AGBC News Episode 3: Cleaner Food Carts, Lunar Eclipse, and a City of Millionaires
Today: Cleaner food carts, a lunar eclipse, and a city of millionaires.
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The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be hosting viewing opportunities where you can see the moon through a telescope: Find them in Manhattan in Lincoln Center Plaza and in the Bronx at Skyview on the Hudson near 259th and Riverdale Avenue, and you can check their website for more info at aaa.org.
NYC Parks - The Supermoon — NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers will also be holding an event to view the eclipse on Central Park West at 106th Street, beginning at 7pm. Call 718 360 1444 for more info.
Federal workers food bank in Morrisania The program offers free delivery anywhere within the five boroughs, or furloughed workers may come to 488 East 164th Street in Morrisania between 9am and 5pm.
The NY Hotel Association is also offering free rooms to federal employees impacted by the shutdown who may need to visit New York City during a health or family emergency situation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ROOM APPLICATION" — situations are evaluated on an individual basis.
18 years ago on January 17, 2001 — A 2.4 magnitude earthquake strikes the Upper East Side of Manhattan
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Park of the day
Abingdon Square — A pleasant piece of green in between some classic low-rise West Village apartment buildings. The park comes to life in late April when 10,000 tulip bulbs bloom and create a spectacular display. Stop by during Halloween to see the yearly Pumpkin Patch, a large display of jack-o-lanterns carved by local residents. In November, there is a tree lighting with food and caroling. Abingdon Square may not be as famous as some larger parks, but it ranks as one of the oldest parks in the entire city!
If you're interested in starting a garden in your community, attend the Find your Green Thumb: Starting a Community Garden presentation on Tuesday, January 22. You'll learn from community gardeners how to develop an empty lot in your neighborhood into a green garden and how to follow the GreenThumb community garden rules and regulations. The presentation starts Tuesday at 6pm at GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse at 76 East 13th Street in Manhattan. Contact 212 602 5300 for more info.
Grails, Helen Money, and Upper Wilds are playing Saint Vitus in Greenpoint Sunday, January 20th at 7pm.
Gnash, Mallrat, and Guardin are playing Irving Plaza on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm.
King Princess and Banoffee are playing Warsaw in Greenpoint on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm.
Holy Ghost are playing Elsewhere in Bushwick on Thursday, January 24th at 8pm.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are playing Brooklyn Steel in Greenpoint on Friday, January 25th at 9pm.
Kacey Musgraves is playing the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.
Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.
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Intro and outro music: "Start the Day" by Lee Rosevere