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Morning Brief: December 25

by Kris Venezia
Christmas Tree.

Ron Cogswell, Flickr

It is Christmas! Many people in and around New York City have found ways to bring Christmas trees into their apartments. While getting a tree into an apartment can be a chore, selling Christmas trees can also be a hastle as shown by this article. [Gizmodo]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 53, and tonight, clear with a low of 37. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: December 24

by Kris Venezia

Stephanie Kilgast, Flickr

Christmas is a day away, and NPR has produced a story about New York City from the 1980's. It is a good way to get into the holiday spirit. [NPR]


Today, scattered showers throughout the day, high of 56, and tonight, more rain with a low of 53. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Morning Brief: December 23

by Kris Venezia
Bill Bratton.

Policy Changes, Flickr

Need to Know

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton seek balance after two killings. [NYT]

North Korea loses internet for hours, but nobody will claim responsibility for the attack. [CNN]

Morning Brief: December 22

by Kris Venezia

Daniel Spiess, Flickr

For many people, week 16 in the NFL was either really good news or really bad news. For some fantasy football owners, the season ended with a victory. In many leagues, this means the winner received a money prize. For Jets and Giants fans, fantasy football was a chance to win a championship even with their teams in real life failing to even make the playoffs. There were also unfortunate fantasy football owners who finished last in the league, and this meant some sort of punishment.

American Museum of Natural History Plans Addition

by Associated Press

Thomas Hawk, Flickr

The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.

   The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary.

   Museum President Ellen Futter says the 218,000-square-foot center will fully integrate science, education and immersive exhibitions.

   Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition. Ralph Appelbaum Associates will design the exhibitions.

Morning Brief: November 28

by Kris Venezia

Doug, Flickr

Some people are getting their holiday shopping finished today on Black Friday. However, others are waiting to buy gifts for loved ones on Small Business Saturday. Check out some of the best places to shop on Small Business Saturday in the New York City area. [NY Daily News]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 37, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 27. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: November 27

by Kris Venezia

Vicki DeLoach, Flickr

Hopefully, this Thanksgiving you will be spending time with those close to you eating delicious food. Unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky with the terrible weather that has swept across parts of the United States. The blog Gawker has a guide to how some people are coping with the difficult weather. [Gawker]


Morning Brief: November 25

by Kris Venezia
Ferguson, Missouri.

peoplesworld, Flickr

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson who shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. The decision from the court angered some protests who decided to take action Monday night. [New York Times]


Today, cloudy with a high of 54, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 43 degrees. [Full Forecast]

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