Skip to main content

Morning Brief: October 28


Halloween technically falls on a Monday this year, but that hasn't stopped Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray from ringing in the holiday early. The de Blasios are opening up Gracie Mansion to New Yorkers this weekend to enjoy a haunted house tour and a costume party, among other festivities. This is the third year the Mayor has hosted a Halloween party at his residence. Mayor de Blasio is allegedly dressing up as San Francisco Giant Willie Mays, after losing a bet to that city's mayor. McCray is still undecided. [NY Daily News]


Police Forcibly Remove Protesters From Planned Dakota Access Pipeline Land [The Washington Post]

Ammon and Ryan Bundy Found Not Guilty Under Conspiracy and Weapons Charges [NY Times]

Court Adjorns In New Jersey Bridge Case Before Closing Arguements [NY Times]

Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence's Plane Skids Off LaGuardi Runway [NY Daily News]

Bronx Juvinile Detention Center To Be Replaced By Affordable Housing [DNAinfo]


Yesterday: The Islanders lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2 to 4. 

Today: The Rangers face off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Puck drops at 7:30pm. The New Jersey Devils play the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30pm. The Brooklyn Nets take on the Indiana Pacers at 7:30pm as well. It's also Game Three of the World Series tonight between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.


Breezy and cool today. The high should get up to 55 degrees. Tonight: clear skies with a low of 43 degrees.


  • Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden
  • Indigo Girls @ South Orange Performing Arts Center
  • Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre
  • Kurt Elling @ Birdland
  • Paul Thorn @ Towne Crier Cafe
  • Cyprus Hill & Naughty by Nature @ Terminal 5
  • Cass McCombs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Japandroids @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn
  • Hinds w/ Cold Fronts @ Warsaw
  • Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
  • The Indigo Girls @ South Orange Performing Arts Center
  • WFUV Presents: The Mavericks @ Tarrytown Music Hall


On this day in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Libert was a gift from the people of France in commemoration of the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolutionary War. The framework of the statue was, in part, designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who is also responsible for the Eiffel Tower. In addition to President Cleveland, the ceremony in 1886 was attended by a number of American and French dignitaries.