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Morning Brief: July 9

Morning Brief: July 9  (Photo: Wilerson A Andrade)

Art is everywhere in New York City--even where you least expect to find it. Take, for example, the legions of "Step Streets" throughout the West Bronx and Upper Manhattan. The city's been spending money to fix up these open-air staircases in hilly parts of the city, and they results are turning out to be quite beautiful. 
Stock Exhange Crash Adds to Nervous Financial Climate  [Washington Post]
GOP Worried that Donald Trump Will Damage Their Standing Nationwide  [Washington Post]
NYC Will Allow Visits to Hart Island  [New York Times]
Change in Bail Policy In NYC  [New York Times
NY Attorney General Now Can Investigate Police Shootings  [NY Daily News
Mostly Cloudy, highs around 82. Heavy thunderstorms likely tonight. 
Yankees play the A's at 1:05
Dion (with Keith Alberstadt) @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
World Party (with Gabriel Kelley) @ City Winery
The John Scofield Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart @ Birdland
John Hammond @ Wagner Park in Battery Park City
Fastball and The Rembrandts @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Lianne LaHavas (with Keenan O’Meara) @ the Bowery Ballroom
The Little River Band (with Nik Rael) @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
Willy Porter featuring Carmen Nickerson @ Iridium
Stiff Little Fingers (with The Turbo A.C.’s and Two Man Advantage) @ Irving Plaza
The Beach Boys @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
WFUV PRESENTS: Punch Brothers and Sarah Jarosz @ “Celebrate Brooklyn!” at the Prospect Park Bandshell
Today in 1776, George Washington orders that the newly-issued Declaration of Independence be read to the Continental Army currently defending New York City.