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Morning Brief: October 20

Morning Brief: October 20
An Opera Opening with Protection

The controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” will open tonight at the Metropolitan Opera after months of protests and threats. The opera is about the 1985 hijacking of a passenger liner and some, including the daughters of deceased real-life subject Leon Klinghoffer—claim it’s anti-semitic. The Post reports that the NYPD—both in uniform and plainclothes—will have a heavy presence at Lincoln Center to keep things running smoothly.


Joko Widodo Sworn in as President of Indonesia [WSJ].

New Ebola Guidelines for Hospitals to Require Full-Body Cover [WSJ].

New Yorkers Delight in Claiming Long-Forgotten Cast [NYTimes].

Meters may Soon be Upgraded to Allow Payment an Hour before Parking Rules Take Effect [NY Daily News].

Man Arrested for Vandalizing Wall of Whitney Museum [NY Post].


Big Blue fell to red-hot Dallas 31-21

Rangers topped San Jose 4-0

Red Bulls lost to Columbus 3-1

Nets fell to Boston 95-90 in an experimental 44-minute preseason game

Tonight: Knicks vs. Milwaukee (Pre-season) - 7:30 @ MSG


The chill has returned! Mostly sunny today, 59/54 with a small chance of showers in the evening [full forecast].


·       Marcia Ball and her band @ the Turning Point

·       Sophie B. Hawkins @ Iridium

·       Wavy Gravy @ City Winery


On this day in 177, 1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes in Mississippi, killing three band members, a manager, and both pilots.

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