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Morning Brief: December 16

The Warren Report

In an exciting week in Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s stock is rising higher than any other.  The Massachusetts Democrat is leading the charge against some bank-friendly provisions in the recently-passed spending bill, speaking loudly on the issue in opposition to the President. Her strong stances have many Dems saying they’re more Ready for Elizabeth than Hillary.

Morning Brief: November 21

Bridging the (Financial) Gap for the 50 Years

Today marks 50 years to the day that the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened, linking Staten Island to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. But many New Yorkers are using this time to look at the future instead of the past—the MTA’s considering various toll raises, making the cost up to $16 in cash to cross. The proposal has local elected officials so mad they’re skipping the event.

Morning Brief: November 19

Mets Remodel Home in search of Runs

The Mets are going to some serious lengths to create some offense—or maybe, more modest lengths? In any case, right field fence is being moved in anywhere from 3 to 11 feet for next season. And General Manager Sandy Alderson thinks it’ll help the hitters psychologically as they swing for the fences. The Post reports that the new dimensions would mean 17 more Mets home runs last year, based on where balls landed.

Morning Brief: November 18

Hey, Mickey!

By Disney lore, today’s Mickey Mouse’s 86th birthday, having debuted in the cartoon short Steamboat Willie on this day in 1928. Anybody who’s walked through Times Square recently knows Mickey is still alive and well—there is almost always one or more costumed Mickeys looking for tips. Those characters have been all over the news this year as the City Council weighs a bill that would require the characters to carry licenses. If some advocates have their way, Mickey will spend his 86th year speaking out against it on the steps of City Hall.

Morning Brief: November 18

Hey, Mickey!

By Disney lore, today’s Mickey Mouse’s 86th birthday, having debuted in the cartoon short Steamboat Willie on this day in 1928. Anybody who’s walked through Times Square recently knows Mickey is still alive and well—there is almost always one or more costumed Mickeys looking for tips. Those characters have been all over the news this year as the City Council weighs a bill that would require the characters to carry licenses. If some advocates have their way, Mickey will spend his 86th year speaking out against it on the steps of City Hall.

Morning Brief: October 27

Halloweek Begins

Halloween’s on Friday, which means New Yorkers have just a week left to visit the city’s numerous haunted houses. No, I don’t mean the Dakota, but purpose-built haunted houses charging admission to scare your pants off. The most interesting one would be old New York-themed Nightmare New York, but Blood Manor is popular and Blackout caters to the more extreme customers.

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