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NYC Daily Roundup 11/12: Veterans Day Parade returns to city, Taylor Swift kicks off 'Red' festivities & more news

Anthony Payero
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps waves at the crowd during the 2021 New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2021.(Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy FRIDAY(!!!), fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to the New York City Daily Roundup, the best way to find out the latest news in the Big Apple. On what is a rainy Friday, Nov. 12, there's plenty to look forward to this weekend.

The city is in good graces after a successful Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, Taylor Swift fans are more than prepared to celebrate the release of 'Red (Taylor's Version' and the borough of Brooklyn gets a special honor through one of the world's most popular board games.

Friday kicks off the weekend with some early rain, which is expected to clear up by 3 p.m. The city will also see rain on Saturday and Sunday closes off the weekend with a little sun, but colder temperatures as the weather dips into the high 40s.

That being said, here's what you need to know this Friday:

1.) NYC honors Veterans in return of parade after two-year break

Veterans Day returned in full swing on Thursday with the return of the midtown Manhattan parade. There were nearly 200 marching units gathered on Fifth Avenue to honor veterans and their families. Kevin Carrick, who served as the grand marshal for the festivities, spoke to CBS 2 on what the honor meant to him.

“Representing the United States Military, the Air Force in the Big Apple is a big deal,” Carrick said. “I hope I represent them well, and I’m going to be very proud to see all the kids and stuff cheering us on.”

“We feel their commitment, and we know we could not make our lives work without them,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was also in attendance.

2.) Taylor Swift makes media rounds in NYC ahead of 'Red (Taylor's Version) release

Taylor Swift made appearances on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" on Thursday to spread the word about the re-release of her album Red, which she now has full ownership of. Swift played a game on Fallon and spoke to him about the importance of her fan base, a short film based around her track 'All Too Well' and more. She later visited Seth Myers' program where her outfit sparked comparisons to the late Princess Diana.

Swift's appearances in NYC are far from over, as she is set to perform on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.

3.) Monopoly releases Brooklyn edition with authentic landmarks

Monopoly launched a Brooklyn edition of its board game to the delight of Brooklynites across the borough. The new game features the traditional setup, but with familiar locations such as the Barclays Center, Prospect Park and Junior's restaurant. The game is available for purchase on Amazon and in local shops such as CVS, Park Slope Toys and the Jewish Children's Museum.

"Brooklyn is one of the most exciting cities in the U.S. with many incredible pioneering establishments and cherished locations," said Top Trumps' Dennis Gavaghen. "We've spent months creating a portrayal of this dynamic community that we hope locals and visitors alike will enjoy for years to come."

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