By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Hello, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to the New York City Daily Roundup — a unique way to catch up on all things relating to the Big Apple. Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, also known as Veterans Day. Our team thanks all of those who served for their efforts in helping keep our country safe.
On this Veterans Day, the weather will peak at 59° and no rain is to be expected until tomorrow. The sun will set around 4:40 p.m., but enjoy the sunlight while it's here, especially at the parade in Manhattan!
Here's what you need to know this Thursday:
1.) NYC reports the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate, per Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city has the lowest rate across the state regarding COVID-19 positivity. He thanked the vaccination for the milestone, as the state's positivity rate is at 1.2%, while the rest of the state is at 2.78%.
Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed the state's vaccination efforts as well, reporting more than 100,000 vaccines were distributed within 24 hours earlier this week.
2.) Brooklyn Nets score win on the road, defeating the Orlando Magic 123-90
LaMarcus Aldridge, who came out of retirement to rejoin the Nets, scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Brooklyn's road win on Wednesday. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points, while James Harden recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
"I was glad he was able to come out and extend the lead for us, and win the game for us basically," Durant said about of the 36-year-old Aldridge.
"A true professional," noted Harden. "He basically retired last year and had the confidence to come back, and he's doing it all for us."
3.) Hispanic Federation, Ford team up for 11th Annual Hunger Relief Campaign for NYC's Latino families
The Hispanic Federation and Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic section of Ford, set off the 11th edition of the Hunger Relief Campaign to help families across the five boroughs.
The campaign supplies pantry essentials and culturally responsive meals directly to Latino families in need.
"Our community has been disproportionately impacted," Hispanic Federation President and CEO Frankie Miranda said. "We have lost the bread winners in many of our families. Many people have lost jobs, and many people have not been able to come back to work."
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