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Morning Brief: October 4

by Jeff Coltin
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Biking the Hudson

Howard N2GOT, flickr

The Future of Biking

Yesterday, Judah Schiller became probably the first person to ride a bike across the Hudson River.  Yes, across—he had a bike on floats called the “bay cycle.”  The Daily News has pictures.  Wonder if the biker above would ever try…

WEATHER
No more sun.  Scattered showers in the morning will become scattered thunderstorms by the evening.  High of 81 degrees [Full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW
A Stamford, CT woman was killed after leading Capitol police on a car chase around Washington D.C., shutting down the US Capitol for a time [Stamford Advocate].

John Boehner reportedly pledges to avoid a Government default, settling differences before the be [NY Times].

New York’s “Silicon Alley” paying out big [Forbes].

ON STAGE TONIGHT
TONIGHT (Friday the 4th):

Herbie Hancock @ the Capitol Theatre

John Mayall and friends featuring Sonny Landreth @ Iridium  (tomorrow, too)

Blondie with X @ Roseland Ballroom

Fountains Of Wayne and Soul Asylum with Evan Dando @ the Space at Westbury

Boy (with Greg Holden) @ Webster Hall

WFUV PRESENTS: Rufus Wainwright with Sloan Wainwright @ Tarrytown Music Hall

 

TOMORROW (Saturday the 5th):

Fountains Of Wayne and Soul Asylum with Evan Dando @ Webster Hall

Robert Hunter @ the Capitol Theatre

Rufus featuring Sly Stone @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

Daughter (with Bear’s Den) @ Terminal Five

WFUV PRESENTS: “Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series” with the Black Lillies and Carrie Elkin and her Greats @ Madison Square Park

WFUV PRESENTS: Diana Krall @ the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post

WFUV PRESENTS: Spuyten Duyvil (with Rebecca Pronksy) @ Rockwood Music Hall

WFUV PRESENTS: The WFUV Rock Your Body Dance Party @ Webster Hall

 

SUNDAY (the 6th):

John Mayall @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

Allen Toussaint @ Joe’s Pub

WFUV PRESENTS: Rufus Wainwright @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

SPORTS

Devils play the rival Islanders in Newark at 7.

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1965, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States and the Western Hemisphere.

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