Friday: Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High around 40. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low near 30. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: The Best of Tango
Thalia Spanish Theatre presents the most popular tango and milongo classics in music, song and dance. Show starts on Friday, Jan. 31 lasts until March 23 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 4 pm. $30 to $35. 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, www.thaliatheatre.org.
Convicted criminal who escaped from Queens psychiatric facility caught in Tennessee
A convicted killer who escaped from a Queens Village psychiatric facility by swapping clothes with a friend was captured in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday night. Read more: The Queens Courier
De Blasio to weigh in on ‘independent’ cop monitor
The investigator nominated by Mayor de Blasio to keep the city government in check revealed Thursday that Hizzoner will have a big say in appointing what’s meant to be an “independent” NYPD watchdog. Read more: New York Post
Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t attend Super Bowl
New York City is co-hosting the Super Bowl this weekend but its mayor will not attend the nation’s biggest sporting event. Read more: AP
Food safety inspections in NY lagging, staffing below recommended levels: audit
New York’s food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday. Read more: NBC New York
Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen. Read more: CBS New York/AP