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NYC Daily Roundup 11/18: Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks on 2022 plans for city, Knicks lose at home & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Welcome back, fellow New Yorkers! This is the New York City Daily Roundup, the best way to catch the latest happenings from around the Big Apple. Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, and it is the warmest day of the week!

The high for today will peak at 66°, with the sun out for most of the day until sunset, which is scheduled for 4:34 p.m. The temperatures will drop down for this weekend, with Friday set for the mid-50s and Saturday seeing a dip into the 40s. Enjoy these sun rays while they last, because they won't be around for much longer.

Here are the top stories to check out this Thursday:

1.) Gov. Hochul appealed for new business plans in 2022, along with improving crime and homelessness rates

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at the Association for a Better New York on Thursday where she addressed multiple topics, including a plea for workers to return to offices in 2022. Hochul announced she would attend the New Year's Eve ball drop at Times Square, calling for New Yorkers to put "2020-2021 behind."

"How about this New Year's resolution, that in the days after New Year's, that we say everybody back in the office. You can have a flextime, but we need you back, at least the majority of the week. Come back New Yorkers, we miss you! And we will do our part," Hochul said.

"People need to know that in a place like New York City the infection rate is 1%, people are vaccinated, they're getting their booster shots, they're wearing their masks walking down the street even when they're not required to," Hochul said. "They're doing all the right things, it is safe to come back!"

2.) Knicks lose to Magic at MSG, Thibodeau: 'we beat ourselves tonight'

The New York Knicks suffered a close loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, going down by a score of 104-98. The Magic have only won two games on the road this season — both at Madison Square Garden. New York turned the ball over 18 times in the loss, as they now hold a 3-5 record at home.

"You have to play for 48 minutes. You can't let your guard down," New York coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Unfortunately, we beat ourselves tonight. Our turnovers hurt us. We're capable of playing a lot better than we did. We give them credit. They played well. They played hard. We didn't."

New York returns to action on Saturday when they host the Houston Rockets, who currently have the worst record in the league.

3.) New Disney movie 'Encanto' premieres in New York City

Lin-Manuel Miranda hit the red carpet in Manhattan on Wednesday for the premiere of Disney's latest animated film, "Encanto."

"It's really about family and it's about how our relationships with our family grow and change and they're sometimes the hardest, but we need to be there for each other in times of thick and thin," Miranda said.

The movie will premiere in all theaters next Wednesday, Nov. 24.

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