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AGBC News Episode 33: Son of Sam Begins and a Plane Hits the Empire State Building

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The record for the longest fall in an elevator.

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AGBC News Episode 33: Son of Sam Begins and a Plane Hits the Empire State Building
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Park of the day

  • Arcilla Playground β€” 991 TELLER AVENUE, the Bronx β€” This playground, which is jointly operated by Parks and the Board of Education, has had several names since it was first opened in 1962: JHS 145 Playground, Arturo Toscanini Playground, Clay Playground, and now Arcilla Playground, the Spanish word for "clay"!

Parks Events

Concert Calendar

Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.


Today's fact about New York

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: 102Β°F on July 31, 1933
Record Low: 55Β°F on July 27, 1920

Weather for the week ahead:
Possible drizzle on Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures falling to 84Β°F next Saturday.

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

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