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AGBC News Episode 6: Groundhog Day, The Raven is Published, and Waze Navigates the Tunnels

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Learn about New York's various famous groundhogs, hear the first review of 'The Raven', and follow Waze underground on AGBC News episode 6!

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AGBC News Episode 6: Groundhog Day, The Raven is Published, and Waze Navigates the Tunnels
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Park of the day

  • Havemeyer Playground: "Triangle park near the Cross-Bronx Expressway in Unionport, Bronx. Features a playground, basketball court, and spray shower. Located at the Cross Bronx Exwy and Havemeyer Ave and has been a city property since 1946-01-31

It's a bit too cold to play a game of basketball at Havemeyer Playground, so check out a Parks Department rec center:

  • Starting next week on February 3rd, NYC Parks will be holding their rec center open house week. Everyone is welcome to try out any of Manhattan's 13 recreation facilities that have exercise equipment, swimming pools, sports fields, and a calendar full of classes like Zumba, yoga, and water aerobics. The Parks Department rec centers offer a fantastic alternative to gyms, at a fraction of the cost: The most you would pay is just $150 for a year, which is $12.50 per month, then there are discounts for people young and old, veterans, and people with disabilities. You even get a 10% discount if you have a New York City ID card!

Concert Calendar

Find more fun things to do at

  • If you're a street artist who wants to paint without keeping an eye out for the cops or if you just have an idea for a joyful mural, the NYC Dept of Transportation is searching for artists to brighten up some of the city's concrete surfaces. Submit your idea for a piece of public art by February 15th and you may be selected to receive up to $12,000 for the project. Visit for more info.


The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 69ยฐF on January 29, 2002
Record Low: -3ยฐF on February 2, 1881

Weather for the week ahead:
Mixed precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures bottoming out at 17ยฐF on Thursday.

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Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere


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