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NYC Daily Roundup 01/06: Kyrie Irving returns to the Nets, Mayor Adams suggests shorter workweek & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Thursday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup, the top destination to keep up with the latest news out of the Big Apple. Today is Jan. 6, and the city is in store for some snow tomorrow!

On Thursday, the weather will peak at 38°F, with the sun shining in the city through most of the day, with sunset scheduled for 4:43 p.m. Snow is scheduled to hit the city beginning at 11 p.m., so make sure you're prepared in the morning!

As for the news, here are the top news stories this Thursday:

1.) Kyrie Irving shines in return to Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers by a score of 129-121 on Wednesday — a night that also saw point guard Kyrie Irving make his season debut. Irving — who has missed all 36 Nets games this season due to being unvaccinated against COVID-19 — scored 22 points in the win. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 39 points.

"He didn't act nervous, he has a nice poker face," Durant said of Irving. "He's a quiet guy. He plays with energy and passion."

"He looks like himself, not that that's a surprise," Nets coach Steve Nash said.

Irving will miss the next game for the Nets, as they return to Brooklyn to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

2.) Mayor Eric Adams proposes shorter workweek in order to bring people back to offices

New York City Mayor Eric Adams appeared on CNBC on Thursday as he proposed the idea for incentives to bring workers back to their city offices. He suggested businesses start with three-day workweeks to bring the city back to its regular schedule.

"I say let's start out with a three-day week, to let people see how safe it is to come back to work. Then we cycle back into a five-day week. We can do this within a three-week period and be up and operating in our city," Adams said.

"Yes, yes, yes. It's time to get back to work. COVID is here. We have to learn to live with it in a smart way," he added. "30% office occupancy is a real challenge for us."

3.) NYC animal shelter seeking homes due to pet surplus

The Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is seeking potential pet owners to come and help as they are overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center is short-staffed and the list of needs for the animals continues to grow.

"We are overcrowded," said Paul Sanders of the Animal Care Centers of NYC. "We're all feeling the pinch right now, we're all over our capacity."

More information on how to help the staff or how to adopt can be found here.

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