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Morning Brief: May 21

Sailors in Times Square

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.


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].


• 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


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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