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Morning Brief: August 4

by Jeff Coltin
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Fresh Kills Park

Kristine Paulus, flickr

On the Waterfront

Is New York’s future on the water?  AM New York’s published a list of five projects that would change New York City, and some of the most exciting ones are on the city’s miles of waterfront [Like Fresh Kills Park, above].  Much of the Hudson coastline has been revitalized by development, is the East River next?

 

WEATHER

A bit warm—partly cloudy, high of 84.  Isolated thunderstorms in the evening, low of 71 [full forecast].

 

NEED TO KNOW

Huge Quake kills hundreds in China [LA Times].

Toxic Algae makes Toledo’s water undrinkable [Environment News Service].

A sleepover at Manhattan’s Museum of Natural History: No Kids Allowed [NY Times].

 

SPORTS

The Mets got crushed by San Francisco in Queens yesterday, 9-0.  They host the Giants today at Noon.

And the Yankees took on the Red Sox in Boston, beating their rivals 8-7.  They host the Tigers tonight at 7.

And the Giants won their first preseason game, beating the Bills 17-13.

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

-WFUV Presents: Old Crow Medicine Show, Langhorne Slim, and Spirit Family Reunion @ Central Park Summerstage

-WFUV Presents: David Gray @ The Theater at MSG

-John Fogerty, Jackson Browne @ PNC Bank Arts Center

-Kenny Loggins @ City Winery

-Nikki Yanofsky @ Blue Note

-Courtney Graf @ Rockwood Music Hall

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1958, the Billboard Hot 100 was published for the first time.  It’s first chart topper was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson.

 

WFUV's Morning Brief is published each weekday morning at 5 a.m. Do you have an event or news item that should be included? Email JColtin@wfuvnews.org or leave a comment below.

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