Morning Brief: December 3

by Jeff Coltin
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Union Square Holiday Market

edenpictures, flickr

Can you handle MORE shopping?

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… they’re all behind us.  But if you still want more shopping, check out the Union Square Holiday Market.  It’s been open for a couple weeks now at 14th St. and Broadway in Manhattan and is chock full of vendors selling everything from hot chocolate to jewelry to dog leashes.

WEATHER
Cloudy morning, but sun in the afternoon.  High of 49. Clear night, low of 35 [Full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

The Metro North train that derailed Sunday morning was going 82 MPH in a 30 MPH zone before the accident killed four and injured dozens [DNA Info].

A France-based Croat group is suing Bob Dylan for hate speech after comments last year roughly equating them to Nazis [NPR via WFUV].

Gov. Christie says he’s done expanding medical marijuana in NJ [Star-Ledger].

SPORTS

Rangers fell to Winnipeg 5-2.

Devils lost to Montreal 3-2.

Tonight, Islanders host Pittsburgh at 7 P.M.

And the Nets host Denver at 7:30 P.M.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Elton John and his band @ Madison Square Garden

John Grant @ Rough Trade NYC

We Are Scientists (with Teen Men) @ Rough Trade NYC

Jagwar Ma (with Fascinator) @ the Bowery Ballroom

David Sanborn @ the Blue Note

Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society @ the Village Vanguard

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1992, a test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.

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