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Morning Brief: November 2nd

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The MTA has finally announced the reason for increased subway delays: overcrowding.  The authority found that in August, delays were up 21% compared to last year, and it all stems from more people using the city’s subways. [DNA Info]  

 

NEED TO KNOW

Iraqi Forces Breach Mosul City Limits, Heralding Complex Phase in Campaign [NY Times]

Deadly fire shuts down key U.S. pipeline, bringing threat of gas price spike [CNN]

Airbnb And NYC In Talks To Possibly Settle Lawsuit [Gothamist]

NY AG sues Manhattan landlords for trying to illegally boot rent-regulated tenants [Daily News]

City Unveils Possible Routes for Streetcar in Brooklyn and Queens [NY Times]

 
 

SPORTS

Yesterday: The Lightning beat the Islanders 6 to 1

Today: The Red Wings take on the Flyers at 8:00 pm

 

WEATHER: Mostly sunny today, with warmer highs reaching 71 degrees.

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT:

·       Lapsley w/ Aquilo @ Webster Hall

·       Animal Colletive @ Terminal 5

·       Primal Scream @ Warsaw

·       Ann Hampton Callaway @ Birdland

·       Steve Miller Band @ The Paramount

·       Flock of Dimes @ Rough Trade NYC

·       Chick Corea 75th Birthday Celebration: Three Quartets Band, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, & Ben Solomon @ Blue Note Jazz Club

·       GusGus @ Highline Ballroom

 
 

TODAY IN HISTORY: 1948 US President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas E. Dewey

 

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