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Morning Brief: June 17th

by Kris Venezia
Williamsburg Bridge.

Jorge Quinteros, Flickr

What you need to know for June 17th!


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 83, and tonight, isolated thunderstorms with a low of 73. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

US forces move into Iraq with security mission. [ABC News]

New York City bodegas try to get healthy options in stock. [New York Times]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signs "I Love LA" on Kimmel's late show. [USA Today]


The New York Mets play the Cardinals in St. Louis at 8:15.

The Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05.

In the World Cup, Belgium faces Algeria at noon, Brazil takes on Mexico at 3 and Russia battles South Korea at 6. 

On Stage Tonight

• Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band @ the Beacon Theatre
• Courtney Barnett with Benjamin Booker @ the Bowery Ballroom
• Polica (with Reputante) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Sam Smith @ the Apollo Theater
• Cody Chesnutt @ the 6th
• Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Robert Randolph And The Family Band @ the State Theatre
• Ian McLagan @ Iridium
• Curtis Stigers @ the Highline Ballroom
• Everclear / Soul Asylum / Eve 6 / Spacehog @ Irving Plaza
• Little Anthony @ Joe’s Pub
• WFUV PRESENTS: The John Butler Trio with Allen Stone @ SummerStage in Central Park
• WFUV PRESENTS: The National with Phosphorescent @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Annual Hudson Square Music And Wine Festival ‘14
Today in History
In 1940, "Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill.


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