By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Happy Monday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is March 21, and this is the New York City Daily Roundup — an all-in-one article with the latest news from the Big Apple.
New York City will start out the work week with warm temperatures peaking at 62°F Monday, with sunny conditions and clear skies remaining in the area through 7 p.m. Sunset is scheduled for 7:09 p.m., as temperatures drop to the low-to-mid 50s.
As for the news, here are the top local stories this Monday:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams addressed citizens on Sunday after he signed an executive order that would emphasize stronger fire safety across the boroughs. The move comes after the Twins Park fire in the Bronx that led to 17 deaths in January.
"We must work towards equipping every New Yorker and every building in this city with the tools to avoid an unspeakable tragedy like the one we saw two months ago," Adams said.
"Educating New Yorkers on fire safety is among the most important goals of the Fire Department — and one we take very seriously," FDNY Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh said.
The New York Rangers extended their road winning streak with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev recorded 44 saves for his seventh career shutout — his first since March 17, 2021.
“They shoot a lot of pucks,” Georgiev said. “The first period was important to keep them at zero. ... It’s a team shutout, for sure.”
Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant credited the team for battling through three periods after giving up many scoring chances to the home squad.
“We were lucky,” Gallant said. “We were a tired hockey team. They were all over us. They dominated, but we found a way to get two points.”
The Rangers return to action on Tuesday with another road game in New Jersey.
On Sunday, many parents rallied in Manhattan as they look to push Mayor Adams to remove mask requirements for children under 5 in city schools.
Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said Friday the children's mask mandate would not be lifted despite messages from Mayor Adams saying it would come to an end soon.
“Unmask our toddlers,” parents chanted Sunday.