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Morning Brief: August 11

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If it's August, it means that New York City will clear cars from seven miles of Manhattan streets so people can bike, skate, run, walk or dance their way from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge for three Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. [Read More]

NEED TO KNOW

A 'Prohibition' Approach To NYC's Opioid Crisis Only Makes It Worse, Advocates Say [Gothamist]

Trump Is 'Locked and Loaded' in a Nuclear Game of Chicken [The Atlantic]

President Trump Thanks Putin For Ordering Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomats From Russia [NPR]

Webster Hall Closing For Yearlong Renovation [CBS New York]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 4-0

The Mets beat the Phillies 10-0

TODAY

The Yankees host the Red Sox @ 7

The Mets take on the Phillies @ 7

The New York Liberty take on the Atlanta Dream @ 7:30

WEATHER

Partly sunny, with a high near 81 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Gene Ween does Billy Joel @ NYCB Theatre in Westbury

Bill Frisell Solo @ The Stone

RJD2 @ Brooklyn Steel

The Robert Cray Band @ Tarrytown Music Hall

Yestival: Yes, Todd Rundgren, & Carl Palmer’s Elp Legacy @ Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk

They Might Be Giants @ Daryl’s House

Slothrust @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Whitney @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Styx & Reo Speedwagon @ Bethel Woods

Chris Smither @ Towne Crier Cafe

WFUV Presents: The Revivalists @ Stone Pony SummerStage

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1934, Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz.

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