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Morning Brief: November 17

Morning Brief: November 17
Grab an extra coat on your way out.

Today kicks off the annual New York Cares coat drive. The number of requests for coats has continued to grow this year, with the highest need in the Bronx. Commuters can drop off new or slightly used coats at Grand Central, Penn Station, Jamaica Station, Atlantic Terminal, or Columbus Circle weekdays between 7 and 9 a.m. You can also find other drop spots nearby to donate.


ISIL Kills Fifth Western Hostage [New York Times]

Surgeon in Nebraska Has Died of Ebola [Washington Post]

Bill Introduced to Make NYPD Chokeholds Illegal [DNAInfo]

City Crime Rates Are the Lowest Since 1994 [NY Daily News]

Virtual Fitting Room Debuts at Staten Island Mall [CBSLocal]


The Giants fell to the 49ers yesterday 16-10.

The Rangers lost to the Penguins 3-2 on Saturday. They host the Lightning tonight at 7.

The Islanders played Lightning on Saturday and were beat 5-2.

The Devils also had a loss on Saturday against the Avalanche, with a final score of 3-2.


There will be rain showers throughout the day with highs around 43. More showers early tonight with lows hitting 31.


• Ryan Adams with Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall

• Lucinda Williams (with The Kenneth Brian Band) @ the Beacon Theatre

• Rachael Yamagata (with The Dove And The Wolf and Hemming) @ the Bowery Ballroom

• Mary Lee Kortes @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Angela McCluskey And Paul Cantelon @ Rockwood Music Hall

• WFUV PRESENTS: The New Pornographersfeaturing A.C. Newman, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, with The Pains Of

Being Pure At Heart @ Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center)


On this day in 1558, Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half sister Elizabeth, marking the start of the Elizabethan Age.

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