Morning Brief: August 9
Ride the Wonder Wheel for free. Hear the ragtime music. Watch the magicians. Stroll through the rich history of Coney Island Saturday afternoon. [More information]
Showers likely today — make sure to pack an umbrella when you head outside; high 83. Slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, but Sunday looks sunny and clear. [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
Despite city officials' warnings, a new study shows there is no significant connection between living alone and the risk of dying from a heat stroke. [WNYC]
State is slow to fire workers who have abused disabled patients. [New York Times]
Deaf customers have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Starbucks. [New York Times]
New poll: Quinn well ahead of Democratic rivals; Thompson steams past de Blasio. [DNA Info]
Remember Sydney Leathers (Anthony Weiner's sexting buddy)? Turns out, she has announced her endorsement for Christine Quinn. [New York Observer]
Detroit Tigers at Yankees; 7:05 p.m.
Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks; 9:40 p.m.
1942: Mahatma Gandhi was arrested by British forces, igniting the Quit India Movement.
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