Morning Brief: May 21
Official U.S. Navy Page, flickr
Notice a sea breeze blowing in? It’s Fleet Week! Members of the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard will be docking in New York City from today until May 26, accompanied by a variety of events in all five boroughs and beyond—from a presentation by the USMC Band at Bryant Park to a Coast Guard Search and Rescue exhibition at Coney Island.
NEED TO KNOW
Islamic State extremists capture ancient Syrian town of Palmyra [LA Times].
Postman Who Gyrocoptered Onto Capitol Lawn Faces Two Felonies [WFUV News via NPR].
Andrew Cuomo on campus sex assaults: 'Enough is Enough' [Newsday].
Early Views From New World Trade Center Observatory [NY Times].
Advocates Say NYCHA Recycling Barely Exists [WFUV News].
Brooklyn woman seeks $15 minimum wage to benefit future fast food workers [NY Daily News].
Rangers fell to Tampa 6-5 in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals
Yankees lose to Washington 3-2
Mets get slammed by St. Louis 9-0
Mets finish up the series against St. Louis, 1:10
Slight chance of rain, 64/53 [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell @ City Winery
• TV On The Radio (with Bo Ningen and Sam Dew) @ Terminal 5
• The B-52s (with French Horn Rebellion) @ Irving Plaza
• Kaki King (with Glockabelle) @ Rough Trade NYC
• Primal Scream @ Warsaw
• “Celebrate Brooklyn!” Dance Party featuring Jamie Lidell, JDH And Dave P (Fixed DJs) and Brooklyn United Marching Band @ Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
• KJ Denhert featuring Akie Bermiss and a string quartet @ Rockwood Music Hall
• WFUV PRESENTS: Courtney Barnett (with Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon) @ the Bowery Ballroom
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day 1951, the Ninth Street Show opened, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition. It was a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
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