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AGBC News Episode 30: The Statue of Liberty Climber and the Central Park Explosion

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AGBC News Episode 30: The Statue of Liberty Climber and the Central Park Explosion
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Park of the day

  • The Big Park in Staten Island β€” Big Park was originally named Grandview Playground, but was always called "the big park" by locals, so it was renamed during renovation in 2017. The park has a wide array of playground equipment and sports fields. Positioned at the southwest corner of the Mariner's Harbor NYCHA houses, Big Park adds a welcome recreation area to the neighborhood.

Parks Events

  • Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View β€” Date: July 6, 2019 Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old "Cleopatra's Needle." Details Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)....

Concert Calendar

This is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:

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New York Fact

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

Weather

The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 106Β°F on July 9, 1936
Record Low: 53Β°F on July 5, 1979

Weather for the week ahead:
Light rain tomorrow through Thursday, with high temperatures rising to 91Β°F tomorrow.


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Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com

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