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Morning Brief: September 22

Morning Brief: September 22
Taking the (Longer) High Road

The High Line—that creative park built on top of old elevated train lines on Manhattan’s west side—is finally done! Gothamist has some pictures of the new stretch, which goes all the way north to the 31st Street. But New York Mag warns us that even this part of the park is impermanent.

It officially opened yesterday, but no better time to now, since you avoided the opening day crowds.


Afghan Presidential contenders sign unity deal after months of controversy [BBC].

Chinese e-retailer Alibaba becomes the biggest-ever IPO [Reuters].

Hundreds of thousands take to the Manhattan streets to raise the alarm for climate change [NY Times].

Rookie NYPD cop killed in a car crash on his way to work the climate march [NY Post].

De Blasio’s big day off, a road-trip to Pittsburgh [NY Times].


The Giants get their first win, beating Houston 30-17.

The Jets are on Monday Night Football tonight, hosting Chicago at 8:30

In baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto 5-2. They host Baltimore tonight at 7.

The Mets slammed the Braves in Atlanta, 10-2. They have the day off.Soccer??


Shaping up to be a nice day after isolated showers last night. Mostly sunny, high of 70 [full forecast].


-Shovels & Rope @ Bowery Ballroom

-Panda Bear @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

-YACHT @ Rough Trade

-Paolo Nutini, PHOX @ Terminal 5

-Samsaya @ Mercury Lounge


On this day in 1994, the sitcom Friends debuted.

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