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Morning Brief: July 16

by Jeff Coltin
Madison Square Park

Jeffrey Zeldman, flickr

Second Chance at Piano in the Park

Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight.  Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30.  Admission is free.



Scattered showers in the morning, but should be a dry and partly sunny afternoon after days of clouds and rain. 82/66[full forecast].



No ceasefire in the Holy Land and Israel and Gaza exchange fire once again [NY Times].

Tappan Zee replacement plan runs into another hurdle [Capital NY].

Hillary gets grilled by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show [Poltico].



Big 5-3 win for the American League in baseball’s annual All-Star Game.  Derek Jeter got two hits and a re2pectful standing ovation while the Angel’s Mike Trout took home the MVP with a triple and a double.



-Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Lake Street Drive @ Brookfield Place (World Financial Center)

-James Taylor @ Jones Beach

-Camera Obscura @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

-Flume @ Terminal 5

-De La Soul @ Irving Plaza

-Queens of the Stone Age @ Capitol Theater

-Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Blue Note



On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s great New York novel The Catcher in the Rye is published for the first time.


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