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NYC Daily Roundup 02/01: City workers facing Feb. 11 vaccine mandate deadline, Giants introduce new coach and more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Tuesday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is the first day of February and this is the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to keep up with all things related to the Big Apple. Our focus is to share the latest news in the quickest fashion for all locals.

As we enter a new month, here are the top stories to follow this Tuesday:

1.) Mayor Eric Adams backs up deadline for city workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

New York City Mayor Eric Adams addressed the New York City Police Department officers and other city workers who are still not vaccinated against COVID-19. Adams called for workers to follow the rules in place and get the vaccine before the upcoming Feb. 11 deadline.

"There must be rules and we must follow them. The rule is to get vaccinated if you are a city employee. You have to follow that. And if you have a reason you can't, there's an avenue. Put in for a waiver or put in that for some reason you can't comply, and we'll look at that. But if you didn't do that, and didn't follow the rules, we sent a letter out to you," Adams said.

2.) Giants introduce new head coach Brian Daboll at press conference

On Monday, the New York Giants introduced Brian Daboll as their new head coach. Daboll most recently served as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.

“All I know how to do is work, work with people, try to build a culture, unite a building, inspire players, coaches, support staff; listen, learn and then ultimately develop the people in our building,” Daboll said.

“I feel prepared,” he said. “Yeah. So I know there’ll be some obstacles and challenges, of course, that's this league, you’ve got to be resilient in this league. Certainly here you’ve got to be resilient right here."

3.) Knicks pick up win over Kings to end losing streak

The New York Knicks defeated the Sacramento Kings on Monday by a score of 116-96 at Madison Square Garden, bringing their three-game losing streak to an end.

“Obviously, we’ve been in a slump the past three games. Tough road trip,” Knicks forward Julius Randle said. “It was good for us to get home and get off to a good start.”

“We love our fans. There is no other place you’d rather be. This is the best place in the league to play, everyone knows it,” head coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We’re fortunate. They’re passionate about the team. They’re living and dying with us every game. We have a great appreciation for that. We love that they’re into the game. We have to give them something to be proud of.”

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