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Morning Brief: October 31

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Happy Halloween!  If you are a seasoned New Yorker, chances are you've spent at least one Halloween at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.  Tonight, the parade returns for its 42nd year, where New Yorkers and tourists alike can show off costumes and dancing in the streets of the Village.  Find out everything you need to know about the parade here: [Curbed NY].

 

NEED TO KNOW

Taliban Gain Ground in Afghanistan as Soldiers Surrender Their Posts [NY Times]

FBI discovered Clinton-related emails weeks ago [CNN]

‘White Powder’ Found at Met Opera House May Have Been Ashes, Police Say [DNA Info]

Daniel Boulud Restaurant Fined $1.3 Million For Serving Metal Wire In Chicken [Gothamist]

Bridge Scandal Has Become Thorny Issue for Another Governor: Cuomo [NY Times]

 

SPORTS

Yesterday and the weekend: The Cubs beat the Indians yesterday 3 to 2.  And the Jets beat the Browns 31 to 28.  

Today: The Vikings play the Bears at 8:15 pm

 

WEATHER: Sunny today, and chilly, with highs reaching 55 degrees.

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT:

·       Patty Griffin w/ Joan Shelley @ City Winery

·       Tiga @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

·       Shonen Knife @ Knitting Factory- Brooklyn

·       Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Capitol Theatre

·       Brooklyn Bazaar Halloween w/ A Place to Bury Strangers, Honey, Way Out, & Vinyl Williams @ Brooklyn Bazaar

 

TODAY IN HISTORY:Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital.

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