AGBC News Episode 12: The City's First Park, St. Patrick's Day, and the East River Helicopter Crash
The history of Bowling Green and details on upcoming St. Patrick's Day parades in NYC.
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60 years ago on March 9, 1959 — The Barbie doll debuts at the American International Toy Fair in New York
1 year ago on March 11, 2018 — A sight-seeing helicopter crashes into the East River, killing five passengers.
286 years ago on March 12, 1733 — Bowling Green Park is established as the city's first official park.
63 years ago on March 15, 1956 - 'My Fair Lady' opens on Broadway, starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.
March 15, 2018 — NYC Announces New Ferry Names Chosen by City Schoolchildren
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Park of the day
Railroad Park (Queens) — Rochdale, Queens — A densely-wooded area named for the nearby LIRR tracks and Locust Manor station, Railroad Park is mostly a wooded area with no fountains or plazas, but it does have a few hiking trails winding through the trees. Not to be confused with Railroad Park in the Bronx.
- Weezer x Pixies Spring 2019 Tour, Weezer, Basement, Pixies, and TV on the Radio are playing Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 12th
- Ella Mai "The Debut Tour", Ella Mai, Kiana Ledé, and Lucky Daye are playing Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday, March 12th
- Todd Snider and Reed Foehl are playing Blender Theater at Gramercy on Wednesday, March 13th
- Teenage Fanclub and The Love Language are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, March 14th
- The Movielife and Travis Shettel are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday, March 15th
- Have a Nice Life, Consumer, elizabeth colour wheel, Midwife, and Planning for Burial are playing Market Hotel on Friday, March 15th
- Massive Attack is playing Radio City Music Hall on Friday, March 15th
- The Purple Tour and Lukas Graham are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, March 15th
- Death Cults, Husbandry, and LAPêCHE are playing Union Pool on Friday, March 15th
- Have a Nice Life, Consumer, elizabeth colour wheel, Planning for Burial, and Wreck and Reference are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday, March 16th
- The Bouncing Souls and Strike Anywhere are playing White Eagle Hall on Saturday, March 16th
- Youth of Today, Glitterer, KRIMEWATCH, and Line Of Sight are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Sunday, March 17th
- Kenny O’Brien & The O’Douls and Kevin Devine are playing Mercury Lounge on Sunday, March 17th
- This Heat, This Is Not This Heat, and Yvette are playing (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, March 18th
- Thursday and American Pleasure Club are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Monday, March 18th
- Fleetwood Mac are playing Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 18th
- Lucy Dacus, Fenne Lily, and Mal Blum are playing White Eagle Hall on Wednesday, March 20th
- José González & The String Theory are playing Apollo Theater on Thursday, March 21st
- Ulver is playing Irving Plaza on Friday, March 22nd
- Weakened Friends, coping skills, Hit Like a Girl, and Nervous Dater are playing The Kingsland on Friday, March 22nd
- Hollis Brown is playing Mercury Lounge on Friday, March 22nd
- Jawbreaker is playing Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, March 23rd
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Learn about New York
Here's something you may not have known about New York:
- The NYC Department of Education is the largest school system in the United States, with 1.1 million students — larger than the entire population of San Francisco
The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 85°F on March 13, 1990
Record Low: 6°F on March 13, 1888
Weather for the week ahead:
Mixed precipitation on Friday through Monday, with high temperatures peaking at 58°F on Friday.
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