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Morning Brief: November 18

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.


Mo. Governor Declares State of Emergency in Expectation of More Ferguson Unrest [Washington Post]

Hong Kong Clears an Area of Pro-Democracy Protestors [NY Times]

Subway motorman saw pushed man ‘flying through the air…’ [NY Daily News]

Pay Phones in New York City Will Become free Wi-Fi Hot Spots [NY Times]

City Eyes Neighborhoods in Queens, Bronx for Affordable Housing [NY Daily News]


Rangers lost big to Tampa Bay, 5-1.

Nets fell to Miami 95-83.


Knicks @ Milwaukee, 8

Islanders host Tampa Bay, 7

Devils @ Winnipeg, 8


It’s gonna be a cold, cold one. Breezy, 33/20 [full forecast].


• TV On The Radio (with Natasha Kmeto) @ the Apollo Theater

• WFUV PRESENTS: Buddy Guy (with Matt Andersen) @ the Space at Westbury

• Milton Nascimento @ Town Hall

• Jonathan Richman @ the Bell House

• Rachael Yamagata (with The Dove And The Wolf) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

• Jessica Lea Mayfield with T. Hardy Morris And The Hardknocks and Marlowe Grey @ Brooklyn Bowl

• Jess Klein (with Jessie Torrisi) @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Joy Askew @ Rockwood Music Hall


On this day in 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.

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