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March 15 in New York History


📝 On This Day 📝

Saturday, March 15, 1980 — 39 years ago

Saturday, March 15, 2008 — 11 years ago

A crane collapse kills seven at 303 East 51st Street. The crane was being lifted higher on the building when its attachment point broke loose, causing the crane to topple. Investigators suspected a $50 nylon strap may have begun the deadly chain of events.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The eastern half of Hudson Yards opens to the public, including the 'Vessel' sculpture. At a grand opening ceremony featuring Anderson Cooper and Sesame Street's Big Bird, Hudson Yards opens the mall and restaurant areas and the public gets their first chance to visit the plaza and the 'Vessel' sculpture, a 150-foot structure made of interconnecting stairways.


⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

8 years ago
What is the closest nuclear power plant to NYC?

7 years ago
Occupy Wall Street's #FightBAC Protest at Bank of America [photos]

3 years ago
Today in History: 'My Fair Lady' Comes to New York

One year ago
Mayor de Blasio Proposes State Law Changes to Target Dangerous Drivers

One year ago
NYC Announces New Ferry Names Chosen by City Schoolchildren

One year ago
NYPD Commissioner O'Neill Interviewed by Preet Bharara

2019
AGBC News Episode 13: Hudson Yards, Manhattan's Last Neighborhood


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 77°F in 1990
Record Low: 14°F in 1993


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