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Morning Brief: February 8

Subway

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New Yorkers are on the verge of getting a new transit option. It's called the "Freedom Ticket" and the Metropolitan Transit Authority hopes it'll bring the subway, bus, and Long Island Railroad under one roof. [amNY]

 

NEED TO KNOW

Trump attacks judges weighing travel ban [The Hill]

Repbulicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren [Washington Post]

NYC releases study on proposed $19B development in Queens [Construction Drive]

New York Archdiocese announces closure of five schools in Manhattan and Bronx [NY1]

State lawmakers postpone plastic bag fee [NBC News]

 

SPORTS

The Nets host the Washington Wizards at 7:30. The Knicks host the Los Angeles Clippers at 8. All local hockey teams have the night off.

 

WEATHER

It'll be sunny and fair today with a high of 60. Tonight, we could see some snow with a low of 33.

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • Birds of Chicago @ Mercury Lounge
  • Corey Smith @ The Bowery Ballroom
  • Matthew E. White & Flo Morrissey (Exclusive WFUV &VinoFile Show) @ City Winery
  • Teddy Thompson @ City Vineyard
  • Leon Russell @ Daryl’s House

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

Author John Grisham was born on this day in 1955. Known for his legal thrillers, his books have gone on to sell more than 25 million copies. To this day, he's written more than 20 books.