5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 10 2013

There ain’t no party like an Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch party. Starting Saturday, the Meatpacking pop-up will host a bi-weekly bash, featuring throwback jams, a Heineken Extra Cold Draft system, Sweet Potato Pancakes, and more. (Malt n Mash)
Haylie Duff is making the transition from Hollywood into the kitchen with the launch of a brand-new cookbook next Tuesday. (The Real Girl's Kitchen)
Next week marks the final few days of Gallow Green's Harvest Festival. Make your reservation now — bottomless brunch, anyone? (The McKittrick Hotel)
Mayor Bloomberg's "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan didn't make it past the New York State Supreme Court. (The Huffington Post)
Be sure to catch the last few hours of Diana Nyad's 48-hour swim to benefit those affected by Sandy. (CBS News)
DianaPhoto: Via CBS.