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Morning Brief: September 22

Morning Brief: September 22  (photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Stolovy (SSC/Caltech), Wikimedia Commons) 

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You wouldn't think you could see the stars with the bright lights of New York City polluting the field of vision--but, actually you can, if you have a telescope. And since you probably don't have one lying around, how about joining the Amateur Astronomers Association on the High Line tonight? They supply the telescopes, you bring the curiousity. 
 
NEED TO KNOW
 
Chinese President Signals Economic Reforms  [Wall Street Journal]
 
Scott Walker Drops Candidacy  [Washington Post]
 
Papal Visit Logistics Prove Difficult  [New York Times]
 
James Blake Praises De Blasio's Response to Mistaken Arrest  [New York Times]
 
NYC Agencies Clash over Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes  [NY Daily News]
 
WEATHER
 
Cloudy with highs of 74 degrees. 
 
SPORTS
 
Yesterday
 
The Rangers beat the Devils 6-3
 
The Islanders beat Philadelphia 3-2
 
The Yankees lost to Toronto, 4-2
 
The Mets beat the Braves, 4-0
 
The Jets beat the Colts 20-7
 
Today
 
The Rangers play Philadelphia at 7
 
The Yankees play Toronto at 7
 
The Mets play Atlanta at 7:10
 
ON STAGE TONIGHT
 
Albert Hammond Jr. (with Prinze George) @ the Bowery Ballroom
 
Ride (with The Besnard Lakes) @ Irving Plaza
 
Charlie Mars (with Colton Kayser and special guests) @ the Saint
 
Jose James “Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday” @ the Blue Note
 
Julian Velard (with Brooke VanPoppelen) @ Joe’s Pub
 
Thurston Moore in conversation @ Rough Trade NYC
 
WFUV PRESENTS: Of Monsters And Men with Oh Land @ the Beacon Theatre
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 1980, Iraq invaded Iran, setting off the 8-year Iran-Iraq War.