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NYC Daily Roundup: Sliwa & Adams prepare for final debate, climate protest shuts down FDR Drive and more news for 10/25

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Monday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome to the first NYC Daily Roundup of the week — the top place to kick the day off right and catch up with the most essential news stories for this Monday.

It is a cloudy day in the Big Apple, with some rain in store for the overnight hours beginning around 9 p.m.

Aside from the weather for the day, here's what you need to know this Monday:

1.) Early voting is underway as Sliwa, Adams face off in final debate Monday

Early voting started over the weekend and the city has tallied over 30,000 votes as a result. Sliwa and Adams both hit the streets with their campaign teams and spoke on the recent rise in gunfire and violence across the boroughs.

"Three out of four have resulted in men shooting other individuals and never being arrested," Sliwa said. "That's like an advertisement to come on into Brooklyn and conduct a shootout."

"We keep talking about the crime that takes place on Lenox Avenue, but the crime takes place in the system where you see 5% of Black and brown children never reach proficiency," Adams said. "If you don't educate you will incarcerate."

The two will see face-to-face during the final debate tonight at 7 p.m., which can be seen on ABC 7 NY.

2.) FDR Drive traffic shut down by on-foot protestors in effort to fight 'unchecked climate change'

Traffic was temporarily stopped on the FDR Drive Monday as protestors blocked the highway which led to multiple delays and traffic during the morning rush hour.

The northbound lanes of the FDR Drive were reopened as of 10:45 a.m., according to the city’s emergency management department.

“If we do not act today, if @potus does not act today, NYC will be underwater by 2100. It’s a matter of life and death,” the group tweeted. 

3.) Korean Festival returns to NYC

Sunday saw the return of Union Square's Korean Festival after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival included dancing, traditional dress, food like kimchi and Korean martial arts for New Yorkers to dive into.

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