AGBC News Episode 4: The 747 Takes Flight, Fraunces Tavern Bombing, and Government Shutdown Resources
Today: The first 747 takes flight from JFK Airport, terrorists bomb Fraunces Tavern, and resources for government workers impacted by the federal shutdown.
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We're starting things off with government shutdown news and how the city is stepping in to help residents who have not been paid for any work since before Christmas. As of January 23rd, the federal shutdown is in its 33rd day, and furloughed government workers will soon receive their second paycheck showing $0 in pay. — The mayor addressed how the shutdown will impact city residents in a recent press conference — Federal workers food bank in Morrisania — The city has also put together a directory of resources for city residents impacted by the shutdown at nyc.gov/federalshutdown — NY Hotel Association is also offering free rooms to federal employees impacted by the shutdown
The Supreme Court will hear a case that involves city residents with so-called premises permits that allow someone to possess a firearm only at a certain building address. This license already allows gun owners to transport their unloaded gun to a gun range within the city or outside the city with a hunting authorization card, but the Supreme Court case will target the intersection those city gun laws with the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act "safe passage" provision that allows firearms to be transported unloaded and in a locked container if someone is passing through an area with firearm restrictions. According to Amy Howe at SCOTUSblog.com, the case will likely be added to the calendar for this fall, and not be ruled on until 2020. — Supreme Court will hear NRA challenge to NYC gun law.
62 years ago on January 21, 1957 — The Mad Bomber is arrested after planting at least 33 bombs that injured 15 people
49 years ago on January 22, 1970 — The first Boeing 747 enters commercial service on a Pan Am route from JFK Airport to London Heathrow
44 years ago on January 24, 1975 — The terrorist group FALN plants a bomb at Fraunces Tavern killing 4 and injuring 50
Do you remember the New York Wheel? — New York Wheel goes to auction
Park of the day
- Queensboro Oval — Bounded by York Ave and between 59th and 60th, this park uses the bridge as a covering for baseball and tennis facilities.
If you'll be on the Upper East Side this weekend, stop by:
- Winter Jam NYC — Saturday — Skiing, sledding, live ice sculpting, and more at our annual winter sports festival at the bandshell area in Central Park! — Learn to Ski, Go Snowshoeing, race on snow shovel sleds, Try Curling, Ice Bowling, and Dodgeball — There will be a Winter Food Market and food trucks onsite. — Learn more at nyc.gov/parks/winterjam — Saturday, 11am to 3pm at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park at 72nd Street, just south of Bethesda Terrace.
This is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the week of Wednesday, January 23
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.
The Black Flags Over Brooklyn festival is coming to Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th
Kacey Musgraves is playing the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.
Petal, Sir Babygirl, and Cave People are playing Rough Trade in Williamsburg on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.
Damien Rice is playing Town Hall in Midtown on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.
Les Savy Fav and Patio are playing Elsewhere in Bushwick on Saturday, January 26th at 7pm.
Rubblebucket and Diet Cig are playing Brooklyn Steel in Greenpoint on Saturday, January 26th at 8pm.
The weather for the week ahead will be rain on Thursday, with high temperatures rising to 54°F on Thursday.
The historic extreme temperatures for the week were -6°F on January 24, 1882 and 72°F on January 26, 1950