Seven people are confirmed dead as a result of yesterday's East Harlem explosion, according to reports by various news agencies. Cold news on an unseasonably (and unreasonably) cold day.
The mayor will provide an update on yesterday's East Harlem explosion at 11:45 a.m., after meeting with first responders earlier this morning. Tonight, attend the National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony at the New School at 6 p.m. (free; see the finalists here); then, stick around for the after-party ($75). Or, learn how to cook eggs in zero gravity with Astronaut Charlie Camarda and space nutritionist Sara Zwart at the National Academy of Sciences at 6:30 p.m. ($25).
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Artsy Places to Stay Warm Today
Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood: Film director Darren Aranofsky's pop-up exhibit featuring works inspired by the biblical story (and his upcoming film). Through March 29. 462 West Broadway.
The Last Brucennial: If it's truly the last, that's just sad. This always eccentric, eclectic show first launched just six years ago to coincide with the Whitney Biennial, New York's favorite art show we love to hate. Through April 4. 837 Washington St.
Staying In: Read, in honor of Lotte Fields, who so loved reading side-by-side with her husband that she bequeathed $6 million to the New York Public Library, the NYPL announced yesterday.