Morning Brief: May 24
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Senator Brad Hoylman is calling on the MTA to cancel its plan to use diesel buses during the 2019 L Train Shutdown. The New York lawmaker says that the city should be taking steps to invest in a greener New York by using hybrid and electric buses instead.
"As the impact of climate change looms larger every year, New York must step up and lead in environmentally friendly transportation," Hoylman said in a letter.
Senator Hoylman’s concerns are echoed by city councilmen Stephen Levin and Rafael Espinal. However, the MTA Executive Director Ronnie Hakim defended the MTA’s plan to use of diesel buses and said that electric buses still have to be tested before the MTA makes a larger investment in them. [Full Story]
NEED TO KNOW
Terror Alert in Britain Is Raised to Maximum as ISIS Claims Manchester Attack [NY Times]
Even some Republicans balk at Trump’s plan for steep budget cuts [The Washington Post]
Subway upgrade contest from Cuomo to pay $3M to anyone who can fix signal issues [amNY]
Senate Intelligence Committee issues new subpoenas to Flynn’s businesses [The Washington Post]
More Q Trains Coming to 2nd Ave. Subway During Rush Hour This Fall: MTA [DNAinfo]
The Kansas City Royals beat the Yankees 6-2.
The Mets beat the San Diego Padres 9-3.
The Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals at 7:05 PM.
The Mets face the San Diego Padres at 7:10 PM.
Cloudy, with a chance of rain in the morning. [Full Forecast]
ON STAGE TONIGHT
PIXIES @ WEBSTER HALL
KEVIN MORBY @ BOWERY BALLROOM
FLOGGING MOLLY WITH THE WHITE BUFFALO @ IRVING PLAZA
DELTA RAE @ RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
THE SECRET SISTERS @ DARYL’S HOUSE
WHITNEY WITH NATALIE PRASS @ BROOKLYN STEEL
WFUV PRESENTS: OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW @ TOWN HALL
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public. The Brooklyn Bridge took about 14 years to be completed.
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