26: The High Line is Complete and a Tourist Floats Away

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Park of the day

  • Patrick O'Rourke Park — 12 Avenue in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn — 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 Events

Concert Calendar

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New York Fact

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: 99°F on June 4, 1925
Record Low: 45°F on June 3, 1929

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

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