New York Gets More Snow; Oscar Nominations Announced; Barack Obama to Deliver State of the Union


• Good morning! Today, compared to the record lows of yesterday, is a balmy 31 degrees. Also, it’s snowing. Again. [Weather]

• The Oscar nominations are out! The King’s Speech leads with 12 nominations, including for best picture. Also up for best picture are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone. [Mashable, Yahoo]

Last month’s blizzard cost the MTA $30 million, what with worker overtime and lost revenue from fewer riders (not to mention trains not running). [NYP]

• Ann Pettway, who kidnapped the infant Carlina White from Harlem Hospital back in 1987, has said she’s “sorry.” She is now in federal custody and faces a minimum of 20 years in prison if convicted. [NY1]

• Laurence Renard, a 35-year-old fashion designer who lived on the Upper East Side, was killed after being hit by a dump truck at First Avenue and 90th Street last night. [DNA Info]

President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight. Expect him to focus on the U.S.’s short and long-term financial challenges. [NYT]

• The Essex Street snowman has a Facebook page. [Bowery Boogie]

• Don’t try to thaw your pipes with a blowtorch. [Salon]

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