Now's the best chance of the year to explore New York City's most under appreciated borough.
Morning Brief: May 11 (Photo: Gryffindor/Wikimedia Commons)
The famed cherry blossoms in our nation’s captial are at “peak bloom” right now (as reported by this site with beautiful pictures). It’d be a great weekend for a road trip down South, but if you can’t make it out of the City, the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are due to bloom any day now.
Today is the 99th day of the year… which made us think of a certain former Ranger. Times are good this season at MSG—with two games left in the regular season, the blushirts have secured the NHL’s best record and the President’s Trophy. The Rangers haven’t done that since 1994, meaning the Great One never won it with the team.
Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.
New York City parks are full of big stone monuments. Would you notice if one of them changed a bit? Some artists put up a bust of Edward Snowden in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. Authorities quickly covered it with a tarp and took it down, but any potential point about censorship was effectively made.