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NYC Daily Roundup: Yankees sign Aaron Boone to new deal, FDA likely to approve booster mix-and-match and more for 10/19

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Hello, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19 and this is the latest edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best place to catch up with the latest happenings around our great city.

Today's edition features New York Yankees news (sorry Mets fans), an update on what COVID-19 booster shot is right for you and a transit update if Grand Central Terminal is part of your daily commute.

Learn more about the above topics here:

1.) Aaron Boone to remain as Yankees skipper, signs three-year deal

Well, much to the chagrin of some Yankees fans, Aaron Boon signed a new deal that will keep him with the club until at least 2024, with a club option in the contract for 2025, the team announced Tuesday.

Boone joined the team in 2017 and holds a record of 328-218. Despite making the playoffs in each of his first four years with the team, they have failed to win a World Series — a title that has strayed from the Yankees since 2009.

“We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who possesses the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward,” owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement Tuesday. “As a team and as an organization, we must grow, evolve and improve. We need to get better. Period. I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to drawing on his intelligence, instincts and leadership in pursuit of our next World Series championship.”

2.) Mix-and-match of COVID-19 booster shots facing FDA approval

A decision on the mixing and matching of the COVID-19 booster shots provided by Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson could be made as early as this week. The announcement could be accompanied by the full approval of the Moderna and J&J COVID-19 shots as well, per ABC 7 NY.

If mix-and-match is approved, this could help with supply issues and make the booster more accessible to Americans despite what they received in their first and/or second doses.

3.) Brooklyn startup to bring bike storage units to Grand Central Terminal

Bike riders will have plenty of safe storage spaces to choose from at Grand Central Terminal thanks to the incoming installments of the Oonee unit, which is expected sometime in the next month.

The storage unit will have six spaces for bikers to leave their bikes, for free. It will replace the former taxi stands at 43rd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.

“Secure bike parking facilities have the potential to dramatically increase the range of New York’s subway and rail stations by making it easier for customers to bike to and from transit,” said Oonee founder Shabazz Stuart in a statement.

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