By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Happy Wednesday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to the NYC Daily Roundup, the best place to find your top local news for the day. On this partly sunny day, with a high of 75 degrees in store for the five boroughs, there is plenty to look forward to outside.
Before heading out to enjoy some natural sunlight, here are the top stories to know this Wednesday:
As New York City approaches the upcoming mayoral elections, the candidates are quickly reinforcing their campaign efforts in an attempt to secure victory on Nov. 2.
Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa took the time to take shots against Democratic nominee Eric Adams.
"Don't diminish me, don't say I have no chance. I've been David vs. goliath all my life," Sliwa said on Tuesday in Upper Manhattan. "He's in nightclubs at night, he's getting wined and dined in the Hamptons," Sliwa said about Adams.
"What I'm not going to do is participate in the antics. These are serious times," Adams said. The two are slated to meet in their first debate next Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New Yorkers will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine while heading to the movie theater in the city.
These six movie theaters will be a part of the pop-up vaccination effort, which kicks off this weekend, per ABC 7 NY:
- AMC Magic Johnson Harlem
- Regal Union Square
- Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas
- Regal UA Sheepshead Bay
- Regal A Kaufman Astoria
- Regal Bricktown Charleston
"Great movies coming out," de Blasio said. "I know a lot of us are excited James Bond is back, and we can go see him in the movie theater. You can get vaccinated, you can get the $100 incentive, and you can go to the movies. $100, that can buy you a lot of popcorn."
The Rink at Rockefeller Center will open on Saturday, Nov. 6, and tickets are currently available online. Once open, the rink's business hours are from 9 a.m. to midnight each day.
Admission prices will change, depending on when you are planning to visit. Prices begin at $20 and can go up to $54, not including the rental price for skates (you can bring your own) of $10.