Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 44. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 37. Winds light and variable.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Wavemakers
The Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look series showcases inventive new cinema. The documentary Wavemakers delves into the history and legacy of the Ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument with a haunting, ethereal sound. Director Caroline Martel will attend and Jean Laurendeau will play the instrument after the screening. Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.
Human remains found in College Point with possible link to Avonte Oquendo
Several body parts were discovered along the shore in College Point Thursday night and cops are investigating their possible connection to missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, according to police. Read more: The Queens Courier
De Blasio’s new health commissioner oversaw anti-smoking, trans fats, calorie efforts
The deputy commissioner who helped orchestrate the most significant public health policies under Mayor Bloomberg has been chosen as Mayor de Blasio’s new head of the Health Department. Read more: NBC New York
De Blasio to announce expansion of paid sick days law
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to announce Friday a significant expansion of a law that requires employers to give workers paid sick days. Read more: CBS New York/AP
UFT boss: Schools officials apologize for treatment during Bloomberg era
Top school officials “have been apologizing” for how they treated the teachers union during the Bloomberg administration, union President Mike Mulgrew told his members in a private meeting. Read more: New York Post
Verizon outage takes NYPD data systems offline for hours
The entire NYPD except 1 Police Plaza lost access to its data systems Thursday due to a Verizon outage. Read more: CBS New York