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NYC Daily Roundup: When to expect the COVID-19 vaccine for city kids, what to do this Halloween and more news for 10/26

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Tuesday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Oct. 26 and if you haven't been outside today, consider yourself lucky. It is the best day this week to stay indoors if possible as the rain will be ongoing as a Nor'easter passes through with flood watches in effect across the tri-state area.

This is the NYC Daily Roundup, the best way to pick up on the latest news from the Big Apple. Aside from the weather, here's what you need to know on this Tuesday:

1.) Children ages 5-11 to be considered for COVID-19 vaccination next month, per Mayor Bill de Blasio

Children may be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine sooner than later, pending FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11, according to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"We may be starting this on a weekend," de Blasio said Tuesday, pointing towards Saturday, Nov. 6 or Sunday, Nov. 7, as potential dates when vaccines could start to be administered for children in that age group.

The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is gathering Tuesday to analyze the data provided to them by Pfizer in their proposal for full approval.

2.) Seeking Halloween plans? Check out this list of local events happening this weekend

Halloween lands on a Sunday this year, giving New Yorkers all weekend to party and take advantage of all the festivities.

In the city that never sleeps, there is something for everyone whether you want to party in the afternoon or seek the ghouls in the late hours of the night.

These are some places to consider for weekend plans:

3.) Waterside Pier renovated, open to public near East River Esplanade

NYC Parks held an event Monday to mark the renovation of the Waterside Pier in Manhattan. The waterfront space can be located between East 38th through 41st streets, which overlooks the East River and parts of Long Island City in Queens.

“What’s old is new again,” said Gabrielle Fialkoff, NYC parks commissioner, in a press release from NYC Parks. “Our retro-fitted Waterside Pier is the perfect spot for New Yorkers to take a stroll, have a picnic, or bask in the East Side’s scenic views of the river. This project advances our commitment to making sure the community has access to quality open space while ESCR (East Side Coastal Resiliency) construction is underway.” 

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