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Morning Brief: November 21

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.

Morning Brief: October 27

Halloweek Begins

Halloween’s on Friday, which means New Yorkers have just a week left to visit the city’s numerous haunted houses. No, I don’t mean the Dakota, but purpose-built haunted houses charging admission to scare your pants off. The most interesting one would be old New York-themed Nightmare New York, but Blood Manor is popular and Blackout caters to the more extreme customers.

White House Vows To Tackle Tough Issues At Sharpton Convention











Top White House officials spoke at Wednesday’s conference which marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Sharpton’s civil rights group. Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were all in attendance.