Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
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Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Rock 'n' Mole

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

And if you’re a New Yorker, read this fascinating New York Times piece from 1990 about the city’s “Mole People,” or eat at one of the various Mexican restaurants around the City named “Móle” or some variation.

WEATHER
Cloudy skies with rain expected in the afternoon, high of 55. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
New York City’s Mayoral candidates faced off in their second of three debates, just two weeks before the election [Politicker].

Gas stations are disappearing in Manhattan [NY Times].

A year after Sandy, “temporary” boilers in public housing are hardly that [WNYC].

SPORTS

Islanders drop one in overtime to the Canucks, 5-4

Devils lose in Columbus, 4-1

No local teams play tonight, but it’s the first game of the World Series.  The St. Louis Cardinals play the Red Sox in Boston at 8.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Fitz & the Tantrums with Capital Cities @ Roseland Ballroom

Toro y Moi with The Sea and Cake @ Terminal 5

Gentlemen Give Back Concert: Robin Thicke @ Highline Ballroom

WFUV PRESENTS: Eric Burden @ Ridgefield Playhouse

TODAY'S HISTORY
On this day in 1946, the United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens.

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