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Morning Brief: November 21

Morning Brief: November 21
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Bridging the (Financial) Gap for the 50 Years

Today marks 50 years to the day that the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened, linking Staten Island to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. But many New Yorkers are using this time to look at the future instead of the past—the MTA’s considering various toll raises, making the cost up to $16 in cash to cross. The proposal has local elected officials so mad they’re skipping the event.

NEED TO KNOW

Protestors Clash with Police in Mexico City over 43 Missing Students [Wall Street Journal]

Crowd Gathers Outside White House to Support Obama on Immigration [Huffington Post]

New York City’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Six Years [NY Times]

Mayor Claims Progress Reforming Troubled NYC Jails [WFUV News]

Gov. Cuomo: Jets-Bills “Impractical” [ESPN]

SPORTS

Tonight

Nets @ Oklahoma City, 8:00

Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7:00

Devils @ Edmonton, 7:30

Rangers @ Buffalo has been postponed due to snow in Buffalo

WEATHER

A breezy and sunny day, 38/25 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• The Wild Feathers @ Irving Plaza

• Jake Clemons, The Dream Logic, End of Love @ The Stone Pony

• Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express @ The Bell House

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1964, the third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council known as Vatican II, closes.

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