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Morning Brief: January 29

Morning Brief: January 29
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Good morning, New York City

Everybody knows that you can ice skate at Bryant Park in the winter--but did you know you can get curling lessons too? You'll be sweeping that broom across the ice like a champ in no time. Also, seasonal beers on tap. 

NEED TO KNOW

Fears of War on Israeli-Lebanese Border  [Washington Post

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearings Begin  [New York Times

Sheldon Silver Takes Leave from Law Firm  [New York Times]

Chirlane McCray Uses Family Story to Push for Mental Health Reform  [New York Times]

Long Island Might See Even More Snow  [Newsday]

SPORTS

Last Night

The Knicks beat Oklahoma City 100-92

The Nets lost to Atlanta, 113-102

The Devils beat Toronto, 2-1

Today

The Knicks play Indiana at 7

The Rangers play Montreal at 7

The Islanders take on Boston at 7

WEATHER

Partly Cloudy and 35 degrees  [Full Report

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Judy Collins @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
 
The Thompson Family featuring Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Kami Thompson, Jack Thompson, Zak Hobbs, James Walbourne and Rob Walbourne @ City Winery
 
Billy Idol (with Broncho) @ the Wellmont Theater
 
San Fermin (with White Hinterland) @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
 
Sophie B. Hawkins @ Rockwood Music Hall
 
Bettye LaVette @ Café Carlyle
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 1861, Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.