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American Museum of Natural History Plans Addition

by Associated Press

Thomas Hawk, Flickr

The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.

   The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary.

   Museum President Ellen Futter says the 218,000-square-foot center will fully integrate science, education and immersive exhibitions.

   Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition. Ralph Appelbaum Associates will design the exhibitions.

Morning Brief: November 28

by Kris Venezia

Doug, Flickr

Some people are getting their holiday shopping finished today on Black Friday. However, others are waiting to buy gifts for loved ones on Small Business Saturday. Check out some of the best places to shop on Small Business Saturday in the New York City area. [NY Daily News]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 37, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 27. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: November 27

by Kris Venezia

Vicki DeLoach, Flickr

Hopefully, this Thanksgiving you will be spending time with those close to you eating delicious food. Unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky with the terrible weather that has swept across parts of the United States. The blog Gawker has a guide to how some people are coping with the difficult weather. [Gawker]


Morning Brief: November 25

by Kris Venezia
Ferguson, Missouri.

peoplesworld, Flickr

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson who shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. The decision from the court angered some protests who decided to take action Monday night. [New York Times]


Today, cloudy with a high of 54, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 43 degrees. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: October 31

by Kris Venezia
Candy House.

Moyan Brenn, Flickr

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: October 30

by Kris Venezia
Yoga Dog.

Istolethev, Flickr

Halloween may be a few weeks way, but some dogs already got in the holiday spirit over the past weekend. The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade brought out some clever costume ideas. For those who didn't get the opportunity to check it out, fortunately there were some people on hand to grab some pictures. [Gothamist]


Morning Brief: October 29

by Kris Venezia

Shawn Campbell, Flickr

Haunted houses can be lame, so why not take a different approach this Halloween season? The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Haunted Pumpkin Garden. There are also pumpkin carving sessions for those looking to make a Jack-O-Latern. [Timeout NY]


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