By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Happy Thursday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome to another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to catch up with the latest news from across the Big Apple. Today is Jan. 27, and we're just a couple of days away from what is expected to be a snowy weekend!
As we wrap up the workweek, here's what you need to know this Thursday:
After the inaugural meeting of the new Interstate Task Force on Illegal guns and New York City Mayor Eric Adams announcing the 'Blueprint to End Gun Violence', the White House announced President Joe Biden will be visiting the city on Thursday, Feb. 3. Biden will meet with Adams to discuss the city's plans to battle the recent uptick in gun violence.
"I look forward to welcoming President Biden to New York City next week and sitting down to discuss how we can work collaboratively to end the scourge of gun violence we are seeing on New York City streets," Adams said. "The sea of violence comes from many rivers, and that's why my Blueprint to End Gun Violence in New York City seeks to dam every river that feeds this greater crisis. Public safety is my administration's highest priority, and we welcome the opportunity to display to President Biden how federal and local governments can coordinate and support each other in this fight to keep New Yorkers safe."
"This is a national crisis. Ninety of the top 100 cities in America are seeing an escalation in gun violence cases and we have to make sure we're working together," NY Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
The New York Knicks suffered their second loss this week as the Miami Heat walked away with a 110-96 victory on Wednesday. Miami had four players score over 20 points in the game, with guard Duncan Robinson leading the way with 25 points and 7-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc. The Knicks offense put out a lackluster performance with only four players scoring double digits — and only two with more than 15 points.
"We got in the hole early and it's hard to get out of that," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They put a lot of pressure on us. When you give a team confidence like that early, especially a team as good as this, you pay for it. And we did."
"We went against a championship-caliber team today and I felt we didn't bring the energy from the jump," Knicks forward Obi Toppin said. "We're going to learn from this loss and get better."
The Knicks return to the court on Friday when they face the Milwaukee Bucks on the road.
On Thursday, Magnolia Bakery opened its eighth location in New York City at the Shops at Hudson Yards. The new store can be found on the fourth floor near The Edge.
All goods will be available at the new location, including the bakery's World-Famous banana pudding.
Patrons can head to the store or schedule a local pickup ahead of time on MagnoliaBakery.com. From Jan. 27-Feb. 10, customers can take 10% off any online order placed at the new Hudson Yards store with the code "HUDSONYARDS" at checkout, per AM New York.