Morning Brief: December 24
Those celebrating Christmas Eve tonight would be wise to celebrate with the classic Christmas song “Silent Night”—it’s the song’s 195th birthday, first performed in 1818 at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria. Not into it? Just stick with a Silent Night.
Partly cloudy skies, high of 40 degrees. Stays partly cloudy tonight, low of 24 heading into Christmas morning [Full forecast].
NEED TO KNOW
The White House has extended the deadline to apply for health insurance on Healthcare.gov after a last-minute swarm of sign-ups [NY Times].
Those close to the situation say New York City’s finally settled the lawsuits over 2004 arrests at the GOP convention [NY Times].
De Blasio’s named Alicia Glen as Deputy Mayor of housing and economic development, sure to be a big focus of the mayoralty [WNYC].
No games tonight
Knicks snuck by Orlando 103-98
And Nets fell to Indiana 103-86
Rangers beat Toronto in shootout 2-1
Islanders crushed Detroit 3-0
And Devils fell to Chicago 5-2
ON STAGE TONIGHT
Baby Dee & Little Annie @ Joe’s Pub
Harlem Gospel Choir @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Soulfarm @ Highline Ballroom
On this day in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan was formed.
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