A Great Big City — New York City News, History, and Events

A Great Big City — New York City News, History, and Events

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🌆 New York City News, History, and Events from local news site A Great Big City


62: The Statue of Liberty Reopens and the Stonewall Anniversary
Jun 30 • 20 min
đŸ—Ŋ Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman
61: America’s First Roller Coaster and the Case of the Hollow Nickel
Jun 21 • 18 min
💰 Not everything is as it seems
60: Times Square, Bob Dylan, and the ASPCA
Apr 14 • 24 min
🚡 There’s no social distancing in a tram car
59: A Bleecker Street Getaway and Ground-Breaking for the Subway
Apr 3 • 25 min
🏙 How will the city be changed once the virus is gone?
58: Special Edition — The Coronavirus Hits The City
Mar 23 • 18 min
🙏 We’re all in this together
57: Coronavirus in NYC and Barbie Makes the Scene
Mar 4 • 22 min
🐂 Fearless Girl faces a bully
56: Coronavirus Updates and The Gates Open in Central Park
Feb 10 • 19 min
⛩ī¸ All is well
55: Quoth the Raven: Dial 917
Feb 1 • 19 min
đŸĻœ Stories of sky and sorrow
54: The FDNY’s Black Sunday and Captain Sullenberger Lands on the Hudson
Jan 23 • 24 min
🐀 Happy Lunar New Year!
53: Top New York City News Stories of 2019
Jan 1 • 28 min
📖 Tales of Auld York City
52: Widespread Flu and the Bernie Goetz Subway Shooting
Dec 21, 2019 • 26 min
Wash 👏 your 👏 hands 👏
51: Howard Stern Saves a New Yorker and Charging Bull Visits the Stock Exchange
Dec 6, 2019 • 25 min
☎ī¸ Who you gonna call?
50: Thanksgiving Parade Mishaps
Nov 23, 2019 • 23 min
🎈 Hold on to your hedgehog this holiday
49: Ellis Island Closes and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 12, 2019 • 27 min
🏀 Do you know how the Knicks got their name?
48: The True Horrors of New York City
Oct 30, 2019 • 17 min
đŸ•¯ī¸ Take a trip through the slimy, sickening side of the city
47: Halloween Events in NYC and the MAGA Bomber is Captured
Oct 25, 2019 • 25 min
🎃 Real life monsters
46: The Guggenheim Opens and the Busway is Buzzing
Oct 18, 2019 • 22 min
🌉 The city reaches out to New Jersey
45: Billboard Barges and the 14th Street Busway
Oct 12, 2019 • 18 min
🏎ī¸ Highway speeds drop as congestion pricing approaches
44: A Swim Around Manhattan and the Corey Lidle Plane Crash
Oct 5, 2019 • 20 min
🎉 Happy 9 years of AGBC
43: Occupy Wall Street Marches and Seized Bagels
Sep 29, 2019 • 20 min
🍩 You’ll have to make your own candy corn bagels this year
42: De Blasio Drops Out and Christmas in September
Sep 21, 2019 • 21 min
🎅 Santa Claus appears in the Sun
41: Other Early September Terror Attacks Against the City
Sep 13, 2019 • 20 min
😒 A horse-drawn bomb and a white male terrorist
40: The 1990s Murder That Made NYC Safer
Sep 6, 2019 • 19 min
A subway stabbing brings the city’s crime rate into public view
39: Rice Cooker Suspect Caught and the 2004 RNC Protests
Aug 24, 2019 • 14 min
🚨 NYPD officer fired for Eric Garner’s death
38: Rice Cooker Subway Scare and Cyclone Rider
Aug 16, 2019 • 17 min
đŸŽĸ The highs and lows of this week’s history
37: Buses Get Blocked and New Photos of Ground Zero
Aug 10, 2019 • 20 min
🚌 The wheels on the bus may someday go ‘round
36: Event Planner for the weekend of August 8th
Aug 7, 2019 • 9 min
☎ī¸ Some fun in the city for everyone
35: The Trump Tower Climber and a Subway Hero
Aug 3, 2019 • 16 min
🚨 NYPD recommends firing officer Pantaleo and Berkowitz is captured
34: Event Planner for August 1st through 4th
Jul 31, 2019 • 9 min
đŸŒŧ So many things to do and see!
33: Son of Sam Begins and a Plane Hits the Empire State Building
Jul 27, 2019 • 21 min
The record for the longest fall in an elevator
32: The Midtown Power Outage and Steam Explosions
Jul 19, 2019 • 19 min
☀ī¸ Summer heat is settling in
31: Manhattanhenge Sundown and the ‘77 Blackout
Jul 12, 2019 • 18 min
The second appearance of Manhattanhenge means summer’s already fading away 🌇
30: The Statue of Liberty Climber and the Central Park Explosion
Jul 5, 2019 • 18 min
This week in history: “Abolish ICE” and ice abolished
29: The Stonewall Uprising and a Bigfoot Blimp
Jun 28, 2019 • 18 min
The latest updates on the Midtown helicopter crash and remembering a fallen Pizza Hut blimp
28: A Hollow Nickel and Legal E-Bikes
Jun 20, 2019 • 23 min
The solstice approaches and mystery abounds
27: Manhattan Helicopter Crash and Vet Care for Homeless Pets
Jun 14, 2019 • 22 min
Details on the helicopter crash in Midtown and a truly “impossible” burger!
26: The High Line is Complete and a Tourist Floats Away
Jun 7, 2019 • 19 min
The history of a subway crash and the latest news on a terrorism arrest
25: Subway Stopper is Captured and Goats Go Green
May 29, 2019 • 17 min
Measles, Mopeds, and Manhattanhenge
24: De Blasio Declares and Manhattanhenge Dawns
May 23, 2019 • 22 min
The future’s so bright, the Mayor will need shades! (to safely view Manhattanhenge)
23: Terrorism Arrests, Hands Across America, and a Stan Lee Statue
May 17, 2019 • 16 min
Updates on this week’s news and this week in history
22: Marilyn Monroe, Wegmans in Brooklyn, Measles Outbreak Update
May 15, 2019 • 19 min
How many elephants does it take to break the Brooklyn Bridge? The world may never know…
21: Measles in New York, a Deadly Harlem Fire, and an Asteroid Impact
May 9, 2019 • 17 min
Protect yourself from the measles virus and also from hypothetical asteroid impacts
20: NYC Event Planner for the weekend of May 3rd
May 3, 2019 • 13 min
The best of what’s happening this weekend in music, festivals, street fairs, and parades!
19: A New Macy’s Tower, the Empire State Building, and Grant’s Tomb
Apr 26, 2019 • 22 min
News on some of the tallest buildings in the city and the bombing of a baby at Rockaway Point
18: The Etan Patz Investigation, Possible St. Patrick’s Arson is Stopped, and Subway Tokens Get Modernized
Apr 19, 2019 • 19 min
Learn about all that was happening on this week throughout New York history
17: Opening Day Baseball History in New York
Apr 14, 2019 • 14 min
Play ball! Some historic stadium openings and events from NY baseball history
16: Congestion Pricing, Blimp Disaster, and the Twin Towers
Apr 4, 2019 • 20 min
This week in New York history features a blackface minstrel song and contaminated candy
15: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Central Park Be-In, and East Village Gas Explosion
Mar 27, 2019 • 19 min
A disappearing house and a few other uplifting events shine through a generally dark week in New York history
14: Subway Groundbreaking, a Plywood Wall, and a Steamy Elevator
Mar 21, 2019 • 16 min
A subway story from both 1900 and 2019
13: Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s Last Neighborhood
Mar 15, 2019 • 12 min
Welcome to the city, Hudson Yards!
12: The City’s First Park, St. Patrick’s Day, and the East River Helicopter Crash
Mar 12, 2019 • 13 min
The history of Bowling Green and details on upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parades in NYC
11: Times Square is Bombed, a Movie Stunt Gone Wrong, and ‘Fearless Girl’ Takes a Stand
Mar 5, 2019 • 14 min
An unsolved bombing and a tragic ten-story fall, this week in New York history
10: Staten Island Builds a Wall, Trump is Voted Off, and Times Square Expands
Feb 25, 2019 • 13 min
The federal government will build a big, beautiful wall on Staten Island
9: Amazon Leaves New York, a World Trade Center Fire, and a Killer is Sentenced.
Feb 16, 2019 • 16 min
Amazon breaks up with NYC on Valentine’s Day, declaring HQ2 in LIC is DOA
8: The Beatles Meet NY, Empty Skyscrapers, and Travel Tips from 1977.
Feb 9, 2019 • 14 min
This week: The Beatles are welcomed to the city by screaming fans and the Concorde screams across the Atlantic Ocean on a record-setting trip
7: Thirteenth Avenue Becomes a Beach, NTSB Limo Investigation, and Staten Island Chuck.
Feb 5, 2019 • 12 min
At one time, there was a Thirteenth Avenue along the west side of Manhattan, and now the last piece of it will be preserved in a new city park!
6: Groundhog Day, The Raven is Published, and Waze Navigates the Tunnels.
Jan 30, 2019 • 10 min
Learn about New York’s various famous groundhogs, hear the first review of ‘The Raven’, and follow Waze underground on AGBC News episode 6!
5: Subway Car Problems, A Long-Distance Phone Call, and Ride a Lime
Jan 26, 2019 • 14 min
4: The 747 Takes Flight, Fraunces Tavern Bombing, and Government Shutdown Resources
Jan 23, 2019 • 12 min
3: Cleaner Food Carts, Lunar Eclipse, and a City of Millionaires.
Jan 20, 2019 • 9 min
2: Sullenberger Sails the Hudson, Tappan Zee Falls, and NYC Tourism Reaches New Heights
Jan 17, 2019 • 8 min
1: New Ferry Routes, a Pricey Penthouse, and the Miracle on the Hudson
Jan 15, 2019 • 7 min
History, news, and the concert calendar