Morning Brief: November 15
A newly designed park on Governors Island was open for preview yesterday. When it opens in May it’ll have two baseball fields, 50 hammocks, and even a spa center. Pictures here from WNYC, but the real story of the day was this scarfed bird mascot.
Warming up even more, partly cloudy, high of 56 [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
Lou Reed fans met at Lincoln Center to pay their respects to the deceased New York rocker [Huffington Post].
Some of NYC’s biggest CEO’s are giving de Blasio a “blueprint” to fixing unemployment [NY Daily News].
The National September 11th Memorial is moving forward with plans to charge admission fees, but some are balking [Capital New York].
Knicks fell to Houston 109-106 and the Islanders lost to L.A. 3-2
Tonight, Nets visit Phoenix at 9, Devils host L.A. at 7,
ON STAGE TONIGHT
WFUV PRESENTS: Michael Franti and Spearhead @ the Capitol Theatre
Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
WFUV PRESENTS: Arlo Guthrie @ Tarrytown Music Hall
WFUV PRESENTS: Leon Redbone @ Boulton Center for the Arts
WFUV PRESENTS: Lauren Fox @ Outpost in the Burbs
WFUV PRESENTS: David Bromberg Quintet @ SOPAC
And look ahead for more great FUV shows this weekend like Ani DiFranco @ Town Hall and Gary Clark Jr. @ Terminal Five.
On this day in 1896, the first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
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