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NYC Daily Roundup 02/18: City officials unveil new subway safety plan, Rangers lose via shootout at MSG & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend! Happy Friday (!!!), fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to another weekend edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to catch the latest news from around the five boroughs.

Today is Feb. 18, and the weather continues to tease a warm spring as temperatures rise to a high of 42°F. The partly sunny conditions will remain in the area through the rest of the afternoon, with strong wind conditions through 1 p.m.

As for the news, here's what you need to know as we wrap up the workweek this Friday:

1.) Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul reveal new subway safety plan

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Mayor Eric Adams at the Fulton Street subway station to unveil the city's latest plans to build a safer transit system as subway crime continues to escalate across the city.

"Many of us feel, and the numbers are saying, we're back again," Adams said. "It's imperative that we have the right response, that has the combination of being humane but clear. The lack of clarity is creating the conditions that we're seeing."

Subway crimes have risen by 65% compared to this same time period last year, according to NBC 4 NY.

2.) New York Rangers lose in shootout to Detroit at MSG

In their second game this week that ended in a shootout, the New York Rangers were defeated 3-2 by the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

“The second half of the game, I liked our game, but the first half we came out real flat obviously and Detroit took it to us,” Rangers coach Gerald Gallant said. “We probably got the one point we deserved, but no more.”

“We played hard and got some key saves from Shesty," Adam Fox said. ”We had a little bit of a sluggish start. We battled hard and got a point out of it."

The Rangers will hit the road as their next game is against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

3.) Lunar New Year Parade scheduled for Sunday

The city's Lunar New Year Parade is scheduled to take place Sunday in Chinatown. The parade will kick off at 1 p.m. at the corner of Hester and Mott streets. It will conclude at Eldridge and Forsyth streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

2022 is Year of the Tiger, signaling bravery, courage, strength and hope, according to ABC 7 NY.

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