AGBC News Episode 8: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977

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AGBC News Episode 8: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977
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Today: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977

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Park of the day

  • Haviland Playground — Haviland Ave., Watson Ave. bet. Virginia Ave. and Pugsley Ave., the Bronx — Set on land that was part of Pugsley Farm and named for earlier landowners Joseph and Mary Haviland. Serves as the playground for adjacent I.S. 125.

Concert Calendar

  • Toni Braxton and SWV are playing Kings Theatre in Flatbush on Sunday, February 10th
  • Pete & The Stray Dogs are playing Sunny's Bar in Red Hook on Sunday, February 10th
  • Gang Gang Dance, Geologist, and Weak Signal are playing the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, February 12th beginning at 7pm.
  • Rachael Yamagata is playing the City Winery on Tuesday, February 12th
  • Real Clothes, Danny Tre, Motteo, and The Afterbirth are playing The Well in Bushwick on Wednesday, February 13th at 7pm.
  • Lydia Lunch, Matt Nelson and Tim Dahl are playing El Cortez in Bushwick on Thursday, February 14th at 7pm.
  • Sevendust, Cane Hill, and Kira are playing the Starland Ballroom on Saturday, February 16th beginning at 5pm.
  • Owen is playing Rough Trade in Williamsburg on Saturday, February 16th at 9pm.
  • Interpol, Car Seat Headrest, and Snail Mail are playing Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 16th at 8pm.

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Today's fact about New York: In 2016, the MTA's 6,418 subway cars traveled a total of 358,000,000 miles!


The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 73°F on 02-15, 1949
Record Low: -15°F on 02-09, 1934

Weather for the week ahead:
Mixed precipitation on Monday through next Saturday, with high temperatures rising to 53°F next Saturday.

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