Thursday: Sunny. High near 30. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 24. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: The Big Thing at Laughing Devil Comedy Club
On Thursdays, come to the Laughing Devil Comedy Club as the best of the New York area (and beyond) showcase who will be the next Big Thing. The Big Thing comedians are all great pros on the rise who have been vetted by the club. If anyone kills on The Big Thing, they earn the coveted position of Club Regular – and you will see them again soon. The show also features some special guest headliners. Starts at 8 p.m. at 4738 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.
De Blasio swipes at Bloomberg over education
Mayor de Blasio took a string of swipes at his predecessor’s education policies Wednesday while vowing to deliver on his promise for significant change to the schools system. Read more: New York Post
Fake cabby busted twice at JFK Airport
A fake cabby was busted twice at JFK Airport Wednesday after allegedly offering rides to unsuspecting passengers, a source said. Read more: New York Post
Prostitution ring busted near Super Bowl Boulevard
Undercover agents say they busted a major sex ring inside an apartment building at 37th Street and 6th Avenue just blocks from Super Bowl Boulevard. Read more: ABC New York
Faced with criticism, Atlanta mayor slams NYC snow response in tweet
The mayor of Atlanta slammed New York City’s snow removal efforts this week, after a New Yorker mocked the response in Atlanta to a snowstorm that amounted to 3 inches. Read more: CBS New York/AP
NYC female firefighters trying to boost numbers
As a New York City firefighter, Sarinya Srisakul didn’t work with another woman for five years, and when she did, she took pictures because it was so rare. Read more: AP