We like records. True, we like the kind they call LP's that are the format of choice for old jazz recordings, and good white label grooves, but we also like records of the "unsurpassed measurement" type (thank you dictionary.com). The most recent local records of note that were broken according to our local NOAA office in Upton, NY
Central Park: May 15, 2004 - A record rainfall of 1.16 inches was recorded breaking the old record of 1.14 inches in 1898.
Laguardia Airport: May 15, 2004 - A record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded breaking the old record of 87 set in 1951.
JFK Airport: May 29, 2004 - A record rainfall of 1.01 inches was recorded breaking the old record of 0.71 inches set in 1984
Newark Airport: June 9, 2004 - A record high temperature of 97 degrees was recorded breaking the old record of 96 set in 1993.
Sometimes Gothamist longs for the days when everything was about being the fastest to run down the block, or being the first to finish a test, or holding your breath the longest (not recommended unless you want to pass out in science class). Records were made to be broken, even the weird ones like " fastest crossing of the English Channel in an amphibious car", backwards running, the longest continuous casino poker game, or even the oldest parachuter (no it's not Bush). And these were all just this week...