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The Ultimate Peekskill Rock: The 1992 Meteorite

From Wikipedia, knower of all things known:

The Peekskill meteorite is among the most historic meteorite events on record.[1] Sixteen separate video recordings document the meteorite burning through the Earth’s atmosphere, whereupon it struck a parked car in Peekskill, New York.[2] Peekskill is an H6 monomict breccia;[3] its filigreed texture is the result of the shocking and heating following the impact of two asteroids in outer space.[4] The meteorite is of the stony variety and approximately 20% of its mass is tiny flakes of nickel-iron.[5] When it struck Earth, the meteorite weighed 26 pounds (12 kg) and measured one foot in diameter. The Peekskill meteorite is estimated to be 4.4 billion years old.[6] The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast.

The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast. Numerous residents of PittsburghPhiladelphia and Washington D.C. described the “huge greenish fireball.”[7] The meteorite broke up over Kentucky and passed over West Virginia and Pennsylvania on its north-northeast trajectory before striking a parked 1980 red Chevy Malibu [see photo below] at approximately 7:50 pm EDT. After traveling through space at a cosmic velocity of 8.8 miles per second, the speed of the meteorite at impact had slowed to 164 miles per hour.[8]

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Peekskill meteorite

Take it away, Wikipedia: “Eighteen-year old Michelle Knapp, the car’s owner, heard the collision from inside her home. She later described the sound as “like a three-car crash”. Hurrying outside to investigate the noise, Knapp found her car smashed and the 26-pound meteorite, still warm and smelling of sulfur, beneath it.” Photo of Knapp and her meteored Chevy Malibu  by John Bortle.

Do you have a nice dress and brown hair? Someone has a crush on you.

Still from "Pickup on South Street" (1953)
Still from “Pickup on South Street” (1953)

From a Craigslist ad posted  Friday the 8th:

Brunette on Brown st. Peekskill – m4w (Brown st)
You were wearing a nice dress, wedges , shoulder length dark hair and walked down Brown st around 5:30 on Thursday. Then you went into the brick building
Very pretty

A Peekskill without poverty: community meeting August 8th

Poster: “Poverty and Civil Rights 50 Years Later.” Meeting on August 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the  Community Room, City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Ave. Organized by  Community Voices Heard.

Map: Peekskill residents with incomes below the poverty line; the highest rates are in purple. See all of the data.

Video: Fred Gillen, Jr., at the Peekskill Coffee House

Fred Gillen, Jr., is a regular at the Coffee House; bookmark his live show schedule for upcoming dates. For all shows, a $5-$10 donation is suggested, but, as he says, “do your best.” Currently on the list:

Friday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 28, 7 p.m.

Even sooner, he’s appearing at Peekskill’s Drum Hill Senior Living Community on Monday, August 11, at 7 p.m. And on Saturday, August 30, he’ll play the Peekskill Block Party—that’s at 7 p.m. on Division between Central and Main.

In the meantime, check out more of Gillen’s songs from his most recent Coffee House gig.

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The Peekskill Music Festival: All Day Today

There are events all day and into the night at the main stage on Central Avenue, the gorgeously renovated Paramount Hudson Valley theater,  the bountiful Birdsall House (where The Flynns are playing at 1 pm in the beer garden), and, of course, the coffee house.

Free shuttle buses from the train station! You’re gonna kick yourself if you miss it, and you’ll kick up your heels if you come. Download the official flyer for all the info.

Here are today’s Central Avenue and Paramount lineups (all free!), from the Paramount website:
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