed to leave. Read more: AP/CBS New York
Super Bowl Boulevard set to open in Midtown
Workers are putting the finishing touches on Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan, which opens to the public on Wednesday. Read more: ABC New York