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Morning Brief: July 13

Morning Brief: July 13 [Photo: Nancy Smith, Flickr]

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Since the 1950s, Central Park has been home to over twenty statues of historical figures, all of which have one thing in common: they depict only men. But that statistic could soon change—fundraising is currently underway to place a female-centric statue at the park’s West 77th Street entrance. The planned monument will honor Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. As fundraising begins, a design competition will also be held, with winners approved by the NYC Public Design Commission.

NEED TO KNOW

Iran, Powers Nearing Nuclear Deal, No Agreement Seen Before Monday [Reuters]

European Leaders Debate Greece Rescue Through the Night [USA Today]

Manhunt on after Drug Lord Escapes Mexican Prison Via Tunnel [US News]

Youth Programs Imperiled After NY Changes Grant Awards [New York Times]

Bio. Predators Used To Attack Invasive Species in Connecticut [Hartford Courant]

WEATHER
Partly cloudy and 84 degrees [Full Forecast]

SPORTS

Yesterday
The Mets beat the Diamondbacks 5-3
The Yankees bested the Red Sox 8-6

Tonight
No games scheduled.

ON STAGE TONIGHT
Natalie Prass (with Wilder Maker) @ the Bowery Ballroom

Manhattan Vampires Club “A Tribute To John Lennon And Harry Nilsson” featuring Nicole Atkins, Invisible Familiars, Sam Cohen, Christian Peslak and more @ the Manhattan Inn

TODAY IN HISTORY
Today in 1977, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil, New York, New York experienced an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that led to widespread fires and looting.