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Morning Brief

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…

Morning Brief: October 2

by Jeff Coltin
Phoenix playing live

AnotherChrisSullivan, flickr

Did you know Brooklyn alone has more than 1 million more residents than Phoenix, Arizona?  French dance rock foursome Phoenix (the band) will defend the right of Phoenixes everywhere tonight at the Barclays Center. They visited WFUV in spring and talked words and music with Rita Houston.

Morning Brief: October 1

by Jeff Coltin
The Statue of Liberty from the torch

StatueLibrtyNPS, flickr

The Senate and House couldn’t reach agreement on a spending bill before midnight, so the federal government’s going into a partial shutdown—the first since 1995.  The Statue of Liberty will be closed until a new spending bill is passed, and WNYC has a handy explainer saying what else will be affected.

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