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NYC Daily Roundup 03/08: Knicks win back-to-back games, Met Opera to hold Ukrainian benefit concert & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Tuesday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is March 8, and after a tease of spring weather on Monday, the cold weather is back in the area, with some snow expected on Wednesday.

Temperatures will rise to 52°F on Tuesday, with partly cloudy conditions throughout the rest of the day. Look out for strong wind gusts in the city as well, which are up to 24 mph. Sunset is scheduled for 5:54 p.m.

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

1.) Julius Randle leads Knicks to victory with career-high 46 points in Sacramento

The New York Knicks won their second game in a row with a 131-115 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Knicks forward Julius Randle recorded a double-double, with a career-high 46 points and 10 rebounds. With 17 points in the third quarter, he helped the team come back from the 20-point deficit they underwent by halftime.

“Julius got going and it was pretty terrific what he did,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “When he plays with that type of intensity it lifts everyone. He was attacking the basket, he was shooting the 3, he was making hustle plays. It was a great all-around game from him in so many different ways.”

“No second-guessing,” Randle said. “Just open shot, shoot it. Sacramento plays a really high pace and we had to get our transition in order and get stops and get our rhythm. Once we got stops offense came a lot easier.”

The Knicks return to action on Wednesday with a visit to Dallas.

2.) Met Opera to hold a Ukrainian benefit concert on March 14

On Monday, the Metropolitan Opera will open its doors for a benefit concert to help relief efforts in Ukraine. Tickets for the event will go on sale Wednesday at noon. Ticket prices are set at $50 and the show will be broadcasted on the Met's website, SiriusXM and the European Broadcasting Union, per NBC 4 New York.

“I hope this special concert will demonstrate our unwavering support for the suffering people of Ukraine,” music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin said Monday.

3.) Mayor Adams working with Schools Chancellor Banks to push for extension of mayoral control in NYC public schools

New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke at Bayside High School in Queens Tuesday as he called for a four-year extension of mayoral control in the city's public schools, per ABC 7 NY.

Schools Chancellor David Banks was also in attendance at Bayside High. State legislators will soon vote on a proposal from NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to keep mayoral control for four years, a move that was first set in place in 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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