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Afternoon Brief: December 23

Afternoon Brief: December 23
(Almost) Last Call for Holiday Shopping!

Today’s the last day to responsibly shop for Christmas gifts.  If you really want to get in the Christmas spirit, hit up the Union Square or Grand Central holiday fairs.  Tomorrow is their last day open.

Quite warm today, high of 61 with rain likely all day.  Mostly cloudy, low of 35 tonight [Full forecast].


Some questions about New York’s teacher evaluation program [NY Times].

New York’s health care exchange is doing well, especially on Long Island [Newsday].

Donald Trump may be doing some early campaigning for the governor’s race with comments on the Tappan Zee Bridge [NY Post].


Giants beat Detroit 23-20 in overtime.

Jets beat Cleveland 24-13.

Knicks play in Orlando tonight at 7

And the Nets host Indiana at 7:30

Rangers host Toronto at 7

Islanders play in Detroit at 7:30

And Devils play in Chicago at 8


No shows of note from our music mix, but here are two shows to get you in the holiday spirit tonight

The Oratorio Society of New York performs Handel’s “Messiah” @ Carnegie Hall

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs “The Lost Christmas Eve” @ the Prudential Center

On this day in 1970, the North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at 1,368 feet, making it the tallest building in the world.

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