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Morning Brief: May 13

Prospect Park

Morning Brief: May 13  (Image: GK tramrunner229, Wikimedia Commons

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The weather's set to be beautiful today, not to hot and not too cold. Sounds like the perfect day to spend in one of our city's many great parks. Head over to Prospect Park, and maybe you can even grab some fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at the Bartel-Pritchard Greenmarket. 

NEED TO KNOW

Another Large Earthquake Strikes Nepal  [Washington Post

Amtrak Train Derails in Northern Philadelphia  [New York Times

NY State Withholds Funding for Poorly-Maintained NYC Homeless Shelters  [Wall Street Journal

Fire Prompts More Calls for Indian Point Closure  [New York Times]

New State Senate Leader Wants to Amend Gun Laws, Teacher Regulations  [Newsday

WEATHER

Cloudy morning, highs around 69. [Full Report

SPORTS

Yesterday

The Yankees fell to the Rays, 4-2

The Mets fell to the Cubs, 6-1

Tonight

The Rangers play Washington at 7:30

The Yankees take on the Rays at 7:10

The Mets take on the Cubs at 8

ON STAGE TONIGHT  

Crosby, Stills And Nash @ the State Theatre
 
Jane’s Addiction (with A Place To Bury Strangers) @ Brooklyn Bowl
 
Judy Collins @ Café Carlyle
 
Delbert McClinton @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
 
Kaiser Chiefs (with Priory) @ Irving Plaza
 
Tennis (with Kuroma) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
 
Davy Knowles @ the Highline Ballroom
 
Vetiver (with EDJ aka Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats) @ the Bowery Ballroom
 
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
 
Faith No More (with Le Butcherettes) @ Webster Hall The Grand Ballroom
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 1880, Thomas Edison tests his first conceptual electric train, in his Menlo Park, NJ laboratory