Morning Brief: August 7

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by Jeff Coltin | 04/29/2015 | 4:16pm

A high wire anniversary

Forty years ago today, Philippe Petit performed a high wire act between the two towers of the World Trade Center. 

The story of how Petit got there, 1,368 feet in the air, was told brilliantly in a 2008 documentary Man on Wire.  What better day to watch it? After all, it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Looking at a beautiful sunny day, high of 84, low of 66 tonight [full forecast].


President Obama speaks of trying to work with Congress and more [ABC News].

The Ebola scare is over in NYC, for now [NY Daily News].

Young New Yorkers do a “mock police academy” while the NYPD faces some community relations issues [WFUV News].


Met fell to Washington 7-1. They finish up the series with a day game at 12:35

Yankees defeated Detroit 5-1. They also finish up early tomorrow with a game at 1.


·       Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden

·       Old 97s (with Madison King) @ Brooklyn Bowl

·       Future Islands, Omar Souleyman, Operators and Mas Ysa @ the House of Vans

·       Temples (with Here We Go Magic and Spires) @ “Riverrocks” at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park

·       Kenny Loggins @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center

·       Buster Poindexter @ City Winery

·       The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and Tommy Tutone @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

·       The Jerry Douglas Band (with John Reid) @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

·       The Funky Meters @ the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Theater Square

·       Modest Mouse (with Mimicking Birds) @ the Starland Ballroom

·       Donavon Frankenreiter (with Tom Curren) @ the Bowery Ballroom

·       WFUV PRESENTS: “Americanafest NYC” featuring Tift Merritt @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors at the David Rubenstein Atrium

·       WFUV PRESENTS: Altan and Maura O’Connell @ “Celebrate Brooklyn!” at the Prospect Park Bandshell


On this day in 1927, the Peace Bridge opened between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.


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