AGBC News Episode 14: Subway Groundbreaking, a Plywood Wall, and a Steamy Elevator

Haughwout Building
Haughwout Building via Library of Congress

A subway story from both 1900 and 2019.

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AGBC News Episode 14: Subway Groundbreaking, a Plywood Wall, and a Steamy Elevator
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Park of the day

Concert Calendar

  • Ulver is playing Irving Plaza on Friday, March 22nd at 7pm.
  • Weakened Friends, coping skills, Hit Like a Girl, and Nervous Dater are playing The Kingsland on Friday, March 22nd at 7pm.
  • Hollis Brown is playing Mercury Lounge on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm.
  • Homeshake, pink siifu, and Yves Jarvis are playing Brooklyn Steel on Friday, March 22nd at 8pm.
  • Jawbreaker, Pohgoh, and War on Women are playing Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm.
  • Vhs Collection and Future Generations are playing Irving Plaza on Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm.
  • Mariah Carey is playing Radio City Music Hall on Monday, March 25th at 8pm.
  • Music and Conversation and The Zombies are playing The Cutting Room on Tuesday, March 26th at 6pm.
  • Yves Tumor is playing National Sawdust on Tuesday, March 26th at 8pm.

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New York Fact

Here's something you may not have known about New York:


The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 84Β°F on March 21, 1921
Record Low: 10Β°F on March 21, 1885

Weather for the week ahead:
Rain today and tomorrow, with high temperatures rising to 60Β°F on Sunday. Gusty winds will be of concern on Friday the 22nd and may reach 40mph gusts overnight into Saturday

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