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Morning Brief: December 30

Morning Brief: December 30 [flickr, Cordeiro Rift]


If you don’t want to buy your own virtual reality goggles, you can still try it out at a Virtual Reality cafe. [read more]




Syria ceasefire begins, but is shaky with early clashes [Reuters]


Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference [The Washington Post]


New York Democrats slam Obama over Israel [New York Post]


N.Y. minimum wage set to spike on New Year’s Eve [New York Daily News]


Metro-North adjusts train schedule for New Year’s, bans alcohol [Darien Daily Voices]




Yesterday’s games


The Islanders lost to the Wild 4-6.


The Rangers beat the Coyotes 6-3.


The Devils beat the Capitals 2-1.


Today’s games


The Knicks play the Pelicans at 8pm.


The Nets play the Wizards at 7pm.




Partly sunny, high near 41. [full forecast]




Kamasi Washington, the Budos Band @ Brooklyn Bowl


Sleigh Bells (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl


Galatic: Late Night NYC @ Playstation Theater


Cymbals Eat Guitars, Haybaby @ Mercury Lounge


Brazilian Girls, Ren @ Rough Trade NYC


The Lone Bellow @ The Bowery Ballroom


David Wax Museum, Auld Lang Syne @ Mercury Lounge


Snarky Puppy @ Irving Plaza


Gov’t Mule @ Beacon Theatre


Phish @ Madison Square Garden




On this day in 1924, Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced the existence of other galactic systems at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.


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