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Morning Brief: June 12th

by Kris Venezia
Astoria - Queens.

Wally Gobetz, Flickr

What you need to know for June 12!


Today, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 74, and tonight, more rain with a low of 68. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

The 2014 World Cup begins today in Brazil, but not everyone's happy about it. [CBS News]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils an initiative to combat heroin addiction. [Newsday]

A new poll shows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating has gone up. [New York Observer]


The New York Yankees are in Seattle to face the Mariners at 10:10.

The New York Mets host the Brewers at 7:10.

The NBA Finals continue tonight with game 4 between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs lead the series 2-1. Tip-off is in Miami at 9.

On Stage Tonight

• Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (with Megan Reilly and DJ Joe Belock) @ the Bowery Ballroom

• Sharon VanEtten (with Shilpa Ray) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• Ben Watt @ Joe’s Pub
• Jose James (with Kris Bowers) @ Highline Ballroom
• Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires with Benjamin Booker (and Mac DeMarco) @ “Vans House Parties” at the House of Vans
• Paolo Nutini @ Webster Hall
• Titus Andronicus with Eagulls (, D’NT and Low Fat Getting High) @ Warsaw
• Syd Arthur and Fort Lean (with Kevin Morby and Jim Shearer) @ the Knitting Factory
• Lynyrd Skynyrd @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
• Ramsey Lewis Electric with Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind And Fire) @ the Blue Note
• WFUV PRESENTS: Duncan Sheik @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Today in History
In 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York. 



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