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Morning Brief: July 30

Morning Brief: July 30 [Photo: ebruli, flickr]


For the past three years, movies have been screened for free in Tompkins Square park as part of Films in Tompkins. This year, the Lower East Side film series featured movies handpicked by New York Celebrities like James Franco and Billy Joel. The series has been going on throughout the summer, but tonight will be a little different. For the screening of "Chinatown," food will be available to the moviegoers before the show starts at sundown. Street vendors from five different local restaurants will be open just outside the park from 5 to 8 p.m. for their own small food festival.


Malaysia Airlines 370 Debris Found [ABC News]

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died in 2013, Afghans Declare [New York Times]

Campus Officer Charged in Death of Unarmed Man [Washington Post]

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in the South Bronx Sickens 31 [CBS New York]

Cuomo and Christie Call on U.S. to Share Charge of Hudson Rail Tunnel Project [New York Time]

De Blasio and Cuomo Talking Again for First Time in Weeks [NY Daily News]



The Mets lost to the Padres 7-3.

The Yankees were beaten by the Rangers 5-2.


The Mets host the Padres again at noon.

The Yankees face the Rangers at 8.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms with some hail possible, then same for overnight, 88/73 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT• U2 @ Madison Square Garden

• Gordon Lightfoot @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

• Primus with Dinosaur Jr. and The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger @ “JBL Live at Pier 97”

• Freedy Johnston @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Bryan Adams @ the PNC Bank Arts Center

• The Watkins Family Hour featuring Sean Watkins and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, Don

• Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg plus The Mike And Ruthy Band and Michael Daves @ City Winery

• Earl Klugh @ the Blue Note

• The Sadies @ Union Pool

• Blake Mills with Julian Lage @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

• The Family Stone (with Milo Z) @ the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Theater Square

• The Duhks @ the Towne Crier Café


On this day in 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare into law.

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