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Morning Brief: February 12

Morning Brief: February 12
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Kanye? NIMBY!

The NBA All-Star game is coming to New York City this weekend, and Kanye West kicks off the festivities with a concert tonight in Flatiron. A lot of locals aren’t quite happy about the ruckus happening in their backyard—Gothamist has a funny account on their site—but the show is going on anyway, rain, snow, or shine.

NEED TO KNOW

Threading Needle in Wording of a Military Proposal [NY Times].

Bob Simon, 1941-2015 [CBS News].

London Mayor Impressed wth NYPD’s Surveillance Measures [NY Daily News].

NYC Affordable Housing Plan Threatens Future of Community Gardens [WFUV News].

Senate Panel Votes to Reduce Hard Cider Taxes [Albany Times Union].

SPORTS

Knicks fell to Orlando 89-83

Tonight

Islanders host Toronto, 7:00

Rangers hit the ice in Colorado, 9:00

WEATHER

Chance of snow today, with at least a dusting in most areas. Windy too, 36/10.[full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• Albert Lee @ Iridium

• Father John Misty (with Guy Blakeslee) @ Rough Trade NYC

• San Fermin with The Metropolis Ensemble @ the Appel Room  at Jazz at Lincoln Center

• Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle

• Ed Kowalczyk @ City Winery

• Foreigner @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

• Warren Zanes @ the Living Room

• Anthony D’Amato (with Frances Cone) @ Mercury Lounge

• Gedeon Luke And The People (with Suit, Ty, Thurrsty And Charlie Scopoletti) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

• WFUV PRESENTS: Rosanne Cash And Her Band @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.

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