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Morning Brief: February 21st

Morning Brief: February 21st
Craft beer week begins in New York City.

The weekend is here, and so is craft beer week in the Big Apple. [NY Daily News]


Today, it'll be cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, high of 49, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 32. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is hoping the new president of Metro-North makes positive changes. [CBS News]

Governor Chris Christie avoids discussion of the bridge scandal during New Jersey town hall. [New York Times]

An artist shows gentrification in New York City through GIFs. [The Verge]


The New York Knicks play in Orlando at 7.

On Stage Tonight

• Big Head Todd and the Monsters (with Ronnie Baker Brooks and Hazel Miller) with Anders Osborne @ the Capitol Theatre
• Rhye (with Ricky Eat Acid) @ Webster Hall
• Courtney Barnett (with Kins) @ Mercury Lounge
• Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• Rachael Yamagata with Adrien Reju @ City Winery
• Professor Louie and the Crowmatix with Arlen Roth @ the Towne Crier Cafe
• Milton @ the Turning Point
• Michael Bolton @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
• Justin Timberlake @ Madison Square Garden
• Bob Weir and Ratdog @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury (tonight and tomorrow)
• Nellie McKay @ Café Carlyle (tonight and tomorrow)
• Patricia Barber @ the Blue Note (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Marshall Crenshaw (with Loretta Hagen) @ Outpost in the Burbs

Today in History

President Richard Nixon goes to China to improve Sino-American relations.