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Morning Brief: April 25

Morning Brief: April 25  (photo: Anthony Quintano, Flickr

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Brunch: you may love it or hate it, but there's no doubt it's a big deal. One thing's for certain, and that's that certain restaurants do a way better brunch than others. So for a bit of help, here's a list.

NEED TO KNOW

US Boosts Military Presence in Syria  [Wall Street Journal]

"Bathroom Bills" Turn Into Point of Clonflict in GOP Race  [Washington Post]

Housing Discrimination Perseveres on Long Island  [New York Times]

De Blasio Team Broke Campaign Finance Laws  [New York Times]

Fans Memorialize Prince in NYC  [NY Daily News]

Fordham Player Gets Ready for NFL Draft  [NY Daily News]

WEATHER

Partly Coudy skies and highs of 69 degrees

SPORTS

The Yankees play the Rangers at 8

The Mets play the Reds at 7:10

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 Bruce Springsteen @ Barclay’s Center

 Robben Ford @ B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill

 Langhorne Slim and Joe Pug @ City Winery

 Julia Haltigan @ Le Poisson Rouge

 Woody Allen @ Café Carlyle

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1945, American and Soviet troops meet at the Elbe River in Germany, cutting the German army in half.