AGBC News Episode 15: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Central Park Be-In, and East Village Gas Explosion

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A disappearing house and a few other uplifting events shine through a generally dark week in New York history.

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AGBC News Episode 15: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Central Park Be-In, and East Village Gas Explosion
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Park of the day

  • Great Kills Park in Staten Island

  • If you're looking for a scare, try your hand at paranormal investigating! The Morris–Jumel Mansion in Upper Manhattan is holding a night of ghost hunting where you can learn about the history of the house and see the equipment ghost hunters use when investigating old properties. Tickets are required and the event takes place from 8pm to 11pm on Saturday, March 30th — Morris–Jumel Mansion Paranormal Investigation

Concert Calendar

This is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the week of Tuesday, March 26

  • Billy Idol and Steve Stevens are playing Town Hall on Wednesday, March 27th at 8pm.

  • Failure and Swervedriver are playing Warsaw on Friday, March 29th at 7pm.

  • The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and The Zombies are playing The Barclay Center on Friday, March 29th at 7pm.

  • Methyl Ethel and Teen are playing Elsewhere on Friday, March 29th at 7pm.

  • HalfNoise, Liam Benzvi, and Lip Talk are playing Market Hotel on Friday, March 29th at 8pm.

  • Nils Frahm is playing Brooklyn Steel on Friday, March 29th at 8pm.

  • Better Oblivion Community Center, Christian Lee Hutson, and Lala Lala are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Friday, March 29th at 8pm.

  • Sasha Sloan is playing Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, March 30th at 8pm.

  • Zoë Keating are playing Joe's Pub on Sunday, March 31st at 7pm and 9:30pm.

  • Simple Creatures is playing Public Arts on Monday, April 1st.

  • Avey Tare and Nathan Bowles are playing Market Hotel on Monday, April 1st at 8pm.

  • Cradle of Filth, Raven Black, and Wednesday 13 are playing Irving Plaza on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6pm.

  • Ex Hex and Moaning are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, April 4th 8pm.

  • Matmos and Keith Fullerton Whitman are playing Pioneer Works on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm.

  • Whitey Morgan and the 78's is playing Gramercy Theatre on Friday, April 5th at 7pm.

  • Teen Body and Sean Nicholas Savage are playing Sunnyvale on Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm.

  • Arthur and Ghost Orchard are playing Baby's All Right on Friday, April 5th at 8pm.

  • Broncho is playing Elsewhere on Saturday, April 6th at 7pm.

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Learn about New York

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The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 86°F on March 29, 1945
Record Low: 10°F on March 29, 1923

Weather for the week ahead:
Light rain on Sunday, with high temperatures rising to 68°F on Saturday.

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