Morning Brief: February 12
The NBA All-Star game is coming to New York City this weekend, and Kanye West kicks off the festivities with a concert tonight in Flatiron. A lot of locals aren’t quite happy about the ruckus happening in their backyard—Gothamist has a funny account on their site—but the show is going on anyway, rain, snow, or shine.
NEED TO KNOW
Threading Needle in Wording of a Military Proposal [NY Times].
Bob Simon, 1941-2015 [CBS News].
London Mayor Impressed wth NYPD’s Surveillance Measures [NY Daily News].
NYC Affordable Housing Plan Threatens Future of Community Gardens [WFUV News].
Senate Panel Votes to Reduce Hard Cider Taxes [Albany Times Union].
Knicks fell to Orlando 89-83
Islanders host Toronto, 7:00
Rangers hit the ice in Colorado, 9:00
Chance of snow today, with at least a dusting in most areas. Windy too, 36/10.[full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• Albert Lee @ Iridium
• Father John Misty (with Guy Blakeslee) @ Rough Trade NYC
• San Fermin with The Metropolis Ensemble @ the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center
• Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle
• Ed Kowalczyk @ City Winery
• Foreigner @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
• Warren Zanes @ the Living Room
• Anthony D’Amato (with Frances Cone) @ Mercury Lounge
• Gedeon Luke And The People (with Suit, Ty, Thurrsty And Charlie Scopoletti) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
• WFUV PRESENTS: Rosanne Cash And Her Band @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.
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