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Morning Brief: May 9

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With some sort of shutdown of the L train unavoidable, Brooklyn residents are trying to figure out what they're going to do. Some residents are considering a move, from Williamsburg to Crown Heights. Others are being even more drastic, taking to Twitter to suggest moving to Queens, LA, or even Canada. It may seem like overkill, but any sort of shutdown can really be devastating for those who live along the L line. Whether it's 18 months with no service or three years with limited service, Brooklynites need to come up with a way to get through it and soon.


The War Against ISIS Hits Hurdles Just as the US Military Gears Up [Washington Post]

Donald Trump Keeps Antagonizing Paul Ryan [Huffington Post]

New York Schools Struggle with New Rules to Help Students Learning English [New York Times]

Homeland Security to Begin Massive Study on Subway Airflow [CBS New York]

Probe Into Former Top Aide to Gov. Cuomo Raises Even More Questions [NY Daily News]



The Mets lost to the Padres Friday 2-0, but beat them Saturday and Sunday 6-3 and 4-3.

The Yankees beat the Red Sox Friday and Saturday 3-2 and 8-2, but fell to them yesterday 5-1.

The Islanders fell to the Lightning Friday and yesterday 2-1 and 4-0.


The Mets take on the Dodgers at 10.

The Yankees play the Royals at 7.


Mostly and sunny and warm, 74/50 [Full Forecast]


  • Marc Broussard @ City Winery
  •  The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Webster Hall
  •  Tegan and Sara @ Le Poisson Rouge
  •  Eagulls @ Rough Trade NYC
  •  Black Lips, Hank Wood, & The Hammerheads @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  •  Woody Allen @ Café Carlyle


On this day in 1994, South Africa's new parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the nation's first black president.

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