Morning Brief: December 5

by Jeff Coltin
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Knish!

Jeffrey Beall, flickr

Hanukkah comes to an end with scarcely a square knish.

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights ends tonight at sundown.  While it was a noteworthy Hanukkah for the fact that it started on Thanksgiving (the last time that’ll happen in thousands of years), it was marked for many by an absence of the favored fried square knishes.  While some hoped the knish shortage would end soon, it seems that it’ll be lasting a while.  Until then, the Chosen looking for a potato-ey treat will have to settle for other varieties like the one seen above.

WEATHER
Light rain in the morning with a warm high of 57 degrees. Rain continues into the night, low of 38. [Full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

In a plot straight out of movie, a lost radioactive material-laden truck has been found in Mexico. [NY Times]

Some 911 calls of last year’s Sandy Hook tragedy have been released. [Wall Street Journal]

Developers of the shopping complex at Willet’s Point are hoping for a big tax break from the city. [NY Daily News]

SPORTS.

The Devils lost 4-3 to Montreal in a shoot out.

Tonight, the Knicks cross the East River to play the Nets in Brooklyn at 7:00.

the Rangers play woeful New York rival the Sabres in Buffalo at 7:00.

And the Islanders play in St. Louis at 8:00.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Chris Smither @ the Turning Point

Joan Osborne (featuring Keith Cotton) (with the Pfeiffer Twins) @the Stanhope House

Cherish the Ladies @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Erin McKeown @ Littlefield (Performance and Art Space)

David Sanborn @ the Blue Note

The Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society @ the Village Vanguard

The Vernon Reid Trio @ Iridium

WFUV PRESENTS: Los Lobos with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers @ Tarrytown Music Hall

WFUV PRESENTS: Donna the Buffalo @ the (YMCA) Boulton Center (for the Performing Arts)

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1933, the 21st amendment is passed, overturning prohibition in the United States.

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