AGBC News Episode 8: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977
Today: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977
55 years ago on February 7, 1964 — The Beatles land at JFK, beginning the British Invasion in American music culture
23 years ago 🛫 The Concorde sets a speed record from NY to London 📻 Hear the full episode: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977 https://t.co/AqefP9Ex6B #NYC #podcast #history pic.twitter.com/A7jtYpNZdH— A Great Big City (@agreatbigcity) February 10, 2019
Harry Macklowe plans new tower across from St. Patrick's Cathedral — "Mechanical voids" are used to increase building height — The city is moving to regulate the "mechanical voids" loophole that has allowed these massive buildings to be built
63 years ago on February 8, 1956 — Eastern Air Flight 663 swerves to avoid an oncoming aircraft and crashes near Jones Beach
77 years ago on February 9, 1942 — SS Normandie catches fire and capsizes into the Hudson River
Some 1977 travel tips on how to avoid the pimps and the prostitutes on Eighth Avenue 😱 Subscribe to the podcast to hear more news and stories from #NYC history: https://t.co/AqefP9Ex6B pic.twitter.com/mmqXiw0mvC— A Great Big City (@agreatbigcity) February 10, 2019
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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.
- 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.
Find more fun things to do at https://agreatbigcity.com/events
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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Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere