By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Hello, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Friday (!!!), Jan. 28., and February is almost here! Welcome to another weekend edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the top way to consume the latest news from around the five boroughs.
As we head into what is expected to be a snowy weekend, here are the top stories to know before wrapping up the workweek:
New Yorkers all over the state are expecting several inches of snow to hit the area, after winter weather advisories and blizzard warnings were sent out in several counties nearby. The storm is expected to hit the area Friday night and last into Saturday evening.
"A winter storm system moving up the coast has the potential to deliver heavy snow, gusty winds, and create dangerous travel conditions across downstate locations this weekend, especially in Long Island, New York City and the Mid-Hudson Region," Hochul said. "We are monitoring forecasts and making emergency response preparations for whatever this storm system throws our way. As we head into the weekend, I encourage New Yorkers to closely follow their local weather forecasts, stay off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel."
Before the New York Rangers could return to Madison Square Garden on Friday to honor former goalie and captain Henrik Lundqvist, they were bested on the road Thursday as they lost 5-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Rangers gave up four straight goals in the loss after opening the scoring with two straight.
“We didn’t play the way we should have played for 60 minutes, and that cost us two points tonight,” New York coach Gerard Gallant said.
The Rangers hope to right their wrongs on Friday when they host the Minnesota Wild.
Disney’s regional jazz exhibit “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” will come to New York City on Feb. 10. It will be open to the public at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
“Like the film that inspired this exhibit, ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ is a tribute to the human experience,” said Carmen Smith, Senior Vice President, Creative Development – Product/Content & Inclusive Strategies. “It was here in Harlem that Jazz not only evolved as an international sensation, but a vehicle for social change. The genre’s enduring influence is a palpable example of the barriers that can be broken when ambition and artistry meet passion and purpose. We’re proud to partner with the National Jazz Museum to preserve and celebrate that special kind of magic.”