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53 years ago on March 26, 1967 — Thousands of people gathered at Central Park's Sheep Meadow on Easter Sunday for one of the first hippie "be-ins" of the 1960s
5 years ago on March 26, 2015 — A gas explosion and fire destroys three buildings at Second Ave and St. Marks
57 years ago on March 28, 1963 — Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' Premieres in New York at the Palace Theater on Broadway
35 years ago on March 31, 1985 — The First WrestleMania is held at Madison Square Garden, featuring Mr. T and Hulk Hogan
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Park of the day
- Estella Diggs Park — 3436 3 AVENUE, the Bronx — Formerly known as Rocks and Roots Park, the park was named after Estella Diggs, the first African-American woman to represent the Bronx in the NY State Assembly.
Did you know?
Here's something you may not have known about New York:
- If the NYC population was spread out at the same density as Wyoming, it would cover nearly half of the lower 48 states
The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 84°F on March 21, 1921
Record Low: 10°F on March 21, 1885
Weather for the week ahead:
Rain on Monday through Friday.
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