Morning Brief: October 24

by Jeff Coltin
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Poery Building

V.H. Hammer, flickr

"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history" - Plato

Do you listen to FUV “just for the lyrics?”  Can you not stand instrumental songs?  Then have we got the event for you! 

The Academy of American Poets is presenting a reading by 15 of its chancellors “including some of the most acclaimed poets of our time, such as Mark Doty, Claudia Rankine, and C.D. Wright.” More info here.

WEATHER
Fall is fully here in all its chilly glory.  Sunny skies all day, high of 54. Clear night low of 40. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW

A year after Superstorm Sandy, not everyone’s happy with Governor Christie’s response [NY Times].

Nearly 174,000 New Yorkers have applied for health insurance under the state’s “Obamacare”-mandated marketplace [LoHud].

After Bill de Blasio’s non-answer on pedestrian plazas in Tuesday’s debate, some are seeing him as inconsistent on urban planning issues [WNYC].

SPORTS

Rangers hit the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers at 7.

Devils host the Vancouver Canucks at 7.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

The Black Crowes @ Terminal 5

“In The Spirit: A Benefit Concert for the Garrison Institute” with Phillip Glass and more @ Town Hall

Frightened Rabbit w/ Augustines @ Webster Hall

WFUV PRESENTS: James Hunter Six @ Boulton Center for the Arts

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1931, the George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic.

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