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Morning Brief: December 31st

Morning Brief: December 31st
It's the end of 2013!

Times Square preps for New Year's Eve in the city. [Huffington Post


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 38, and tonight, clear with a low of 23. [Full Forecast

Need to Know

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse drawn carriages. [NBC New York]

Look at the history behind New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States. [PBS]

Some chain restaurants in New York City are making a hefty profit on the last day of 2013. [NBC Today]


The Brooklyn Nets are in San Antonio at 7.

The New Jersey Devils host Pittsburgh at 1.

The New York Rangers skate in Florida at 5.

The New York Islanders are in Boston at 7.

On Stage Tonight

Billy Joel with Ben Folds Five @ Barclays Center
Phish @ Madison Square Garden
Gov’t Mule with Robby Krieger @ the Beacon Theatre
Delta Spirit (with a DJ set from) Cults (and SACCO) @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Fab Faux @ City Winery
Dark Star Orchestra @ the Paramount
The Punch Brothers with Sarah Jarosz @ the Bowery Ballroom
James Maddock @ Rockwood Music Hall
The Bad Plus @ the Village Vanguard
Antibalas and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (will play numerous shows) @ S.O.B.’s
Gogol Bordello with Man Man @ Terminal Five
Popa Chubby Band @ the Turning Point


Debbie Davies Blues Band (and the Myles Mancuso Band) @ the Towne Crier Cafe
Today in History
In 1909, the Manhattan Bridge opens. 
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