Morning Brief: October 3

by Jeff Coltin
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Banksy piece

thetimchannel, flickr

Banksy crosses the pond.

Secretive street artist Banksy, known for his creative graffiti, is putting up pieces in New York City.  Apparently his first image in Chinatown’s already been painted over, but look out for more public art.

WEATHER
Cooling off a little bit, but still warm. Sunny, high of 79. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
It’s campaign season, and NYC Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s bringing an ad to the airwaves to convince Dems to vote for him [Daily News].

A lawsuit challenging the New York’s ban on Ultimate Fighting is allowed to proceed [LoHud].

Stagehand strikes shuttered last night’s Carnegie Hall Opening Gala [NY Times].

ON STAGE TONIGHTHER
Lorde (Until The Ribbon Breaks) @ Warsaw

John Mayall with John Hammond @ South Orange Performing Arts Center

Buddy Guy @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Herbie Hancock @ the State Theatre

Blitzen Trapper (with Phox and Horse Thief) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

SPORTS
Hockey’s back!

Devils kick off the season in Pittsburgh against the Penguins at 7 p.m.

Rangers open the season in Phoenix against the Coyotes at 10 p.m.

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1995, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

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