Daily Briefing: April 27

The stat, the quote and the read you need to start your day off right


In 2016, the economic output of Times Square in New York was equal to that of Nashville, Tennessee's entire city, and accounted for 15% of the city's overall economy. However, because office towers were abandoned after the epidemic, the area is adopting a Las Vegas-style strategy by focusing on entertainment and


“If I have to, I will take this all the way to the Supreme Court.”

According to the LA Times, former NBA legend Jerry West is not a lover of HBO's Winning Time—a program that depicts the Lakers' Showtime era in the 1980s. In the show, West is played by Jason Clarke as a likeable—albeit exceedingly hot-headed—individual who nevertheless manages to make his team and himself look like cartoon characters. Last week, West's lawyer sent a letter demanding a retraction of what he described as "false representation" in response to which HBO announced it would renew the program for another season.


The private equity giant KKR bought hundreds of homes for people with disabilities. Some vulnerable residents suffered abuse and neglect. (BuzzFeed News)

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