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Morning Brief: July 28

by Jeff Coltin
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Citi Bikes

Phil Roemer, flickr

New Citi Bike Rumors

That rumor mill wheel keeps turning for Citi Bike.  But the Times reports that the bike share system is reaching a deal for a new operator, and that could mean expansion into Queens, north in Manhattan, and east in Brooklyn.  Bronx biking will be but a dream for even longer.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny skies tomorrow and all weekend, with highs in the mid 80’s [full forecast].

NEED TO KNOW

Israel and Gaza reach a temporary cease-fire, but Sec. Kerry finds negotiations difficult [NY Times].

Lightning kills one and injures more than a dozen in LA [Fox News].

Yanks legend Torre inducted into the Hall of Fame, but forgets to mention The Boss [NY Daily News].   

SPORTS

The Yankees had a chance to pass Toronto in the standings, but failed, losing to the Blue Jays 5-4. They take on Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers at 8 in Arlington.

Mets blanked Milwaukee 2-0.  They host Philadelphia at 7.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Buckwheat Zydeco @ City Winery

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down (with Avers) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Kooks (with Clara-Nova) @ Webster Hall

Angela McCluskey And Paul Cantelon @ Rockwood Music Hall

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

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