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Morning Brief: October 5th

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It’s New York African Restaurant Week!

From October 2nd-16th, restaurants across Manhattan and Brooklyn are offering 3 course meals for reduced prices.  Lunch and dinner options cost between $19.95 and $35.95.

This is the fourth annual NYARW, and there are several events celebrating African culture and cuisine.  The “Taste of Africa” expo and music performane takes place at the Taj Lounge in Flatiron on October 6th.

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit http://nyarw.com

NEED TO KNOW
The VP debate: Pence attacks Putin in sharp break from Trump’s admiration for the Russian leader [Washington Post]

Florida, Carolinas brace for fury of Hurricane Matthew [USA Today]

Creepy Clown Reports Popping Up in Several Connecticut Towns [Patch]

NJ train crash investigators recover data, video recorders [Reuters]

New York City Street Named After the Ramones [Pitchfork]

SPORTS
The Mets take on the San Francisco Giants at home at 8:09PM.

WEATHER
Sunny, with a high near 71. [full forecast]
 

ON STAGE TONIGHT
BUILT TO SPILL AT BROOKLYN BOWL
TOM ODELL AND BARNS COURTNEY AT WEBSTER HALL
SARA WATKINS AT BOWERY BALLROOM
BEBEL GILBERTO AT NATIONAL SAWDUST
THE HOT SARDINES AT HIGHLINE BALLROOM
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND WITH JORMA KAUKONEN AT THE BEACON THEATRE
AND WFUV PRESENTS:
SIGUR ROS AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
GRAHAM NASH AT TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman made the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House.   

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