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NYC Daily Roundup 11/30: Overdose prevention centers coming to city, Knicks to face Nets in Brooklyn & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Hello, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to find the latest coverage of what's happening across the city. Today is Tuesday, Nov. 30, and it is the first day that snow (not much!) hits the area.

Today's weather will peak at 41°, with mixed rain and snow hitting the area up until sunset, which will be at 4:28 p.m. Grab your coats and pick up a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to stay warm today, you're gonna need it!

Aside from the weather, here's the latest news for this Tuesday:

1.) Supervised drug injection sites to be established in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed citizens Tuesday and announced plans for supervised injection sites to be set up across the city. The overdose prevention center (OPC) services are an effort to prevent overdoses in the city.

“Overdose Prevention Centers can turn the tide in the fight against the opioid crisis, and New York City is ready to lead the way,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog. “We have lost too much to rely on the same playbook. It’s time to take bold action to help our most vulnerable neighbors and the communities they call home.”

“The national overdose epidemic is a five-alarm fire in public health, and we have to tackle this crisis concurrently with our COVID fight,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi. “Giving people a safe, supportive space will save lives and bring people in from the streets, improving life for everyone involved. Overdose prevention centers are a key part of broader harm reduction.”

2.) Knicks prepare for battle of New York against the Nets

The New York Knicks will travel to Brooklyn on Tuesday to face the Nets at Barclays Center. The Nets currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 14-6 record, while the Knicks are in the seventh slot with an 11-9 record. Knicks forward Julius Randle praised Nets star Kevin Durant ahead of their matchup.

“He’s the best player in the league, for sure,” Randle said Monday. “[I’ve] never seen a 7-footer that skilled. [He can] do anything, everything, on the court. No weakness. That’s him. He’s tough. Great player, but I love competing against him.”

3.) Mayor-elect Eric Adams traveling to Ghana for spiritual journey

Before taking over as New York City Mayor, Eric Adams left the Big Apple on Monday as he heads to Ghana for prayer, according to ABC 7 NY. The decision to leave New York is a risky one as more news of the Omicron variant continues to come out. Adams will be in Ghana until Dec. 8.

Mayor Bill de Blasio supported Adams' decision to take a spiritual journey.

"This is very emotionally and personally important to him — as he said, spiritual, really," de Blasio said.

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