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Morning Brief: February 21st

by Kris Venezia
Craft beer.

Cambridge Brewing Co., Flickr

Craft beer week begins in New York City.

The weekend is here, and so is craft beer week in the Big Apple. [NY Daily News]


Today, it'll be cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, high of 49, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 32. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is hoping the new president of Metro-North makes positive changes. [CBS News]

Governor Chris Christie avoids discussion of the bridge scandal during New Jersey town hall. [New York Times]

An artist shows gentrification in New York City through GIFs. [The Verge]


The New York Knicks play in Orlando at 7.

On Stage Tonight

• Big Head Todd and the Monsters (with Ronnie Baker Brooks and Hazel Miller) with Anders Osborne @ the Capitol Theatre
• Rhye (with Ricky Eat Acid) @ Webster Hall
• Courtney Barnett (with Kins) @ Mercury Lounge
• Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• Rachael Yamagata with Adrien Reju @ City Winery
• Professor Louie and the Crowmatix with Arlen Roth @ the Towne Crier Cafe
• Milton @ the Turning Point
• Michael Bolton @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
• Justin Timberlake @ Madison Square Garden
• Bob Weir and Ratdog @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury (tonight and tomorrow)
• Nellie McKay @ Café Carlyle (tonight and tomorrow)
• Patricia Barber @ the Blue Note (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Marshall Crenshaw (with Loretta Hagen) @ Outpost in the Burbs

Today in History

President Richard Nixon goes to China to improve Sino-American relations. 



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