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Morning Brief: October 27

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Today New York City joins New York State to hold the “State of NY Health.” The event will focus on advances in health-related issues in New York State. In addition, the discussion will address certain risks related to the health of New Yorkers, such as the rising rate of certain Affordable Care Act programs. State Senators Liz Krueger and Kemp Hannon will be there. Krueger has argued for broader access to healthcare for pregnant women, while Hannon was the recipient of the Dr. Nathan A. Davis Awards for Outstanding Government Service in 2012 from the American Medical Association. [Gotham Gazette]

NEED TO KNOW

Montenegro Prime Minister Resigns, Country Hopes To Join EU [NY Times]

Donald Trump Praises Newt Gingrich For Megyn Kelly Interview Performance [NY Times]

10,000 Students Could Be Left Stranded As NYC School Bus Drivers Agree To Strike [NY Daily News]

New Study Confirms US AIDS Epidemic Began in 1970s New York [NY Daily News]

Three New Yorkers Sueing For Right To Take Polling Booth Selfies [DNAinfo]

SPORTS 

Yesterday: The Rangers beat the Boston bruins last night, 5 to 2. But the islanders lost the the Montreal Canadiens, 3 to 2. The Brooklyn Nets also lost to the Boston Celtics, 122 to 117. In baseball, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians last night, 5 to 1. That means both teams are tied going into game three of the World Series. 

Today: The Islanders face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7:00pm. Game three of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians begins tonight at 7:08pm.

WEATHER

Don't forget your rainjacket if you're headed out the door, because it's supposed to rain all day. High near 50 degrees. Tonight the rain continues, with a low of 48 degrees. 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • Diane Birch w/ Bailen @ City Winery
  • The Wailers @ The Capitol Theatre
  • Kurt Elling @ Birdland
  • Cut Copy @ Good Room (Brooklyn)
  • The Record Company @ Bowery Ballroom
  • WFUV Presents: The Mavericks @ Tarrytown Music Hall

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1904, the New York City subway went on its inaugural run. New York City mayor George McClellan actually took the controls himself to help usher in the new rapid transit system. His journey lasted from City Hall to 103rd Street, but the original line went all the way to 145th Street and Broadway in Harlem. More than 100,000 people role the subway for the first time that day. The cost? One nickel. Today, more than four million people ride the subway every day. There are 26 different lines and 468 individual stops. It is the only mass transit system in the world to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.