Morning Brief

Morning Brief: December 2

by Jeff Coltin
Lincoln Center

Nils Olander, wikimedia

Manhattan’s Lincoln Square neighborhood will be filled wall to wall with wintry well-wishers for tonight’s 14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square.  The festival starts at 5:30 with a tree lighting on Broadway and 63rd and continues till 9 all the way up Broadway to 68th with food-tasting, live performances and music.

Morning Brief: November 11

by Jeff Coltin
Vets Day Parade

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kleynia R. McKnight, wikimedia

Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.

Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

Morning Brief: October 22

by Jeff Coltin
Stage Lights

Ruthanne Reid, flickr

134 years ago today, famous New Jerseyan Thomas Edison tested the first practical light bulb. Tonight, New York City’s two mayoral candidates will be duking it out under the bright lights in their second debate.

Morning Brief: October 4

by Jeff Coltin
Biking the Hudson

Howard N2GOT, flickr

Yesterday, Judah Schiller became probably the first person to ride a bike across the Hudson River.  Yes, across—he had a bike on floats called the “bay cycle.”  The Daily News has pictures.  Wonder if the biker above would ever try…

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