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Morning Brief: September 1

Morning Brief: Sepember 1 [Photo: Steven Pisano, Flickr]

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A fixture of New York City’s architecture could be on its way out—but don’t worry, you probably won’t miss it much. I’m talking about scaffolding, the dark, constrictive coverings that entomb a whopping 200 miles of the city’s sidewalks. This month, artist Zaha Hadid created a new (more aesthetic) twist on sidewalk sheds by covering work zones with white fabric. And meanwhile, ever more attention is being put toward removing miles of superfluous shedding. So keep your heads up, New York pedestrians. You could be out of the dark soon.

NEED TO KNOW

EU Migrant Crisis: Germany's Merkel Suggests Re-Introducing Border Controls [International Business Times]

Report: U.S. Homicide Rates On The Rise [Daily Beast]

In Search of Grand Slam Title, Serena Williams Coasts Through First Round [The Guardian]

Tomorrow Arrives for New York City’s Yellow Cab Standard [New York Times]

De Blasio’s Aide on Homeless Resigning Amid Housing Crisis [NY Post]

WEATHER
Sunny and 88 degrees [Full Forecast]

SPORTS

Yesterday
The Mets beat the Phillies 1 to 3
The Yankees lost to the Red Sox 3 to 4

Tonight
The Yankees face the Red Sox at 7:10
The Mets take on the Phillies at 7:10

ON STAGE TONIGHT

The Vaccines @ Rough Trade NYC

Delta Rae (with Liz Longley) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

Johnny A. @ the Cutting Room

Damian And Stephen Marley (with Black Am I) @ the Paramount

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1997, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is announced by Buckingham Palace.