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Morning Brief: June 15th

Verrazano Bridge

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For years, you’ve probably known it as the Verrazano Bridge. It turns out, it’s missing another z. An online petition is calling for the MTA to change the name of the bridge to the correct spelling, but the MTA is saying no. [Full Story]

NEED TO KNOW
French Terror Attacker Threatened Euro 2016 in Facebook Video [CNN]
Judge from Brock Turner Case Removed from New Sex Case [USA Today]
3 Men Rescue Unconscious Person on Subway Track [NY Times]
Car Company Refuses Gay Activists During Puerto Rico Day Parade [DNA Info]
Man Arrested for Threatening Brooklyn Bar with “Orlando Style” attack [NY Daily News]

SPORTS
The Yankees take on the Rockies at 3:10 PM.
The Mets take on the Pirates at 7:10 PM.
WEATHER
Mostly sunny, 86/66. [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT
• WFUV Presents: The Jayhawks @ Bowery Ballroom

• WFUV Presents: Florence and The Machine @ Barclay’s Center

• WFUV Presents: Tame Impala @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)

• Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl

• The Neighborhood @ Terminal 5

• Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band @ St. George Theatre

• John Doe and His Rock n’ Roll Band @ City Winery

• Chastity Belt @ Market Hotel

• Guster @ The Space at Westbury

• Mary Chapin Carpenter @ State Theater

THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 2012.

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