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03May 21
Traveling This Summer? Bring A Mask

Traveling this summer? Bring a mask

People are eager to start traveling this summer after a year of lockdowns. To minimize the risk of COVID-19, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says travelers will need to wear a mask while on public transportation. That means anyone who is flying on an airplane will wear a mask while…

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30Dec 20
When Did The Times Square Ball First Drop?

When did the Times Square ball first drop?

It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition: watching the ball drop in New York City’s Time Square. It began in 1907. The city banned New York Times from doing their usual pyrotechnics and fireworks display. The Times needed something new. They hired Jacob Starr, a Ukrainian metalworker, to create a time…

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12Mar 20
The “Edge” Opens In New York City

The “Edge” opens in New York City

The tallest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere opened in March 2020. The deck itself is a spectacular sight. It juts out from the 100th floor of the Hudson Yards building in Manhattan. The glass enclosure allows people to see views of the city and beyond.

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