Knicks Morning News (2018.06.26)

  • [NYDN] Japanese 82-year-old who has lived naked on island for decades forced back to civilization
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:15:00 AM)

    The wish of a Japanese octogenarian to die on the desert island he called home for 29 years has been castaway by authorities who will not let him return.

    Masafumi Nagasaki, 82, had moved to Sotobanari, in the country’s chain of islands near Taiwan, in 1989 and spent his years there living naked…

  • [NYDN] Raising airport worker wages will help NY and NJ
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In one move, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to infuse local communities with millions more in annual earnings, $43.7 million in federal taxes for public services, 2,700 new jobs and a host of other gains for the region’s economy.

    A just-released report by the Economic Roundtable…

  • [NYDN] Save the tip credit for wait staff: A restaurant representative and service worker advocate join voices
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One of us runs an organization representing restaurant owners, and the other, service workers. On many issues, we’re on opposing sides. But in urging Gov. Cuomo to save the restaurant industry tip credit, our organizations stand in staunch unity.

    The tip credit allows restaurants to pay tipped…

  • [NYDN] Study shows many aging New York City parks have infrastructure problems
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The city’s green spaces are turning into wastelands because of aging and decades of neglect, a new study finds.

    The report published by the Center for an Urban Future on Tuesday found that 20% of parks across the city haven’t had an infrastructure upgrade in 25 years.

    The city also hasn’t invested…

  • [NYDN] The SHSAT is fair — so keep it, argues a student at a specialized high school
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The notion of a meritocracy — a system in which individuals are selected for positions based on their ability, not their social class or background — dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 C.E.) of China. It was at this point that a civil service exam testing fundamental ideals of Confucianism…

  • [NYDN] Keep the tip credit, Mr. Governor
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One of us runs an organization representing restaurant owners, and the other, service workers. On many issues, we’re on opposing sides. But in urging Gov. Cuomo to save the restaurant industry tip credit, our organizations stand in staunch unity.

    The tip credit allows restaurants to pay tipped…

  • [NYDN] End the bail nightmare
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One tragedy of the recently ended state legislative session is that New York has again failed to take action on a basic penal reform that should have been fixed decades ago: the indefensible practice of jailing people accused of minor crimes simply because they lack a few hundred dollars to make…

  • [NYDN] Happy birthday to us: The Daily News turns 99
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It was 99 years today, June 26, 1919, when the Illustrated Daily News first appeared on the streets of New York. While “Illustrated” was soon dropped, the Daily News would quickly grow to become the biggest newspaper America had ever seen, read by millions daily.

    More than 36,000 editions later,…

  • [NYDN] Former NATO chief Javier Solana not permitted to enter U.S.
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:35:00 AM)

    The former head of the U.S.’s military alliance now needs to fight to get into the country.

    Javier Solana, a former Foreign Affairs Minister from Spain, served Secretary General of NATO in the late 1990s and holds various positions in the U.S., but was not allowed a visa waiver because he has been…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Pincus Goods, commercial rent control and PATH trains
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Farewell to a Daily News soulmate

    McKinney, Tex.: For many years my dad, Pincus Goods, shared and celebrated his birthday with the Daily News. He was born on the Lower East Side on June 26, 1919 — the same day the first issue of The News was published. Each year he loved to send a current photo…

  • [NYDN] Mets fan starts website calling for Mickey Callaway’s firing… because of course
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Calling for managers’ heads is nothing new. WFAN callers have been doing it for years.

    But one Mets fan took it to another level on the World Wide Web.

    Search “” and you’ll see why.

    Mickey Callaway’s Mets were still above .500 in early May when long-time suffering fan John Lyons bought…

  • [NYDN] Leaked video from Cayuga Centers in Manhattan shows migrant girl weeping for mother
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    A former employee at the Cayuga Centers facility in East Harlem has leaked footage of herself comforting a tearful migrant girl longing for her mother.

    The child — taken from her mother in April — weeps into her arm as an unidentified staffer can be heard coaxing out of her what happened to her…

  • [NYDN] Cops say they’ve caught sicko who groped teen girls outside ‘Anastasia’ theater
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    This mystery was a little easier to solve than the fate of Anastasia.

    Cops say they’ve caught the perv who last week groped several teenage girls waiting outside the Broadway theater showing the musical “Anastasia.”

    Police on Monday arrested Hosny Elsayed, 46, slapping him with four counts each…

  • [NYDN] Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios fined after pretending to pleasure a water bottle on sideline
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    Talk about a stiff fine.

    Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios was fined €15,000 (the equivalent of $17,500) on Monday after being caught making an obscene gesture during his straight-set loss to Marin Cilic at the Queen’s Club Championships in London on Saturday, according to the U.K. tabloid Metro.


  • [NYDN] City ignored her plea for help before son’s Bronx River Parkway stabbing, mom says
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A 14-year-old Bronx boy could have avoided a knifing attack last Monday, his worried mom said Monday, if the city had heeded warnings about a vicious street gang bent on retribution.

    Now, the boy, who was chased down on the Bronx River Parkway, faces a tough recovery after losing a kidney from…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Dellin Betances does best Gary Sheffield impression in first at-bat since high school, strikes out badly
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Dellin Betances got his first chance to hit since high school.

    It didn’t go well, but it was still pretty darn funny.

    Betances took some mighty cuts with Masahiro Tanaka’s Mizuno bat.

    But he ultimately struck out in his first career MLB at-bat, coming to the plate with runners on…

  • [NYDN] Seven New York children’s hospitals ranked among best in U.S.
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Call them the magnificent seven: That’s how many New York-area hospitals specializing in children’s care landed top spots in a national ranking released Tuesday.

    Most prominent was New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children’s Hospital in Washington Heights, according to U.S. News &…

  • [NYDN] Diabetic teen treated at NYU Winthrop Hospital wants to dedicate her life to helping others with the disease
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Until there’s a cure for diabetes, there’s Isabelle Otero.

    The teen from Mountain Top, Pa., has had the disease for 16 of her 17 years, and she owns it.

    “I feel like if someone came to me, I could completely understand them,” Isabelle says. “I could teach them things that maybe they didn’t know…

  • [NYDN] Long Island teen with Crohn’s disease partners with NBA star Larry Nance Jr. to launch charity
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A Long Island teen diagnosed with Crohn’s disease teamed up with an NBA star with the same condition to create a slam-dunk charity.

    Noah Weber was 11 when he began to feel lethargic during sporting events with classmates.

    “I wasn’t able to do as much as my friends,” Weber, now 14, recalls. “I would…

  • [NYDN] Mother thanks Montefiore hospital for keeping premature daughter alive
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Silvia Olivera’s premature daughter was the smallest baby she’d ever seen, a whole 1½ pounds of her mother’s unconditional love — and unfathomable fear.

    “She was very, very tiny,” Olivera says. “I’ve never seen a small baby like that.”

    Olivera was taken to White Plains Hospital when she was 25…

  • [NYDN] Caring approach helps little girl get through cancer treatment
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    When little Ava Musial began to complain of back discomfort, her parents didn’t know what to think.

    “As a mother, it doesn’t really make sense for a 3-year-old to complain about back pain,” says mom Lyndsey Musial.

    Doctors struggled to figure out what was causing the child’s distress.

    An MRI focused…

  • [NYDN] L.I. politicians: MercyFirst cares well for migrant children separated from families
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Ten of the 2,300 children separated from their parents under Trump administration immigration policy are well-cared for by a Long Island social service agency, two elected officials said Monday.

    Eight of the children have been in touch with their parents, said Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Nassau County)…

  • [NYDN] Heather Locklear reportedly hospitalized Monday for possible OD just hours after arrest for kicking cop
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Heather Locklear, who was arrested late Sunday for allegedly kicking a police officer and an EMT, was reportedly hospitalized just hours after being released Monday.

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the Daily News that officers went to her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home to assist on a…

  • [NYDN] Jimmy Fallon responds to President Trump — ‘Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working’
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Jimmy Fallon finally found something in common with the NFL: President Trump tweets too much about both of them.

    The “Tonight Show” host, who recently said he didn’t intend to “humanize” Trump with his controversial hair-ruffling interview in September 2016, found himself on the receiving end of…

  • [NYDN] Luis Guillorme’s errors doom Mets while Mickey Callaway turns to humor to cope with team’s woes
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Luis Guillorme has impressed with his glove since being promoted to the Mets roster in May, but on Monday the infielder had two costly errors playing third base.

    The 24-year-old, who was a shortstop in the minors and has played second and third base with the Mets, mishandled a ground ball in the…

  • [ESPN] Kyrie on Cavs’ Sexton wearing No. 2: ‘It’s cool’
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:01:35 PM)

    Former Cleveland star Kyrie Irving says he has no problem with rookie Collin Sexton wearing his No. 2 jersey with the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James doesn’t want elaborate pitch from Knicks or other teams
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00:23 PM)

    LeBron James will almost certainly become a free agent on Friday. But he doesn’t want the Knicks or other teams to make elaborate pitches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox has only one goal in mind for his rookie season
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 4:00:14 PM)

    For Knicks first-rounder Kevin Knox, he wants his impact next season to receive the highest recognition possible.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter likes David Fizdale but won’t commit to Knicks yet
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 7:53:49 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter swears he has not made a final decision on whether to opt out of his contract by Friday’s deadline, but said the addition of coach David Fizdale has made his desire to stay in New York even stronger. Kanter met with Fizdale for two hours during the Chicago draft combine in…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving knows how he’ll handle Knicks recruitment
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:49:07 AM)

    Kyrie Irving’s debut in New York is Tuesday. His movie debut, “Uncle Drew,” that is. The film will premiere Tuesday in Manhattan and hit theaters Friday. Irving, the West Orange, N.J., superstar who becomes a free agent in 2019, when the Knicks are sure to be in hot pursuit, said Knicks fans try to recruit…