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Monday in NYC: Knicks look to extend winning streak, FDNY unions call out Mayor Adams and more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Monday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is March 28, and this is a new edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to read up on the latest news from across the five boroughs.

On Monday, New York City will see cold temperatures peaking at 32°F, with cloudy conditions for most of the afternoon until about 4 p.m. Partly cloudy conditions are expected until the 7:16 p.m. sunset, as temperatures remain in the mid-to-high 20s, per Accuweather.

As for the news, here are the top local stories this Monday:

1.) Knicks win three straight after Sunday's victory in Detroit

The New York Knicks extended their win streak by three games after defeating the Detroit Pistons by a score of 104-102 on Sunday. Knicks guard R.J. Barrett led the team with 21 points, with forward Julius Randle close behind with 20 points.

Starting point guard Alec Burks scored 18 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer and a steal to close out the game.

“For whatever reasons, he just loves playing in Detroit,” Barrett said of Burks. “I think the last time we were here, he scored 34 points.”

“You have to be prepared to win games a lot of different ways in this league,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We had a big lead early, but that dissipated, so we had to win it again down the stretch.”

The Knicks will return to the court on Monday when they host the Chicago Bulls.

2.) FDNY unions look to meet with Mayor Adams over removal of vaccine mandate for city workers

The presidents of the Firefighters Association and FDNY-Fire Officers Association publicly called on New York City Mayor Eric Adams to revise his new order and expand the mandate lift to all city employees, not just pro athletes and entertainers.

“We insist that it be extended to the people that work in New York City for New York City,” Lt. James McCarthy said, per the New York Post. “When the stages went dark and the games ended two years ago, we still came to work.”

"When [Adams] was candidate mayor, or mayor-elect, he told de Blasio to sit down with the unions. Now it's his turn to follow through on what Bill de Blasio did," Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro said during a virtual press conference. "Mayor Adams, please sit down with us."

"You may consider this a double standard. I consider it an analysis that I made and I'm comfortable with my decision," Adams said at a press conference.

3.) Mayor Adams looks to clear homeless encampments from city streets

Mayor Eric Adams announced plans to remove street tents and shelters from city sidewalks, according to an interview with the New York Times.

"It is inhumane to have people live in cardboard boxes on highways and subway tunnels on tracks on streets. That's inhumane," Adams said. "The previous administration ignored that, I'm not going to do that. We're going to dismantle those encampments give people wraparound services, voucher their goods of knowing supplies that are removed from them, but I'm not going to have an inhumane city that allows people to live in an inhumane dangerous environment."

"We can't stop an individual from sleeping on the street based on law, and we're not going to violate that law," he said. "But you can't build a miniature house made out of cardboard on the streets. That's inhumane."

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