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Morning Brief: May 11

Bronx

Morning Brief: May 11  (Photo: Gryffindor/Wikimedia Commons)

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Now's the best chance of the year to explore New York City's most under appreciated borough. Bronx Week is here, and all through the end of the week there are opportunities for everything from sampling local breweries to walking tours of historic neighborhoods. It's a great opportunity to explore. 

NEED TO KNOW

Saudi King Refuses to Meet Obama  [New York Times]

GOP Candidates Talking Tough on National Security  [Wall Street Journal]

Indian Point Accident Causes Oil Leak  [New York Times]

Just 1% of NYC Students Opted Out of Tests  [NY Daily News]  

NYC Hospitals Could See Federal Cuts  [New York Times]

WEATHER

Highs around 80 degrees, partly cloudy.  [Full report]

SPORTS

Yesterday

The Rangers beat Washington 4-3

The Yankees beat Baltimore 6-2

The Mets beat Philadelphia 7-4

TODAY

Yankees play the Rays at 7:10

Mets take on the Cubs at 8: 05

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Shelby Lynne @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
 
David Lindley @ the Cutting Room
 
Passion Pit (with Holychild) @ the Kings Theatre
 
Tinsley Ellis @ Iridium
 
The Staves (with James Canty) @ Rough Trade NYC
 
Angela McCluskey And Paul Cantelon @ Rockwood Music Hall
 
TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1846, President James K. Polk asked for and received a declaration of War with Mexico, beginning the Mexican-American War.