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Morning Brief: March 17th

by Kris Venezia
Lego St. Patrick's Day.

Billy Ward's Brickpile, Flickr

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here are some ways to celebrate the holiday in New York City. [NY Daily News]


Today, cloudy with a high of 28, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 24. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Some mayors are boycotting St. Patrick's Day parades over gay exclusion. [MSNBC]

Crews are focusing on the gas lines in the New York City building explosion. [Reuters]

The NCAA Men's Basketball March Madness bracket has been revealed. [CBS News]


The Brooklyn Nets welcome the Phoenix Suns at 7:30.

On Stage Tonight

• Black 47 (with Lia Fail Pipe Band) @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

• Foster The People @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Today in History
In 1861, the Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed. 



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