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Morning Brief: August 27

by Jeff Coltin
Forest Park Bandshell

Jim.henderson, flickr

Frozen on a warm night.

Time is running out to catch one of New York City’s outdoor movie showings before the end of summer.  Why not head out to the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Queens tonight at 7:30 for a showing of Disney’s Frozen?


Hot hot heat again, sunny, high of 89 [full forecast].


US mobilizes coalition to widen assault on ISIL militants [NY Times].

NYC settles for $38M with underpaid female school safety agents [NY Daily News].

Ukraine seeks a ceasefire with Russia over Eastern Ukraine militant violence [Reuters].


Yankees fell to Detroit 5-2.  They play again in the Motor City at 7.

Mets topped Atlanta 3-2.  They try and repeat in Flushing tonight at 7.


·       The Wallflowers (with Ragged Glory) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

·       David Broza @ City Winery

·       Chris Barron of Spin Doctors @ Rockwood Music Hall

·       Chris Thomas King @ Iridium

·       Selwyn Birchwood @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill


On this day in 1776, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington in the Battle of Long Island (although it would now be in Brooklyn).

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