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NYC Daily Roundup: City Cleanup Corps in search of more employees, Knicks top Bulls on the road and more news for 10/29

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Welcome to the NYC Daily Roundup, the best way to read through the top news stories of the day. It is FRIDAY! It is Halloween weekend! There are lots of fun events to look forward to this weekend, but before getting into party mode, let's catch up on the latest happenings in the Big Apple.

It is Friday, Oct. 29, and it is cold out! Today's high is 57° and there's not much sun in-store, but plenty of wind to go around. We may even have to look out for some rain in the late hours of the night.

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

1.) NYC aims to hire more people for City Cleanup Corps

The City Cleanup Corps stepped up big throughout the pandemic to help with the city's current trash problem, as teams disperse through the boroughs targeting areas that need the most assistance.

“They’re active in the community, cleaning sidewalks, doing supplementary sanitation,” Nathan Moran, assistant director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, said. “We’re really happy and proud of the presence that we’ve brought to the neighborhood.” 

According to NYCEDC, 150,000 pounds of trash has been cleared off city streets so far.

“We have an army of cleaning people on the street every day,” Gary Linares, the program director at Positive Workforce. said. “Cleaning up now that the pandemic is lifting, we’re hiring more people and we’re hiring more shifts so they could keep the city clean.” 

2.) Knicks tied for first in the Eastern Conference after 1-point win over Chicago Bulls

The New York Knicks continue their hot streak with a win against the formerly undefeated Chicago Bulls. Bronx native Kemba Walker led the team in scoring with 21 points, as fellow guard RJ Barrett had 20 points in the win.

Coach Tom Thibodeau credited the Knicks for their team-first mentality that has helped them through the first five games of the season.

“Right now, we're still getting a feel for each other," Thibodeau said. "Every game we're getting better and better.

“I love the fact that everyone is sacrificing for the team and putting the team first. That's how you win big in his league.”

3.) Art installation coming to the Flatiron District for the holidays

The design firm Atelier Cho Thompson won the annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition, with their design coming to the Big Apple on Nov. 22. The interactive installment will remain through Jan. 2, 2022, and will be free for the public to see at the Flatiron North Public Plaza on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street.

“Located at one of New York City’s most iconic intersections, the Flatiron North Plaza is the perfect setting for Interwoven, an installation that provides a powerful, yet playful reminder that human interaction is essential,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. “As we welcome New Yorkers and visitors to explore Interwoven this holiday season, we are proud to once again collaborate with Van Alen Institute on our tradition of presenting thought-provoking public art in Flatiron.”

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