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Morning Brief: December 6

Morning Brief: December 6
Remembering Mandela

New Yorkers are mourning the death of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela today.  NBC New York has written on some of Madiba’s connections to the Big Apple.  He visited the city not long after he was released from prison and greeted by a ticker tape parade.  He also visited Ground Zero just two months after 9/11. It was a visit that Mayor Bloomberg said, "helped give our city strength and hope, for which we will be forever grateful."

Rain expected all day, but unseasonably warm.  High of 57, low of 36 [Full forecast].


Bill Bratton’s been tapped to lead the NYPD under Mayor de Blasio [NY Times].

The Metro North conductor driving the train that fatally wrecked on Sunday is undergoing an evaluation for sleep apnea [NY Daily News].

Russian diplomats in NYC are being accused of defrauding Medicaid [NY Times].


Knicks crush the Nets 113-83.

Rangers beat Buffalo 3-1

Islanders fell to St. Louis 5-1

Tonight, the Knicks host Orlando at 7:30

And the Devils host Detroit at 7


Andrew Bird (with Brooklyn Rider) @ Rough Trade NYC

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple @ the Bell House

David Sanborn @ the Blue Note

The Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society @ the Village Vanguard

Ingrid Michaelson (with Storyman) @ Webster Hall

San Fermin, the Ace 5 at 5 @ Ace Hotel New York

Savoir Adore (and French Horn Rebellion) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

WFUV PRESENTS: “The 33rd Annual John Lennon Tribute” @ Symphony Space

WFUV PRESENTS: Los Lobos (with Spirit Family Reunion) @ Landmark On Main Street

WFUV PRESENTS: Joseph Arthur @ Outpost in the Burbs

WFUV PRESENTS: Chris Smither @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

Check for more shows over the weekend!

On this day in 1790, the U.S. Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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