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Top story this week has to be the blackout that hit west Manhattan. Coming 42 years to the day after the 1977 blackout from last week's show, this year's power outage was much less dramatic and lasted only a few hours. ConEd CEO John McAvoy described the failure of both the primary and backup protection systems at a power substation at 64th Street and West End Avenue, leading to power outages once the system was interrupted by a subsequent substation at 49th Street. Although the blackout wasn't caused by a spike in electricity usage, the heat is still on in the city, with daily high temps in the 90s. In response, cooling centers have been opened across the city in senior centers, public housing, and public libraries. On July 18th, Mayor de Blasio signed a local state of emergency that calls on city government buildings and all office buildings over 100 feet tall to conserve energy and set their thermostats no lower than 78Β°. Temperatures are set to rise and humidity will increase, leading to heat indexes over 100Β° before rain arrives on July 22nd. You can do your part by turning off your air conditioner when leaving your home and using public transportation instead of driving, which will keep the air quality clear during the heat wave. If you'll be opening your windows to get some ventilation, you can install safety devices called vent locks for sash windows or metal clips for sliding windows that make sure windows can't be forced all the way open from the outside. 5 years ago on July 17, 2014 β€” Eric Garner dies after being put in a chokehold by NYPD officers12 years ago on July 18, 2007 β€” A steam pipe explodes near Grand Central, sending debris flying and disrupting Midtown during evening rush hour1 year ago on July 19, 2018 β€” A steam pipe explodes near the Flatiron Building, causing a large crater outside 141 Fifth AvenueBe aware of your surroundings during this time of year, as two of city's steam explosions have happened during just this week in history. If you see any bulging pavement or steam escaping through cracks in the ground, stand clear and call 911 to report a dangerous condition. Citi Bike announced they will be expanding their coverage area over the next five years that will eventually triple the number of bikes to 40,000 and double the coverage to include the Bronx for the first time and further expand into Brooklyn and Queens.5 years ago on July 22, 2014 β€” Two Berlin artists replace the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with all-white replicas97 years ago on July 27, 1922 β€” The Hess family installs a mosaic at Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street marking what is probably the smallest plot of land in NYC7 years ago β€” Photos of the Derecho Storm Hitting New York City2 years ago β€” Top Five Subway Stations Ready for New Sponsored Names8 years ago on July 28th, Mars Bar's Demolition BeginsA Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website: Our fireworks page monitors the city's announcements of upcoming fireworks, lists them on our site, and automatically sends out a notification just before the fireworks begin, so that you can watch the show or prepare your pet for the upcoming sounds of explosions. Visit agreatbigcity.com/fireworks to see the full calendar and follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts Park of the dayFather Demo SquareParks EventsCelebrate Open Garden Day with the NYC Parks Department's Greenthumb program, where your local community gardens will open their doors and host fun events and information sessions.Concert CalendarThis is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:Robyn is playing The Barclay Center on Friday, July 19th.Khemmis and Cloak are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, July 19th.Acid Dad, Static Static, and The Values are playing Baby's All Right on Friday, July 19th.Billie Eilish is playing Radio City Music Hall on Friday, July 19th.25 Years of Mercury Lounge, The Mooney Suzuki, The Negatones, and The Realistics are playing Mercury Lounge on Friday, July 19th.Mal Blum and adult mom are playing Rough Trade NYC on Friday, July 19th.OzyFest, A R I Z O N A, John Legend, Miguel, and Tove Lo are playing Great Lawn on Saturday, July 20th.Saor, Falls of Rauros, and Wayfarer are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Saturday, July 20th.Coney Island Music Festival, Bane's World, jeanines, Los Wilds, Miranda and The Beat, The Advertisers, The Feelies, and The Mystery Lights are playing Stillwell Stage Coney Island on Saturday, July 20th.The Mooney Suzuki and The Realistics are playing Mercury Lounge on Saturday, July 20th.The MarΓ­as is playing The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, July 20th.The Marias is playing Bowery Ballroom on the Lower East Side on Saturday, July 20th at 8pm.GIMME RADIO PRESENTS Tomb Mold Superstition Ruin Lust Coagula!, Tomb Mold, Coagula, Ruin Lust, and Superstition are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Sunday, July 21st.JoJo Siwa with The Belles is playing Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills on Sunday, July 21st at 7pm.Twice is playing Prudential Center on Sunday, July 21st at 7pm.The Protomen and TWRP are playing Elsewhere on Monday, July 22nd.XXL Freshman Tour: XXL Freshmen is playing PlayStation Theater in Midtown on Monday, July 22nd at 8pm.Broadway Rising Stars is playing The Town Hall in Midtown on Monday, July 22nd at 8pm.Dead To A Dying World and Dead to a Dying World are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Tuesday, July 23rd.Godsmack with New Years Day is playing Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Tuesday, July 23rd at 8pm.Chase Atlantic is playing Webster Hall in Noho / Union Square on Tuesday, July 23rd at 8pm.Elvis Costello and The Imposters and Blondie, Elvis Costello and The Imposters, and Blondie are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Wednesday, July 24th.Summer Salt, Dante Elephante, and Motel Radio are playing Warsaw on Wednesday, July 24th.Wavves, Sharkmuffin, and SURFBORT are playing Industry City Courtyard on Wednesday, July 24th.JoJo Siwa with The Belles is playing Prudential Center on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm.Elvis Costello with Blondie is playing Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm.Iggy Azalea is playing Bowery Ballroom on the Lower East Side on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm.Michael Buble is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Wednesday, July 24th at 8pm.Kurt Vile, Cate le Bon, and Dinosaur Jr. are playing SummerStage NYC on Thursday, July 25th.John Mayer Summer Tour 2019 and John Mayer are playing Madison Square Garden on Thursday, July 25th.Imperial Teen, Liam Benzvi, and Macy Rodman are playing Baby's All Right on Thursday, July 25th.Kurt Vile is playing Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Midtown East on Thursday, July 25th at 6pm.Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Learn about New YorkHere's something you may not have known about New York: In 2016, the MTA's 6,418 subway cars traveled a total of 358,000,000 miles! WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 104Β°F on July 21, 1977 Record Low: 55Β°F on July 20, 1890 Weather for the week ahead: Rain today through Monday, with high temperatures peaking at 98Β°F on Sunday. Now that summer has arrived, so have warnings about high UV exposure: 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 with both UVA and UVB protection. OutroThanks for listening to A Great Big City. Follow along 24 hours a day on social media @agreatbigcity or email contact@agreatbigcity.com with any news, feedback, or topic suggestions. Subscribe to AGBC News wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, or Overcast, RadioPublic, Player FM, or listen to each episode on the podcast pages at agreatbigcity.com/podcast. If you enjoy the show, subscribe and leave a review wherever you're listening and visit our podcast site to see show notes and extra links for each episode.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
New York honored the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team for their fourth World Cup victory with a ticker-tape parade and a presentation at city hall on July 10th where each member of the team received a key to the city. The team has won 48 of its last 50 games played and has now won four of the eight total women's World Cups played. (According to the Department of Sanitation, 7 tons of paper were collected along the parade route and recycled after the ticker-tape parade.)Back in April on Episode 18 we talked about an attempted arson at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and now Marc Lamparello, the man charged in the attack, has been declared mentally unable to stand trial.7 years ago on July 5, 2012 β€” NYPD officer Brian Groves is shot while chasing a suspected drug dealer in a stairwell of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing on the Lower East Side2 years ago on July 5, 2017 β€” NYPD officer Miosotis Familia is killed while sitting in a police vehicle in Fordham Heights, Bronx12 years ago on July 9, 2007 β€” NYPD officer Russel Timoshenko is shot during a traffic stop in Crown Heights and dies five days laterThe Wall Street Bull may get some breathing room by next summer. In a Department of Transportation proposal, the area surrounding the narrow plaza at Bowling Green where the Charging Bull statue was placed in 1989 will be modified to be more pedestrian-friendly.Manhattanhenge July42 years ago on July 13, 1977 β€” A two-day blackout sweeps across the city23 years ago on July 17, 1996 β€” TWA Flight 800 explodes and crashes in Suffolk County after takeoff from JFK Airport, killing all 230 people on boardIf AGBC has kept you informed over the years, make a contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support, and if you're a local business, visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to view rates and learn more.AGBC is more than just a news website: Our fireworks page monitors the city's announcements of upcoming fireworks, lists them on our site, and automatically sends out a notification just before the fireworks begin, so that you can watch the show or prepare your pet for the upcoming sounds of explosions. Visit agreatbigcity.com/fireworks to see the full calendar and follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts Park of the dayJennings ParkParks EventsFind a new viewing location for the upcoming Manhattanhenge by leaving Manhattan! There will be a unique perspective available across the East River in Hunters Point Park. Located in south Long Island City along the coastline, the new park offers a view straight across the water to 34th Street, giving a view of the entire Manhattan skyline with the sun glowing from within. Plan to arrive at the park early, as Manhattanhenge only shines for a short amount of time just before sundown at 8:21pm, and visit the AGBC Manhattanhenge page for more viewing locations β€” LIC Henge 2019Concert CalendarHere's the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:The Psychedelic Furs, Dear Boy, and James are playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Friday, July 12th.Heize US and Canada Tour 2019, Heize, and ν—€μ΄μ¦ˆ are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, July 12th.Charly Bliss is playing The Bowery Ballroom on Friday, July 12th.Freezepop and Nullsleep are playing Mercury Lounge on Saturday, July 13th.The Weeks is playing Baby's All Right on Saturday, July 13th.Marissa Nadler and Wild Pink are playing City Winery on Saturday, July 13th.Jennifer Lopez with World of Dance is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Saturday, July 13th at 8pm.Nick Murphy with Beacon is playing Brooklyn Steel in Greenpoint on Saturday, July 13th at 8pm.Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Sunday, July 14th.Public Practice and The Ritchie White Orchestra are playing Our Wicked Lady on Sunday, July 14th.Lynyrd Skynyrd with Hank Williams Jr. is playing Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills on Sunday, July 14th at 6pm.Lohai is playing Brooklyn Bowl in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, July 14th at 8pm.Chai and Bodega are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday, July 15th.Legion of Skanks Podcast and Francis Ellis are playing The Stand on Monday, July 15th.Sad Summer, State Champs, Mayday Parade, The Maine, and The Wonder Years are playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Tuesday, July 16th.David Allan Coe is playing Sony Hall on Tuesday, July 16th.Coyle Girelli and Riley Pinkerton are playing Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, July 16th.New York FactHere's something you may not have known about New York: Central Park's Great Lawn was originally a reservoir of fresh water for city's water supply system. In 1931, it was filled in with material excavated from Rockefeller Center and the Eighth Avenue subway WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 102Β°F on July 15, 1995 Record Low: 54Β°F on July 13, 1888 Weather for the week ahead: Light rain on Thursday and next Friday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 85Β°F on Monday. Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Manhattanhenge music by Anonymous420
Moving the Fourth of July fireworks back to the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time since 2014 went off without any problems, although it did leave a few flames burning on the bridge after the fireworks were finished. It seemed to be the smoldering remains of the fireworks casings or leftover chemicals and not the infrastructure of the bridge itself. The FDNY fireboats stationed in the East River made quick work of the flames, holding back from using the full force of their water cannons so as not to damage the bridge. This was the 43rd annual Macy's fireworks display.From the editor: A Great Big City will no longer publish to Facebook1 year ago on July 4, 2018 β€” A woman climbs the Statue of Liberty pedestal, causing Liberty Island to be evacuated and canceling many midday Fourth of July toursIt's been three years now since a tourist stepped on an explosive device in Central Park, and police have no new leads into where the device came from or its intention. If you have any information or photos from that day, contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (1-800-577-8477), via text message at CRIMES (274637), or via online form. In 2017, the NYPD and ATF increased the reward for potential leads to $40,000. 33 years ago on July 7, 1986 β€” A man with a sword attacks Staten Island ferry passengers8 years ago on July 7, 2011, we were tracking the first seasonal case of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus being detected in the region. According to data collected by the CDC, July begins the active season for West Nile infections, which are spread via mosquito bites, so now is the time to be prepared and protect yourself from mosquitoes if you will be outside. If you'll be traveling overseas, take special precaution to avoid mosquito bites, and consider a vaccination against diseases that are common in the areas where you will be traveling. If you're staying in the city, you can even do your part by calling 311 with a report of standing water, defined as a place on public or private property where water gathers and remains for more than five days, creating a habitat where mosquitoes may breed. 108 years ago on July 9th, 1911, the New York Times described how a streak of hot weather, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees during the beginning of July 1911, made it difficult to transport ice from insulated storage warehouses to the "Greeks and Italians who have little ice depots in convenient basements", where people found it more convenient than waiting for the ice delivery wagons.Special honor goes out this week in recognition of Alelia Murphy, who will celebrate her 114th birthday on July 6th in Harlem. She is believed to be the oldest living American. Ms. Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905 and has lived in Harlem since the 1920s.A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website: Our fireworks page monitors the city's announcements of upcoming fireworks, lists them on our site, and automatically sends out a notification just before the fireworks begin, so that you can watch the show or prepare your pet for the upcoming sounds of explosions. Visit agreatbigcity.com/fireworks to see the full calendar and follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts Park of the dayThe 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 EventsCentral 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 CalendarThis is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:Morningside Lane, Mike Lawlor Banned, and Space Junk is Forever are playing FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge on Friday, July 5th.KCON NEW YORK 2019, ATEEZ, EVERGLOW, IZ*ONE, NU'EST, THE BOYZ, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER are playing Madison Square Garden on Saturday, July 6th.Summer School: Jonny Couch and GRITS. Outdoor Patio Show!, Jonny Couch, and grits. are playing Hard Times Christmas Liquors at the Sunset Bar on Saturday, July 6th.Dirty Bass is playing Schimanski in Williamsburg on Saturday, July 6th at 9pm.KCON 2019 NEW YORK, AB6IX, fromis_9, (G)I-DLE, Seventeen, SF9, and VERIVERY are playing Madison Square Garden on Sunday, July 7th.Got Ice Summer Fete is playing Knockdown Center in Maspeth on Sunday, July 7th at 2pm.Anberlin with I The Mighty is playing Irving Plaza in Noho / Union Square on Sunday, July 7th at 7pm.Legion of Skanks Podcast, Joe List, and Mark Normand are playing The Stand on Monday, July 8th.Los Campesinos! and Nervous Dater are playing Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, July 9th.Surfaces (16+) is playing Mercury Lounge in Lower East Side on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm.Earth, Wind & Fire are playing Beacon Theatre in Upper West Side on Tuesday, July 9th at 8pm.Dar Williams and Susan Werner are playing City Winery on Wednesday, July 10th.Earth, Wind & Fire are playing Beacon Theatre in Upper West Side on Wednesday, July 10th at 8pm.Jason Mraz with Ripe is playing The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Wednesday, July 10th at 8pm.Alana Davis is playing Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, July 11th.CHVRCHES and Charly Bliss are playing Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, July 11th.MajorStage Presents: Live Hip Hop @ The Paper Box (Late Show), Dylie Dollas, and EMO-G are playing The Paper Box on Thursday, July 11th.Billy Joel is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Thursday, July 11th at 8pm.CHVRCHES with Charly Bliss is playing Radio City Music Hall in Midtown on Thursday, July 11th at 8pm.Operators (18+) is playing Bowery Ballroom in Lower East Side on Thursday, July 11th at 8pm.Soulive (21+) is playing Brooklyn Bowl in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, July 11th at 8pm.The Psychedelic Furs, Dear Boy, and James are playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Friday, July 12th.Charly Bliss is playing The Bowery Ballroom on Friday, July 12th.Kevin Johansen (21+) is playing Mercury Lounge in Lower East Side on Friday, July 12th at 6pm.Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.New York FactHere's something you may not have known about New York: Penn Station is the busiest rail station in North America, seeing over 500,000 passengers per day WeatherThe 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. Thanks for listening to A Great Big City. Follow along 24 hours a day on social media @agreatbigcity or email contact@agreatbigcity.com with any news, feedback, or topic suggestions. Subscribe to AGBC News wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, or Podcast Addict, TuneIn Radio, Spotify, or listen to each episode on the podcast pages at agreatbigcity.com/podcast. If you enjoy the show, subscribe and leave a review wherever you're listening and visit our podcast site to see show notes and extra links for each episode.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
In a preliminary report, the NTSB has released details this week on the June 10th crash of a helicopter atop the AXA Equities building in Midtown.New measles cases continue to decrease as the city's outbreak continues. In the latest data, there have been just 16 new cases reported in June 2019, down from highs in March and April of around 170 new cases per month. Combined with the outbreak in Rockland County, New York State continues to make up the largest percentage of the nationwide total, which, at 1,077 cases, has now surpassed numbers last seen 27 years ago and has become the largest outbreak seen since the disease was declared eliminated in the year 2000. As a comparison, there were only 86 cases of measles reported nationwide in 2016. 50 years ago on June 28, 1969 β€” Tensions between police and the gay community boil over into a revolt during an overnight raid on the Stonewall Inn β€” View the full schedule of the WorldPride Festival during June and plan for the Pride parade, coming up on June 30th. The parade will step off at Madison Square Park, march down Fifth Avenue and across to Stonewall, then north up Seventh Avenue to end at 23rd Street.36 years ago on June 28, 1983 β€” Eight men are arrested in a $1.5 million gold heist2 years ago on June 30, 2017 β€” A doctor opens fire at Bronx-Lebanon hospitalThe first issue of the Illustrated Daily News is published, which would become the modern-day New York Daily News. 33 years ago on July 3, 1986 β€” The opening ceremony of Liberty Weekend begins four days of celebrations around the Statue of Liberty's 100th anniversary and reopening after an extensive renovation β€” The blimp race above the Hudson would be replicated 25 years later.The Pizza Hut blimp crashes onto 410 West 53rd StreetThis year's Fourth of July fireworks will be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge, and not just from barges in the river.A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website: It also automatically checks MTA data before morning rush hour and sends out notifications if there are delays on any subway lines, LIRR or MetroNorth trains, and bridges and tunnels. Follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts. Park of the dayPark Avenue Malls (59th Street)Parks EventsFreshkills Park Open Hours β€” Date: June 30, 2019Concert CalendarThis is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:LadyLand Festival, Allie X, bottoms, Clara 3000, COI LERAY, Dorian Electra, FEE LION, Gossip, Honey Dijon, and HU DAT are playing The Brooklyn Mirage on Friday, June 28th.Screaming Females and Swearin' are playing Industry City Courtyard on Friday, June 28th.Astronoid and Infinity Shred are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, June 28th.Liz Phair, Caroline Rose, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday, June 29th.Adam's Atoms, Bitters and Distractions, New Lives, Sharp Violet, Steve and the Not Steves, and Stugots are playing Buckley's on Saturday, June 29th.Wreckless Eric is playing Union Pool on Sunday, June 30th.Lithics and the wants are playing Union Pool on Sunday, June 30th.The Rock and Roll Playhouse with Karina's Funk Revue For Kids are playing Brooklyn Bowl β€” 61 Wythe Avenue β€” Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, June 30th at 12pm.NYC Pride Island is playing Pier 97 β€” Hudson River Greenway at W 57th Street β€” West Village on Sunday, June 30th at 2pm.Tini & DeWalta is playing Knockdown Center β€” 52-19 Flushing Avenue β€” Maspeth on Sunday, June 30th at 2pm.Black Label Society (18+) is playing Bowery Ballroom β€” 6 Delancey Street β€” Lower East Side on Sunday, June 30th at 6pm.Guaco is playing Irving Plaza β€” 17 Irving Place β€” Noho / Union Square on Sunday, June 30th at 7pm.Bathiya with Santhush is playing St. George Theatre β€” 35 Hyatt Street β€” St. George / Tompkinsville on Sunday, June 30th at 7pm.Phony Ppl (18+) is playing Mercury Lounge β€” 217 East Houston Street β€” Lower East Side on Sunday, June 30th at 7pm.Hillsong United with Amanda Cook are playing Madison Square Garden β€” 4 Pennsylvania Plaza β€” Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Tuesday, July 2nd at 7pm.New Kids on the Block with Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Debbie Gibson, and Tiffany are playing Prudential Center β€” 25 Lafayette Street β€” on Tuesday, July 2nd at 7pm.Anberlin is playing Irving Plaza β€” 17 Irving Place β€” Noho / Union Square on Saturday, July 6th at 7pm.Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Today's fact about New YorkHere's something you may not have known about New York: In June 2018, Citi Bike riders took an average of 65,098 rides per day, with each bike making about 6.2 trips per day WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 103Β°F on July 3, 1966 Record Low: 52Β°F on June 29, 1888 Weather for the week ahead: Possible light rain next Thursday, with high temperatures peaking at 93Β°F on Saturday. Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
No new information on the Midtown helicopter crash as the NTSB continues their investigation, but the incident has stoked local officials to criticize the conditions that led to the crash: Carolyn Maloney, the Congressmember who represents the district where the helicopter came down renewed her calls for private transit and tourism helicopter flights to be banned over the city. After a deadly helicopter crash atop the Pan Am building helipad in 1977, flights to helipads in Manhattan were banned, but no new restrictions have been put in place despite multiple deadly crashes around Manhattan by helicopters and small planes. In a statement on Representative Maloney's web site, she says: "We cannot rely on good fortune to protect people on the ground. It is past time for the FAA to ban unnecessary helicopters from the skies over our densely packed urban city. The risks to New Yorkers are just too high." Senator Chuck Schumer also called on the FAA to require helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, and cited years of recommendations from the NTSB that the FAA should mandate flight data and cockpit voice recorders. Schumer noted how the lack of flight data will now impede the investigation. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand added: "After last week’s helicopter crash in midtown, the FAA should immediately reconsider the recommendations federal transportation safety investigators have urged since 2011 and take steps now to implement these basic safety features. Flight data recorders provide critical information to help prevent future crashes, and I urge the FAA to act quickly to ensure black boxes are in every helicopter." A memorial service was held for the helicopter pilot, Tim McCormack, in Poughkeepsie, NY. A young boy entered a real-life spy thriller 66 years ago on June 22, 1953 in The Case of the Hollow Nickel β€” If you're looking to pass along some secrets of your own, you can order a modern-day hollow nickel on Amazon designed to hide a MicroSD memory card or an accurate replica of the 1953 hollow nickel from spy-coins.com.This week finally brought the sad confirmation that a swimmer has been found dead after going missing during a race in the Hudson River. Renowned AIDS researcher, Charles van der Horst, had been competing in the Eight Bridges Hudson River Swim, a 120-mile, week-long competition that was scheduled from June 8th to June 15th, with swimmers covering about 17 miles per day between Hudson River bridges. On Friday, June 14th, Charles had disappeared beneath the water near the George Washington Bridge and did not resurface. His disappearance occured at the end of that day's swim, which had begun 15.7 miles away at the Tappan Zee Bridge. The Coast Guard and NYPD boats began searching immediately, but it wasn't until four days later that his body was discovered near Fort Tyron, north of the GWB. In a statement from the van der Horst family, Charles is described as living life to the fullest and will be remembered for his work in social justice and in the medical field. He immigrated to the United States as an infant from the Netherlands, and was the son of a Holocaust survivor. As a professor of medicine, he provided care to HIV/AIDS patients, contributed meaningful research concerning the diseases, and volunteered at a free clinic after his retirement. When Charles disappeared, he was under the watch of safety crew in kayaks following each swimmer, and another participant describes the extreme care taken to ensure the safety of each swimmer, so it was unclear how this tragedy took place.Last week I told you about the very first roller coaster that was modeled after a mine cart, but 92 years ago on June 26, 1927, The Coney Island Cyclone wooden roller coaster opens to the publicA baby doll wearing a "Crawling Dead" t-shirt was realistic enough to be officially pronounced dead by first responders after an early-morning 911 call on June 18th. A jogger spotted the horrifying scene of a baby lying face-down in the grass at 215th Street and 35th Avenue in Bayside, Queens and police quickly arrived to seal off a crime scene. It wasn't until hours later that officials announced it was actually realistic doll that they had earlier pronounced dead without physically inspecting it. In a statement, the FDNY described the doll as having "discoloration consistent with signs of prolonged death" as it was painted gray and blue to simulate loss of oxygen. Once the doll was physically inspected, the ruse became known, and the doll was found wearing a shirt that said "Crawling Dead", presumably a play on the classic horror film "The Walking Dead". The police have opened an investigation into who placed the doll and if it was intended as a prank. You may be able to get legal bike boost soon now that lawmakers have voted to legalize electric bikes and scooters statewide. Ride safe, and enjoy the freedom of being able to bike across the Williamsburg Bridge without showing up to your meeting covered in sweat! 44 years ago on June 24, 1975 β€” Eastern Air Flight 66 crashes on approach at JFK Airport, killing 113 peopleThere won't be a new tower rising up between NYCHA houses as the city scrapped a plan this week that would have begun the first proposed building in their 50/50 project.A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website: Our fireworks page monitors the city's announcements of upcoming fireworks, lists them on our site, and automatically sends out a notification just before the fireworks begin, so that you can watch the show or prepare your pet for the upcoming sounds of explosions. Visit agreatbigcity.com/fireworks to see the full calendar and follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts Park of the dayCharlton Garden β€” EAST 164th and Cauldwell Avenue in Morrisania in the Bronx β€” This garden honors the heroism of Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton.Parks EventsSummer Solstice Celebration β€” Date: June 21, 2019If you've got Coney Island on your mind, don't miss the 37th Annual Mermaid Parade β€” Saturday, June 22, 2019Concert CalendarTank and the Bangas / Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Tank and the Bangas, and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Thursday, June 20th.Liturgy, Luminous Vault, lutkie, and M. Lamar are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday, June 20th.The Lonely Island is playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Friday, June 21st.Skankfest NYC and Legion of Skanks Podcast are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Friday, June 21st.Calexico and Iron and Wine / Adia Victoria, Calexico, Adia Victoria, and Iron and Wine are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday, June 21st.AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, and Andy Cohen are playing Beacon Theatre on Friday, June 21st.Titus Andronicus are playing Rough Trade NYC on Friday, June 21st.Alt 92.3 Summer Open, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sharon Van Etten, The Lumineers, and The Revivalists are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, June 22nd.Punk Island 2019, Abrupt, All Torn Up!, Alouth, Anxious? Anxious!, Babe Patrol, Bethlehem Steel, Bigspender, Bint, and Bushies are playing Randalls Island Park on Saturday, June 22nd.Frank Iero and The Future Violents, Frank Iero And The Future Violents, and Reggie and the Full Effect are playing Rocks Off Concert Cruise on Saturday, June 22nd.Skankfest NYC and Legion of Skanks Podcast are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, June 22nd.Jawbox and LAPΓͺCHE are playing Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, June 22nd.Culture Abuse, Dare, Lil Ugly Mane, Tony Molina, and Young Guv are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, June 22nd.Bambi kino is playing Union Pool on Saturday, June 22nd.ALT 92.3's Summer Open: The Lumineers with The Revivalists and Sharon Van Etten and Catfish and The Bottlemen are playing Forest Hills Stadium β€” 1 Tennis Pl β€” Forest Hills on Saturday, June 22nd at 5pm.Diana Ross is playing Radio City Music Hall β€” 1260 6th Avenue β€” Midtown on Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm.The Lonely Island is playing Kings Theatre β€” 1027 Flatbush Avenue β€” Ditmas Park / Flatbush on Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm.Camilo Sesto is playing United Palace Theatre β€” 4140 Broadway β€” Hudson Heights on Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm.Regina Spektor is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre β€” 205 West 46th St. β€” Midtown on Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm.Jackson Browne is playing Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 23rd.ALT 92.3 Summer Open Day 2, The Head and the Heart, Chris Carrabba, Fitz and the Tantrums, Smith and Thell, and Young the Giant are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Sunday, June 23rd.Skankfest NYC and Legion of Skanks Podcast are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Sunday, June 23rd.The Ocean Blue and Suburban Living are playing Rough Trade NYC on Sunday, June 23rd.The Head and the Heart with Fitz and the Tantrums, Young The Giant, and Chris Carrabba are playing Forest Hills Stadium β€” 1 Tennis Pl β€” Forest Hills on Sunday, June 23rd at 5pm.Dead & Company is playing Citi Field β€” 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue β€” North Corona / Flushing Meadows on Sunday, June 23rd at 7pm.Jackson Browne with Lucius is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm.Lady Gaga at the Apollo Theater and Lady Gaga are playing Apollo Theater on Monday, June 24th.slayyyter, Robokid, and Umru are playing Elsewhere on Monday, June 24th.Pelican, Cloakroom, and Planning for Burial are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Monday, June 24th.Jackson Browne with Lucius is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Monday, June 24th at 8pm.Regina Spektor is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Tuesday, June 25th.Regina Spektor is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre β€” 205 West 46th St. β€” Midtown on Tuesday, June 25th at 8pm.Foxwarren and Hannah Cohen are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, June 26th.Jackson Browne with Lucius is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Wednesday, June 26th at 8pm.Joey Dosik/ Kat Wright, Joey Dosik, and Kat Wright are playing Industry City Courtyard on Thursday, June 27th.GOT7 is playing Prudential Center β€” 25 Lafayette Street β€” on Thursday, June 27th at 7pm.LadyLand Festival, Allie X, bottoms, Clara 3000, COI LERAY, Dorian Electra, FEE LION, Gossip, Honey Dijon, and HU DAT are playing The Brooklyn Mirage on Friday, June 28th.Screaming Females and Swearin' are playing Industry City Courtyard on Friday, June 28th.Astronoid and Infinity Shred are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, June 28th.Masters of Ceremony with 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg and DMX and The Lox are playing Barclays Center β€” 620 Atlantic Avenue β€” Boerum Hill on Friday, June 28th at 8pm.Liz Phair, Caroline Rose, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday, June 29th.Adam's Atoms, Bitters and Distractions, New Lives, Sharp Violet, Steve and the Not Steves, and Stugots are playing Buckley's on Saturday, June 29th.Wreckless Eric is playing Union Pool on Sunday, June 30th.Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Today's fact about New YorkHere's something you may not have known about New York: JFK Airport was previously called "Idlewild Airport" in reference to the golf course it replaced, but it had also been named Major General Alexander E. Anderson Airport and New York International Airport before 1963 WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 100Β°F on June 26, 1952 Record Low: 49Β°F on June 20, 1914 Weather for the week ahead: Rain through Tuesday, with high temperatures rising to 86Β°F next Thursday. Saturday and Sunday will be clear to partly cloudy with highs in the 80s. Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Hollow Nickel music: 'Abby as in Abigail' episode of 'I Was a Communist for the FBI' from June 17, 1953
(0:49) Top story this week is the second helicopter crash within the past month, this time atop a building in Midtown. The FAA confirms that Timothy McCormack was not licensed to fly in bad weather because he was not "instrument rated", meaning that he was not qualified to fly a helicopter using only the instrument panel and was only certified to fly in good weather when visibility was greater than 3 miles. If you saw anything that day or have photos or video of the crash, email witness@ntsb.gov(3:45) 34 years ago on June 12, 1985 β€” A teen and his brother attempt to rob a plainclothes police officer near Morningside Park, leading the officer to shoot and kill one of them(4:50) 4 years ago on June 13, 2015 β€” Three attempted terrorists are arrested in a pressure-cooker bomb plot(6:22) Coming up this Saturday, June 15th: A coalition of organizations are holding a clinic for people experiencing homelessness and their pets.(7:51) Turns out a Burger King in Brooklyn was taking the idea of an Impossible Burger a bit too literally! (9:01) If you're headed to Governors Island this summer, see if you can hitch a ride on a brand-new ferry boat that will go into weekend service beginning on June 15th. The new ship, called the Governors 1, was built by Rhode Island-based Blount Boats, and can carry up to 400 passengers per trip from Lower Manhattan to Governors Island. The first trip of the new 132-foot-long ferry will leave at 10:20am from the Battery Maritime Building at South Street and Broad Street on Saturday, June 15th.(9:36) 36 years ago on June 11, 1983 β€” A man jumps to his death from the Empire State Building observation deck, the second person to do so within two weeks.(10:42) 2 years ago on June 10, 2017 β€” Area code 332 becomes active to begin supplementing the dwindling amount of available 212 and 646 numbers. Phone calls in Mandarin are a scam targeting cities with large Chinese populations (12:22) 122 years ago on June 15, 1897 β€” A fire sweeps through Ellis Island's wood buildings(13:01) 135 years ago on June 16, 1884 β€” America's first rollercoaster opens in Coney Island(15:05) It's hard to believe it's been seven years since the Space Shuttle arrived in New York, but check the links in the show notes to see Video from April 2012 of the Space Shuttle arriving in New York aboard its special Boeing 747 transport vehicle and a Time-Lapse Video from June 12, 2012 of the Space Shuttle Enterprise Being Lifted Onto the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier's Flight Deck, where you can now view an entire exhibition about the journey the shuttle took to reach New York. A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website β€” It also automatically checks MTA data before morning rush hour and sends out notifications if there are delays on any subway lines, LIRR or MetroNorth trains, and bridges and tunnels. Follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts.Park of the dayDeRosa–O'Boyle Triangle β€” Dewey Ave. bet. E. Tremont Ave. and Edison Ave., the Bronx β€” This triangle honors William Anthony DeRosa and Andrew O’Boyle, two Throgs Neck natives who were killed during World War II.Parks EventsFather's Day Classic Car Show β€” June 16, 2019Concert CalendarFeed Me and BlackGummy are playing Brooklyn Steel on Thursday, June 13th.The National and Courtney Barnett are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Thursday, June 13th.Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky, Annie Hart, and Russian Baths are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday, June 13th.Full of Hell, elizabeth colour wheel, and Primitive Man are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday, June 14th.Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Barclays Center on Friday, June 14th.MxPx, Rehasher, and Unwritten Law are playing Irving Plaza on Saturday, June 15th.Death Cab for Cutie and Jenny Lewis are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, June 15th.Church of Misery and Toke are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Saturday, June 15th.Deceased, Attacker, Ruthless and Eat Lead at Brooklyn Bazaar, Deceased, Attacker, Eat Lead, and Ruthless are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, June 15th.Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Barclays Center on Saturday, June 15th.Thompson Square is playing Meadowlands Racetrack β€” 1 Racetrack Drive β€” on Saturday, June 15th at 4pm.Death Cab for Cutie with Jenny Lewis is playing Forest Hills Stadium β€” 1 Tennis Pl β€” Forest Hills on Saturday, June 15th at 6pm.Ariana Grande are playing Barclays Center β€” 620 Atlantic Avenue β€” Boerum Hill on Saturday, June 15th at 8pm.James Chance and The Contortions, Ice Balloons, and James Chance are playing Our Wicked Lady on Sunday, June 16th.Wisin Y Yandel are playing Prudential Center β€” 25 Lafayette Street β€” on Sunday, June 16th at 7pm.DaBaby (16+) is playing PlayStation Theater β€” 1515 Broadway β€” Midtown on Sunday, June 16th at 8pm.Wu-Tang Clan is playing Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk β€” 3052 West 21st Street β€” Seagate on Sunday, June 16th at 8pm.Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 18th.Minuit Machine, Milliken Chamber, and silent em are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Tuesday, June 18th.JoJo Siwa with The Belles is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Tuesday, June 18th at 7pm.Ariana Grande are playing Madison Square Garden β€” 4 Pennsylvania Plaza β€” Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Tuesday, June 18th at 8pm.Soundgarden (21+) is playing Brooklyn Steel β€” 319 Frost Street β€” Greenpoint on Tuesday, June 18th at 8pm.A R I Z O N A and morgxn are playing Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, June 19th.Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, TOUR, Billie Eilish, and Denzel Curry are playing Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, June 19th.Ariana Grande - Sweetener World Tour, Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, June 19th.Kishi Bashi and TakΓ©nobu are playing Murmrr Theatre on Wednesday, June 19th.semaphore, Bonsai Trees, Stay Inside, and Synapses Firing are playing El Coretz on Wednesday, June 19th.Jason Isbell with Father John Misty is playing Prospect Park Bandshell β€” 95 Prospect Park West β€” South Slope on Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm.Ari Lennox (18+) is playing Bowery Ballroom β€” 6 Delancey Street β€” Lower East Side on Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm.Billie Eilish with Denzel Curry is playing Radio City Music Hall β€” 1260 6th Avenue β€” Midtown on Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm.Ariana Grande are playing Madison Square Garden β€” 4 Pennsylvania Plaza β€” Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Wednesday, June 19th at 8pm.Tank and the Bangas / Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Tank and the Bangas, and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Thursday, June 20th.Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Learn about New YorkHere's something you may not have known about New York: You may apply to ride along with NYPD officers during their shift if you are a New York resident and at least 18 years old β€” Visit the link in the show notes to the NYPD site to find out moreWeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 99Β°F on June 14, 1956 Record Low: 48Β°F on June 15, 1933 Weather for the week ahead: Rain throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 89Β°F on Monday. Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Roller coaster music: "Transit of Venus" (1883) by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band
24 years ago on June 5, 1995 β€” Just after 6am, a 'J' Train headed into Manhattan rear-ends an 'M' Train on the Williamsburg Bridge, killing the train operator and injuring 64 othersWith New York hosting the World Pride Festival in June and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots approaching at the end of the month, Police Commissioner O'Neill made a public statement on June 6th formally apologizing for the actions of the NYPD in 1969.10 years ago on June 8, 2009 β€” The first section of the High Line opens, from Gansevoort to 20th Street, 8 years ago on June 7, 2011 β€” The second section of the High Line opens from 20th to 30th Street, and this week, the final section has been opened, completing the park. On June 4th, a ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the final section, a small spur that extends to the east at 30th Street toward Tenth Avenue. This section of the High Line can safely be accessed now that construction on the eastern part of Hudson Yards has been completed, since the Spur of the High Line passes underneath one of the new buildings. After emerging from the building, the walkway opens up to a large plaza area above Tenth Avenue that will host a rotating selection of public art, with plans for more upcoming events to be held there. And, in case you were wondering: Although the other sections opened on June 8th, 7th, and 4th, The third section of the High Line, from 30th Street through the west side of Hudson Yards, wasn't able to open on a June date, and instead opened in September 2014. The number of new measles cases in the city continues to decrease, but cases nationwide in 2019 have surpassed the number last seen 25 years ago in 1994, with 971 reported cases as of May 30, 2019. New York still represents the majority of the yearly cases, but the outbreak in Brooklyn seems to have begun to slow. Within the city, there were only 17 new cases reported since May 29th, with Williamsburg, Boro Park, and Sunset Park being described as Neighborhoods with Ongoing Transmissions. New cases peaked in March and April, and have continued to decrease in May and June. You can view more information about measles at nyc.gov/doh or call 311 for information on where you or your child can get vaccinated against the disease. Some of the city's newest residents are moving back to upstate NY after losing their jobs! β€” Riverside Park Goats Sent Back To Farm3 years ago on June 9, 2016 β€” A British tourist floats for two hours in New York Harbor after a piece of Jersey City dock he was standing on breaks looseA man was arrested by the Joint Terrorism Task Force for planning to attack Times Square. NBC New York identifies the man as Ashiqul Alam, a 22-year-old resident of Jackson Heights, who had been under surveillance and stated a desire to attack Times Square, first suggesting grenades, but settling on firing a gun into the crowd. The FBI arrested Alam after he allegedly tried to buy guns with the serial numbers removed.22 years ago on June 12, 1997 β€” Sri Chinmoy creates the world's longest certified footrace, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, in Jamaica, Queens8 years ago on June 6th, 2011 β€” Video of Zelda the Battery Park Turkey. She survived the flooding of the park during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 only to be killed by a car in 2014 on South StreetA Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. Park of the dayPatrick O'Rourke Park β€” 12 Avenue in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn β€” Former site of a WWII victory garden where residents grew food, this park was renamed in 2003 for local resident Patrick O'Rourke, whose medical injury when he was a child impacted medical practice worldwide by drawing attention to the necessity of blood oxygen monitors.Parks Events2019 NYC Parks Pickleball Festival β€” June 8, 2019Concert CalendarGeographer and Manatee Commune are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Friday June 7th. The Marcus King Band is playing Brooklyn Bowl on Friday June 7th. Alexisonfire and Angel Du$t are playing Terminal 5 on Friday June 7th. Coheed and Cambria with Every Time I Die and Mastodon are playing Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk β€” 3052 West 21st Street β€” Seagate on Friday June 7th at 6pm. Empire of the Sun (16+) is playing Webster Hall β€” 125 East 11th Street β€” Noho / Union Square on Friday June 7th at 7pm. Local Natives with Middle Kids (16+) is playing Brooklyn Steel β€” 319 Frost Street β€” Greenpoint on Friday June 7th at 9pm. Alexisonfire and Drug Church are playing Terminal 5 on Saturday June 8th. Remo Drive, Slow Bullet, and Slow Pulp are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday June 8th. Frankie Cosmos and ian sweet are playing Industry City Courtyard on Saturday June 8th. Empire of the Sun (16+) is playing Webster Hall β€” 125 East 11th Street β€” Noho / Union Square on Saturday June 8th at 7pm. The Mavericks is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Saturday June 8th at 8pm. Anthony Santos is playing United Palace Theatre β€” 4140 Broadway β€” Hudson Heights on Saturday June 8th at 8pm. Machine Gun Kelly (16+) is playing PlayStation Theater β€” 1515 Broadway β€” Midtown on Saturday June 8th at 8pm. Alexisonfire is playing Terminal 5 β€” 610 W 56th St. β€” Hell's Kitchen / Midtown on Saturday June 8th at 8pm. Bobby is playing Kings Theatre β€” 1027 Flatbush Avenue β€” Ditmas Park / Flatbush on Saturday June 8th at 8pm. Beach House and Ed Schrader's Music Beat are playing Brooklyn Steel on Sunday June 9th. godmaker, Somnuri, Stonecutters, and Yatra are playing Sunnyvale on Sunday June 9th. India.Arie is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Sunday June 9th at 8pm. Beach House (16+) is playing Brooklyn Steel β€” 319 Frost Street β€” Greenpoint on Sunday June 9th at 8pm. Beach House and Ed Schrader's Music Beat are playing Brooklyn Steel on Monday June 10th. Tim McGraw with Jon Meacham is playing Beacon Theatre β€” 2124 Broadway β€” Upper West Side on Monday June 10th at 8pm. Beach House (16+) is playing Brooklyn Steel β€” 319 Frost Street β€” Greenpoint on Monday June 10th at 8pm. Spirit Adrift, Coagula, and High Command are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Tuesday June 11th. Pink Sweat$ (16+) is playing Webster Hall β€” 125 East 11th Street β€” Noho / Union Square on Tuesday June 11th at 7pm. The National and Courtney Barnett are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on Wednesday June 12th. The National with Courtney Barnett is playing Prospect Park Bandshell β€” 95 Prospect Park West β€” South Slope on Wednesday June 12th at 7pm. Feed Me and BlackGummy are playing Brooklyn Steel on Thursday June 13th. Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky, Annie Hart, and Russian Baths are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday June 13th. The National with Courtney Barnett is playing Prospect Park Bandshell β€” 95 Prospect Park West β€” South Slope on Thursday June 13th at 7pm. Full of Hell, elizabeth colour wheel, and Primitive Man are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday June 14th. Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Barclays Center on Friday June 14th. Death Cab for Cutie and Jenny Lewis are playing Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday June 15th. Church of Misery and Toke are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Saturday June 15th. Deceased, Attacker, Ruthless and Eat Lead at Brooklyn Bazaar, Deceased, Attacker, Eat Lead, and Ruthless are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday June 15th. Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Barclays Center on Saturday June 15th. James Chance and The Contortions, Ice Balloons, and James Chance are playing Our Wicked Lady on Sunday June 16th. Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Madison Square Garden on Tuesday June 18th. Minuit Machine, Milliken Chamber, and silent em are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Tuesday June 18th. A R I Z O N A and morgxn are playing Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday June 19th. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, TOUR, Billie Eilish, and Denzel Curry are playing Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday June 19th. Ariana Grande - Sweetener World Tour, Ariana Grande, Normani, and Social House are playing Madison Square Garden on Wednesday June 19th. Kishi Bashi and TakΓ©nobu are playing Murmrr Theatre on Wednesday June 19th. semaphore, Bonsai Trees, Stay Inside, and Synapses Firing are playing El Cortez on Wednesday June 19th. Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.New York FactHere's something you may not have known about New York: Roosevelt Island was named "Welfare Island" in 1921 after the Penitentiary Hospital located on the Island. It was renamed in honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1977 WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 99Β°F on June 4, 1925 Record Low: 45Β°F on June 3, 1929 Thanks for listening to A Great Big City. Follow along 24 hours a day on social media @agreatbigcity or email contact@agreatbigcity.com with any news, feedback, or topic suggestions. Subscribe to AGBC News wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, or Player FM, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, or listen to each episode on the podcast pages at agreatbigcity.com/podcast. If you enjoy the show, subscribe and leave a review wherever you're listening and visit our podcast site to see show notes and extra links for each episode.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
The Subway Emergency Brake Saboteur72 years ago on May 29, 1947 β€” United Flight 521 crashes during takeoff from LaGuardia AirportAirbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing DataThe city's number of measles cases have flattened out in data this week showing just 12 new cases since May 20th and 54 new cases in the month of May. This brings the total number of cases observed during the current outbreak to 535 within the city and 940 cases nationwide in 2019. As of May 24, there have been 122 summonses issued to individuals for failing to comply with the city health commissioner's public health emergency plan introduced in April, which required everyone within affected zip codes to show proof of vaccination. Although new cases have been seen in Sunset Park outside the initial Williamsburg cluster, the health commissioner is confident that the high vaccination rates in Sunset Park will prevent the disease from spreading. Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air as sick individuals cough or sneeze. The measles vaccination is included in MMR shots, standing for measles, mumps, and rubella, that contain a specially-weakened form of the virus that trains the body's immune system on how to defend against that virus in the future. For information on where to obtain a measles vaccination, call 311 or view information from the Department of Health at nyc.gov/doh.Manhattanhenge MayWeed may not be legal in NY, but some new residents have been spotted enjoying edibles in Riverside Park: The Riverside Park Conservancy brought in a pack of goats to do some weeding at the park. Back in the summer of 2018, a start-up company named Revel brough electric mopeds to the streets of Brooklyn, and this week, Revel announced they will be adding 1,000 more mopeds to their rental fleet.100 years ago on June 2, 1919 β€” A bomb explodes outside a judge's home at 151 East 61st Street, killing a night watchman143 years ago on June 1, 1876 β€” The Transcontinental Express leaves the New York area to attempt a record-breaking coast-to-coast train trip4 years ago on May 29, 2015: One World Observatory opens at the top of One World Trade CenterA Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website β€” It also automatically checks MTA data before morning rush hour and sends out notifications if there are delays on any subway lines, LIRR or MetroNorth trains, and bridges and tunnels. Follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts.Park of the dayDevanney Triangle β€” E. Burnside Ave. bet. Creston Ave. and G, the Bronx β€” Devanney Triangle is in the historic central Bronx neighborhood of Tremont, which includes the smaller neighborhoods of Claremont, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope. On February 1, 1888, the City of New York acquired the land that is now Devanney Triangle as a street by condemnation. Bounded by Burnside Avenue and Grand Concourse, Devanney Triangle opened as a small sitting park with a series of walkways, 12 benches, and 15 decorative trees and greenery, encompassed by a pipe rail fence.Parks EventsCity beaches opened last weekend, and now the countdown begins to the opening day of city's public pools. In one month, The Parks Department's free outdoor pools will open on Thursday, June 27. The city's 53 free pools will be open from 11am to 7pm, and the Parks Department even provides learn-to-swim programs and free sunscreen!Concert CalendarThe Distillers and Starcrawler are playing Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 29thWeyes Blood is playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, May 29thApocalyptica is playing Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 30thAnderson .Paak with Earl Sweatshirt and The Free Nationals and Thundercat are playing Madison Square Garden on Thursday, May 30thHippo Campus is playing the Warsaw in Greenpoint on Thursday, May 30thL7 and Le Butcherettes are playing Elsewhere on Friday, May 31stBikini Kill is playing Brooklyn Steel on Friday, May 31st and Terminal 5 on Saturday, June 1stTrade Wind, Only Sibling, and semaphore is playing Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday, May 31stKevin Morby and Sam Cohen are playing The Town Hall on Friday, May 31stAnthony Santos is playing United Palace Theatre in Hudson Heights on Friday, May 31stYanni is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Midtown on Friday, May 31stSoccer Mommy and Pom Pom Squad are playing the Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, June 1stSunflower Bean is playing the Mercury Lounge on Saturday, June 1stGlen Hansard is playing the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Saturday, June 1stTwenty One Pilots are playing the Barclays Center on Tuesday, June 4thDavid Gray is playing the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Tuesday, June 4thThanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Did you know?New York was the most populous state until the 1960s, and is now the fourth-most-populous state, behind California, Texas, and Florida WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 99Β°F on June 4, 1925 Record Low: 42Β°F on May 30, 1884 Weather for the week ahead: Rain through Thursday, with high temperatures rising to 84Β°F on Saturday.Thanks for listening to A Great Big City. Follow along 24 hours a day on social media @agreatbigcity or email contact@agreatbigcity.com with any news, feedback, or topic suggestions. Subscribe to AGBC News wherever you listen to podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Overcast, or listen to each episode on the podcast pages at agreatbigcity.com/podcast. If you enjoy the show, subscribe and leave a review wherever you're listening and visit our podcast site to see show notes and extra links for each episode.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Manhattanhenge music: "I Hate Him So Much" by Anonymous420
62 years ago on May 25, 1957 β€” South tube of the Lincoln Tunnel opens21 years ago on May 26, 1998 β€” The Supreme Court rules that the majority of Ellis Island belongs to New JerseyQuinnipiac poll results give de Blasio the lowest marks of any potential candidateThe Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be holding viewing sessions where you can look through a large telescope and learn about objects visible in the skies above the city. Stop by the Lincoln Center plaza on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th and also find them on the High Line in the Meatpacking District on Tuesday, May 28th. Manhattanhenge - Photography Tips and Viewing Locations β€” May 29 & 3089 years ago on May 27, 1930 β€” The Chrysler Building opens with a formal ceremony, but construction would not be complete until August 1930NYC Fleet Week 2019 from May 21st to 28th6 years ago on May 27, 2013 β€” Opening day of the Citi Bike system, with 332 stations and 6,000 bikes17 years ago on May 28, 2002 β€” Workers cut down the final piece of steel at Ground Zero, ending the clean-up effort after the September 11th attacks136 years ago on May 30, 1883 β€” Memorial Day visitors overcrowd a Brooklyn Bridge stairway and cause a stampede that kills 12 people and injures dozens moreThe city's public beaches will be opening on May 25th. Swimming is permitted 10am to 6pm as long as there is a lifeguard present and the area is not closed due to water quality or dangerous conditions. Visit the Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach (next to Coney Island), Rockaway Beach, Cedar Grove Beach (in Great Kills Park in Staten Island), Midland Beach and South Beach (in Staten Island), Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park), and Wolfe's Pond Beach (in Staten Island)A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website β€” Our fireworks page monitors the city's announcements of upcoming fireworks, lists them on site, and automatically sends out a notification just before the fireworks begin, so that you can watch the show or prepare your pet for the upcoming explosion sounds. Visit agreatbigcity.com/fireworks to see the full calendar and follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alertsPark of the dayAstoria Boulevard Concrete Triangle β€” A sad bit of property, this park is little more than a traffic island situated next to busy Astoria Boulevard. Sometime around 2011, the park lost its small trees, leaving only one surviving tree and four other square patches of grass amidst the concrete where other trees used to stand. Even more depressing, there are now 4x4 wooden posts in the patches of grass with a small Parks Department logo attached, marking where trees used to be planted as far back as the 1950s.Parks EventsWashington Square Park May Tour β€” May 25, 2019Concert CalendarMono and Emma Ruth Rundle are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, May 22nd.American Football and Pure Bathing Culture are playing Warsaw on Friday, May 24th.American Football and Pure Bathing Culture are playing Warsaw on Saturday, May 25th.Greta Van Fleet is playing Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, May 25th.Dr. Lonnie Smith and The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Lonnie Smith, and The Jazz Orchestra of the concertgebouw are playing Birdland on Saturday, May 25th.Cornucopia and BjΓΆrk are playing The Shed on Tuesday, May 28th.The Distillers and Starcrawler are playing Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 29th.Apocalyptica is playing Bergen Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 30th.Gov Ball After Dark and Jack Harlow are playing Baby's All Right on Thursday, May 30th.L7 and Le Butcherettes are playing Elsewhere on Friday, May 31st.Governors Ball Music Festival, 070Shake, Aaron Aye, Amber Mark, Bazzi, Best Coast, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, BROCKHAMPTON, and Calpurnia are playing Randall's Island Park on Friday, May 31st.Bikini Kill is playing Brooklyn Steel on Friday, May 31st.Trade Wind, Only Sibling, and semaphore are playing Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday, May 31st.Kevin Morby and Sam Cohen are playing The Town Hall on Friday, May 31st.Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Flasher, and RVG are playing Warsaw on Friday, May 31st.Bikini Kill is playing Terminal 5 on Saturday, June 1st.BjΓΆrk is playing The Shed in Hudson Yards on Saturday, June 1st.Soccer Mommy and Pom Pom Squad are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, June 1st.Sunflower Bean is playing the Mercury Lounge on Saturday, June 1st.Devastation On The Nation Tour 2019, Dark Funeral, Belphegor, Hate, Incantation, Nightmarer, and Vale Of Pnath are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Sunday, June 2nd.Twenty One Pilots is playing Barclays Center on Tuesday, June 4th.Gloryhammer and Γ†ther Realm are playing the Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 4th.Local Natives and Middle Kids are playing Brooklyn Steel on Thursday, June 6th.The Rural Alberta Advantage is playing the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, June 6th.Alexisonfire is playing Terminal 5 on Saturday, June 8th.Remo Drive, Slow Bullet, and Slow Pulp are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, June 8th.Frankie Cosmos and ian sweet are playing Industry City Courtyard on Saturday, June 8th.Beach House is playing Brooklyn Steel on Sunday, June 9th.Thanks for listening! Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.Today's fact about New YorkMobile food vendors and food trucks in the city are being outfitted with battery-powered location-sharing devices so the Department of Health can find them and conduct random inspections WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 96Β°F on May 22, 1941 Record Low: 39Β°F on May 24, 1963 Weather for the week ahead: Light rain on Thursday, with highs in the 80s for Sunday and Monday.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Manhattanhenge music: "I Hate Him So Much" by Anonymous420
Over the years, there have been three major terror arrests just the month of May, 8, 9, and 10 years ago: 8 years ago on May 11, 2011 β€” Two potential terrorists are arrested after acquiring weapons and expressing interest to attack city religious sites and the Empire State Building9 years ago on May 1, 2010 β€” Terrorist attempts failed Times Square car bombingand 10 years ago on May 20, 2009 β€” Four men are arrested in a terror plot to shoot down military planes and bomb Bronx synagoguesIn what was initially thought to be a real terrorist attack, 2 years ago on May 18, 2017 β€” A man high on PCP drives a car into pedestrians in Times SquareWe've been following the back-and-forth on Macy's plans for their flagship store in Herald Square, and this week the CEO confirmed to Bloomberg News that the company is moving forward with a plan to place a skyscraper on top of their existing landmarked store that was built in the early 1900s.108 years ago on May 23, 1911 β€” Opening ceremony for the main branch of the NY Public LibraryA Change.org petition aims to bring a statue of the comic book legend to NYC 136 years ago on May 24, 1883 β€” Opening day for the Brooklyn Bridge33 years ago on May 25, 1986 β€” Hands Across America takes place, forming a human chain from Battery Park in NYC to Long Beach, CaliforniaA Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website β€” To provide better information about what's going on in the city, AGBC watches FDNY data and automatically sends out an alert if a fire or emergency becomes a serious event, and posts that info to social media along with a map, the neighborhood name, and the nearest intersection, so that you know what is happening if you see smoke rising into the sky. Follow AGBC on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date everyday. Park of the dayCastle Hill Playground β€” Castle Hill Av and Parker St in Parkchester in the Bronx β€” This playground, like the adjacent school, takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood, Castle Hill. During the Revolutionary War, the Castle Hill area was owned by wealthy landowner and politician Gouverneur Morris Wilkins, who constructed a home at what is known today as Castle Hill Point.Parks EventsLearn the basics of canoeing at Harlem Meer in Central Park β€” New York is surrounded by water, but it can be intimidating to think of paddling in the Hudson. Take a lesson from the Urban Park Rangers in the calm waters of Harlem Meer at the northeast corner of Central Park, beginning at 11am on Sunday, May 19th. The event is free and open to all ages, but opportunities may fill up quickly, so arrive early. Concert CalendarGarbage, LCD Soundsystem, Mercury Rev, Phoebe Bridgers, The Messthetics, and Wye Oak are playing the Festival of Disruption at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, May 17th. The Dream Syndicate and 75 Dollar Bill are playing Mercury Lounge on Friday, May 17th. Mr Twin Sister and Ava Luna are playing the Warsaw on Friday, May 17th. Tacocat and Sammi Lanzetta are playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, May 17th. Uniform, Blame God, and Wear Your Wounds are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Friday, May 17th. Sidewalks and Skeltons are playing H0L0 on Friday, May 17th. BTS are playing MetLife Stadium on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th. Worriers and awakebutstillinbed are playing Baby's All Right on Sunday, May 19th. Juice WRLD and SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD are playing the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, May 20th. Chromatics, Desire, and In Mirrors are playing Brooklyn Steel on Monday, May 20th. Chromeo is playing Webster Hall on Monday, May 20th. Sum 41 are playing Gramercy Theater on Tuesday, May 21st. Chromatics and Holy Ghost are playing Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday, May 21st. Mono and Emma Ruth Rundle are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, May 22nd. American Football and Pure Bathing Culture are playing Warsaw on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th. Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.New York FactHere's something you may not have known about New York: The striped bass was declared the New York state marine or saltwater fish in 2006, in reference to their seasonal presence in the tidal portion of the Hudson River and coastal waters around Long Island WeatherThe extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 99Β°F on May 19, 1962 Record Low: 38Β°F on May 19, 1976 Weather for the week ahead: Rain today and Monday, with scattered showers tonight ending overnight, leading to a mostly dry and sunny weekend.Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
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