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NYC Daily Roundup 12/29: 'Nutcracker' performances canceled due to COVID-19, Knicks win on the road & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Welcome back, fellow New Yorkers! This is the New York City Daily Roundup, and we have the latest stories for you to read regarding all things from the Big Apple. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 29, and it is a cloudy day in the city!

Temperatures will peak at 45°F on Wednesday, with no rain in sight as clouds cover the skies all day. Sunset will take place around 4:36 p.m. as the weather remains in the mid-40s.

Here's what you need to know this Wednesday:

1.) 'Nutcracker' shuts down due to omicron-related concerns

On Tuesday, the organizers for George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" announced all remaining shows would be canceled this season due to positive COVID-19 test results, according to ABC 7 NY. The show was scheduled to run through Sunday at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.

"While New York City Ballet had hoped to resume performances this evening, we have made the decision that continuing to perform at this time would not be in the best interest of the NYCB community, whose health and safety is our number one priority," NYCB Executive Director Kathy Brown and Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford said in a statement. "We are extraordinarily proud of everyone who safely came together to present 30 beautiful performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker in recent weeks, and we are also very grateful to the thousands of people who attended."

2.) New York Knicks win big in Minnesota, improve to 9-7 on the road

The New York Knicks kicked off their road trip with a win on Tuesday, as they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 96-88. Knicks center Mitchell Robinson recorded a double-double in the win, with 14 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

“You can’t say enough about the way he played,” head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I thought his rebounding and Julius’ rebounding was huge for us.”

The Knicks continue their four-game road trip on Wednesday as they travel to Detroit for a game with the Pistons at 7 p.m.

3.) CityMD temporarily shuts down a dozen more locations

After announcing a list of locations to temporarily close last week, CityMD followed up on Tuesday with the closure of more locations across New York City. The urgent care facility said the locations would temporarily close due to staffing issues amid the omicron surge in the city.

The following locations in the city have been listed as closed, per NBC 4 New York:

Bronx

  • East Fordham
  • East 161st
  • Soundview
  • Westchester Square (Effective 12/29)

Brooklyn

  • Bensonhurst- 18th Ave.
  • Cobble Hill
  • Prospect Park South
  • Boerum Hill (Effective 12/29)
  • Bay Ridge (Effective 12/29)

Manhattan

  • East 14th
  • East 50th
  • West 39th
  • West 125th
  • Financial District (Effective 12/29)

Queens

  • Corona
  • Ditmars
  • Woodhaven
  • Rego Park (Effective 12/29)
  • Sunnyside (Effective 12/29)

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