The next Speaker of the City Council is ...
The race has come down to Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Dan Garodnick, both of whom are representatives of Manhattan. The City Council votes this afternoon on who will replace Christine Quinn as Speaker. [Metro]
Sunny and a little warmer today, with a high of 22. Mostly cloudy tonight. [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
80 from New York Police and Fire departments are charged in social security fraud. [New York Times]
Bloomberg donates millions to support Democratic senators. [POLITICO]
'Polar vortex' breaks 1896 record in New York City. [NY Post]
Golden State Warriors at Nets; 7:30 p.m.
Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks; 8 p.m.
ON STAGE TONIGHT
Haerts, Betty Who; 8 p.m. at Music Hall of Williamsburg [More information]
2002: President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
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