AGBC News Episode 16: Congestion Pricing, Blimp Disaster, and the Twin Towers

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This week in New York history features a blackface minstrel song and contaminated candy.

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AGBC News Episode 16: Congestion Pricing, Blimp Disaster, and the Twin Towers
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Park of the day

Concert Calendar

  • Towers are playing Rockwood Music Hall on Friday, April 5th.
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78's is playing Gramercy Theatre on Friday, April 5th.
  • Teen Body, Sean Nicholas Savage, and Romantic Thriller are playing Sunnyvale on Friday, April 5th.
  • Arthur and Ghost Orchard are playing Baby's All Right on Friday, April 5th.
  • Broncho is playing Elsewhere on Saturday, April 6th.
  • Patty Griffin and Bayard Rustin are playing The Town Hall on Saturday, April 6th.
  • The Royal They, Lumps, Stuyedeyed, and The Next Great American Novelist are playing Our Wicked Lady on Saturday, April 6th.
  • The Rott N Roll Tour: Zomboy, Badklaat, Habstrakt, and Space Laces are playing Avant Gardner on Saturday, April 6th.
  • Real Clothes, Plastic Waves, Stefa, and Von Sell are playing Bowery Electric on Sunday, April 7th.
  • Japanese Breakfast and Long Beard are playing White Eagle Hall on Sunday, April 7th.
  • Ulthar is playing Saint Vitus Bar on Monday, April 8th.
  • Muse and Walk the Moon are playing Madison Square Garden on Monday, April 8th.
  • Andrew Bird is playing National Sawdust on Monday, April 8th.
  • Aldous Harding is playing Rough Trade NYC on Monday, April 8th.
  • Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain is playing Village Vanguard on Tuesday, April 9th.
  • Colleen Green and Degreaser are playing Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, April 10th.
  • Jozef van Wissem is playing Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 11th.
  • Arturo Sandoval is playing Blue Note on Thursday, April 11th.
  • SWMRS, Beach Goons, and The Regrettes are playing Brooklyn Steel on Thursday, April 11th.
  • Aphex Twin is playing Avant Gardner on Thursday, April 11th.

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New York Fact


The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 92°F on April 7, 2010
Record Low: 20°F on April 4, 1874

Weather for the week ahead:
Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with high temperatures rising to 70°F on Tuesday. Now that Spring has arrived, so have weather warnings: Now is the time to start protecting your skin and eyes from ultraviolet radiation, which will be higher during the Summer months. Look for a skin protectant that is labeled as "broad spectrum" and at least SPF 50 and wear sunglasses if you'll be venturing outside the shadowy caverns of high-rise buildings in Midtown.

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