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Morning Brief: October 3rd

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October is just beginning, with chilly weather and apple picking and pumpkin flavored everything.

But Oktoberfest is wrapping up its final day today in Munich, Germany.  Oktoberfest is a beer festival that dates back to 1810.  The 16-day festival finishes off on German Unity Day, a celebration of the reunification of East and West Germany in 1994.  But Munich isn’t the only city with an Oktoberfest.  There are various Oktoberfest celebrations throughout New York City this month – the perfect way to usher in the chilly weather.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Colombia Peace Deal Is Defeated, Leaving a Nation in Shock [New York Times]

6 questions about Trump's taxes and the political fallout [CNN]

N.J. Transit Engineer Has No Memory of Fatal Train Crash, Officials Say [New York Times]

Cuomo Tours Clean-Up Effort Near Indian Point Nuclear Plant [CBS New York]

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, October 3 [City and State]

 

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Yankees lost to the Orioles 2-5.

The Mets lost to the Phillies 2-5.

The Jets lost to the Seahawks 27-17.

TODAY

The Giants take on the Vikings at 8:30pm

 

WEATHER

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. [full forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

FRIGHTENED RABBIT AT LE POISSON ROUGE

RICHIE FURAY AT CITY WINERY

BASTILLE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

BAD RELIGION AT IRVING PLAZA

JAMES BLAKE AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. 

 

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