Morning Brief: July 31
It's Honey Day in the Big Apple. Take a walk to the High Line this afternoon for an opportunity to meet beekeepers from all five boroughs, and discover how bees manage to collect pollen amid bustling taxicabs and far-reaching skyscrapers. [High Line at West 14th Street; 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; free]
Mostly sunny, with a high of 84. But enjoy the blue skies while they last — clouds are expected to roll in tonight and tomorrow. [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
An appeals court upheld a decision to strike down Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban large, sugary drinks from being sold in New York City. [NY Times]
Amid a wave of sex-related scandals, Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn — the only woman in the race — has used the moment to connect with a certain group of voters. [WSJ]
Metro Card fares are expected to rise by 50 percent in the next decade, according to a new report. [NY Post]
New York City's Board of Elections has been missing an executive director for three years — and it's likely the agency will be leaderless during this fall's election cycle. [NY Daily News]
Poll shows Latino voters may play important role in deciding who becomes New York City's next mayor. [Huffington Post]
Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers; 10:10 p.m.
Mets at Miami Marlins; 7:10 p.m.
1931: WCBS began broadcasting in New York for the first time. (At the time, it was an experimental station called W2XAB.)
2012: Michael Phelps broke the record set in 1964 for the greatest number of medals won at the Olympics.
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