By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Welcome to a new edition of the New York City Daily Roundup! Today is Monday, Jan. 10, and winter is surely hitting NYC!
After the city recovered from the light snowfall last week, temperatures continue to dip this week as we start off with a high of 39°. With no rain or snow in sight for Monday, temperatures will drop into the 20s after sunset and into Tuesday, which is predicted to be the coldest day of the week. Make sure you're grabbing those ear muffs, scarves and gloves along with your coat before heading out!
As for the news, here's what you need to start the week:
1.) Broadway calls for children 12 and under to be fully vaccinated to attend shows
On Monday, The Broadway League announced the extension of its mask and vaccination policy through the end of April. Along with the extension, shows will soon require children ages 5-11 to be fully vaccinated beginning Jan. 29, in order to comply with New York City's Key to NYC Guidelines.
"We're proud to continue setting the gold standard of COVID health protocols in all our Broadway theatres in New York. We're equally proud to assure our ticket buyers' purchases are secure with our flexible Buy With Confidence refund and exchange policies. Our theatres and world class shows are open for business, ready to welcome and enrapture our audiences, as we've done every day for the past five months. Come join us!" said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League.
2.) Nets win overtime thriller against Spurs to end at-home losing streak
The Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 121-119 in overtime on Sunday at Barclays Center — their first home win in 2022.
"Different challenges each game, so we figure out what they are, fight through them and do better," Nets forward Kevin Durant said.
Durant led all scorers with 28 points. The Nets return to action on Monday as they travel to Portland.
"I can't remember all the back-to-backs I ever played in, but I don't remember any six-hour flights in between a back-to-back and three-hour time zones and all that stuff," head coach Steve Nash said. "So it's different, but we've got to take it as an opportunity, an opportunity to succeed under adversity."
3.) Law that allows non-citizens to vote goes into effect in NYC
New York City Mayor Eric Adams addressed the "Our City, Our Vote" legislation which went into effect at the stroke of midnight on Sunday. All residents throughout the city who have been here for at least 30 days can register to vote, according to Gothamist.
"While I initially had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease," Adams said. "I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process."
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