Good Wednesday afternoon in New York City, where Justin Bieber is now a resident. Here's what else is happening:

  • Meet Dana Friedman, a 63-year-old Jewish lawyer who moonlights as a Santa Claus at a remarkable number of events around New York City, many of which he does for free.
  • SUNY Purchase has decided to once again require indoor masking in light of the present tripledemic.
  • The city parks department confirmed that a dead sperm whale washed up on Rockaway Beach Tuesday.
  • Based on the new teaser trailer for "Scream 6," it appears the movie will involve murder on a 2 train.
  • At least two people died in a tornado in Louisiana yesterday, and more severe weather — namely, blizzards — is expected to cause more carnage elsewhere in the U.S. in the coming days.
  • Stephen “tWitch” Boss, best known as the DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," has died at the age of 40.
  • The rise in young adults living rent-free with their parents has coincided with a rise in young people buying luxury clothing and accessories.
  • The redhead and the British "nephew" from "The White Lotus" are rumored to be dating.
  • If you've got a big heart and little beanie, you might be gnomecore.
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  • And finally, sharks all around: