Knicks Morning News (2018.07.16)

  • [NYTimes] Len Chappell, 77, College All-American and N.B.A. All-Star, Dies
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:46:21 PM)

    Chappell led Wake Forest to the Final Four in 1962 and was the top scorer for the Knicks in 1963-64, averaging more than 17 points per game.

  • [NYPost] The Mario Hezonja scouting report: The flashes and the flaw
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:30:21 PM)

    Magic radio analyst Richie Adubato has a Croatian neighbor who gave him a language tip. After every Mario Hezonja 3-pointer, Adubato bellowed, “Gee La Vee, Mario!” on the air. That’s a Croatian expression for “Bravo.’’ The phrase wasn’t uttered nearly enough during Hezonja’s failed three-year run in Orlando. On July 1, the 6-foot-8 forward joined…

  • [NYDN] Many questions, few answers after hardworking immigrant dies in encounter with NYPD officers
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    After more than 15 years in the U.S., Edwin Garcia found himself at a crossroads.

    Should he stay in New York in order to continue sending money to his wife and three kids back in El Salvador — or return home to finally be with them?

    The 41-year-old East Harlem man worked from morning to night,…

  • [NYDN] Why 20 years wasn’t enough time for NYC to upgrade this Staten Island storm sewer
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    You’ve probably never seen a sewer backup quite like this.

    The planned fix for a flood-prone Staten Island strip has dragged on more than two decades, now, and the much-needed project still isn’t even remotely close to completion.

    The proposal to install a storm sewer under a stretch of Willow…

  • [NYDN] Correcting monumental injustices: Slowly but surely, our public spaces are getting the statues that women deserve
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It’s a monumental mistake that’s taken centuries to fix. But with the same #MeToo outrage that’s made assaults on women’s bodies intolerable, a growing movement is now demanding that more women’s bodies be put on display — in our parks and squares and assembly halls.

    I’m talking, of course, about…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo tips balance against restaurants: The governor’s push to end the tipped wage would harm servers and owners alike
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Count on Gov. Cuomo to create a problem where there is none. Here’s a governor, after all, who once made New York sheriffs and police officers criminals for fully loading their sidearms.

    Now Cuomo is going after the New York restaurant industry and its hundreds of thousands of food servers. It’s…

  • [NYDN] The un-American President: Trump’s new(ish) argument against immigration
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    If the mask was ever on, it’s off now. President Trump is not simply crusading against illegal immigration. Nor is he basing the opposition to what he ridiculously calls “open borders” on the specious notion that undocumented immigrants are likelier to commit violent crimes, or that they drive…

  • [NYDN] Be fair, chancellor: Success Academy kids deserve better than they’re getting from Richard Carranza
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Happily setting a different tone from his predecessor, newish Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says “charter schools are public schools” and pledges to treat the independently run, publicly funded institutions fairly.

    Words are nice, but he’s failing his first big pragmatic test.

    A middle school…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: GOP candidates for governor and attorney general each raise $1 million for their races
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    As Democratic candidates for governor and state attorney general square off in bruising primaries, Republicans have flown mostly under the radar while raising campaign cash in hopes of being competitive in the fall.

    Marcus Molinaro, the Duchess County executive running for governor, and GOP attorney…

  • [NYDN] Ready for takeoff: Two governors owe airport workers an on-time raise
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Phil Murphy, joint masters of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, really do want higher wages for 40,000 cleaners, guards and bag handlers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. But the airlines objected at the last minute, forcing the Port to add another public…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Feds fighting to keep accused Trinitarios gang member involved in Bronx River Parkway beatdown behind bars
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Federal prosecutors are fighting to make sure a Trinitarios gang member stays locked up while awaiting trial on charges related to a broad-daylight beatdown linked to the murder of Bronx teen Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz.

    Ramon Paulino, 21, is accused of bashing a 14-year-old boy with a log…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Harlem subway derailment cost MTA $3.4M in new train cars, track work: report
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A subway rail improperly attached to the roadbed led to 39 straphangers getting hurt, two subway cars wrecked — and the MTA on the hook for $3.4 million.

    That’s the conclusion of an MTA probe into the June 27, 2017, derailment of an A train in Harlem.

    Most of the expense of the crash — $3.1 million…

  • [NYDN] NYS Senate Dems close fundraising gap with Republicans
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions:

    ALBANY — With control of the state Senate up for grabs, Democratic senators have greatly reduced their usual fund-raising gap with Republicans.

    The state Democratic Senate Campaign…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo unleashing new ads targeting GOP state senators on abortion bill
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    Expanding a campaign he began last week, Gov. Cuomo is set to take direct aim at eight state Senate Republicans for not taking up a bill that would strengthen the state’s abortion rights laws.

    Cuomo plans a new round of digital ads starting Monday that will target the eight mostly vulnerable senators…

  • [NYDN] Potential 2020 challengers take aim at Trump’s Putin summit
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    President Trump’s meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin is mired in the continued story of the 2016 election, though those with one eye to 2020 have another on the Helsinki summit.

    With rumblings about who is running starting to get louder ahead of the midterm elections, potential challengers among…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Roe v. Wade, running diets and dogs
    (Monday, July 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Right to choose – a life of regret

    Rego Park: So Gov. Cuomo and New York State’s legislative Democrats want to codify the Roe v. Wade provisions that the state passed two years before the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 (“Roe, Roe, Roe your vote,” July 9).

    In 1972 I had an abortion in New York City,…

  • [NYDN] Two dead in accidents, dozens detained by police in France in World Cup celebration chaos
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    At least two people died and dozens were arrested after France’s win in the World Cup final sparked revelling and chaos across the country.

    A man in his 50s in the city of Annecy died after he jumped into a canal without enough water in it and in the Oise region a man in his 30s died when he ran…

  • [NYDN] Minnesota candidate posts revenge porn on campaign blog after wife’s restraining order
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    An “unhinged” Minnesota city council candidate is under investigation for posting a topless photo of his wife to his official campaign website in response to an order of protection she filed against him.

    In a July 14 blog entry on the now-deleted page, David Martinez of St. Paul included the picture…

  • [NYDN] Former beau busted in fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend’s fiancé in Bronx apartment lobby
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    A jilted lover who shot his ex-girlfriend’s fiancé to death in the Bronx, then walked off with his victim’s dog was cuffed a day after the slaying, police said Sunday night.

    Cops on Sunday apprehended Jose Quinones, 49, who was wanted for killing Juan Flores in the lobby of his building on Webb…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: As immigration slows at the border, some still brave danger despite Trump’s zero tolerance stance
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    LAS LOMITAS, Texas — Border Patrol supervisor Rene Quintanilla followed a trail of kids’ clothing and empty water bottles down a makeshift trail to the edge of the Rio Grande, then squinted into the morning sun as he took a long look around.

    “Some people were just here. Look at that child’s underwear…

  • [NYDN] What to expect from the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    President Trump said he isn’t going into his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin with “high expectations.” Trump said he “hadn’t thought” to ask Putin to extradite the indicted Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    So, what exactly will the leader of the free world…

  • [NYDN] Canadian department chain that owns Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor yanks Ivanka Trump’s clothing line from stores
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Ivanka Trump’s name has quietly disappeared from Canada’s largest department store chain.

    Hudson’s Bay has pulled the First Daughter’s brand from its website and is poised to remove all of her items from their brick-and-mortar stores.

    But the 90-store retailer, which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue…

  • [NYDN] Chad Green implodes in eighth inning as Yankees finish first half in disappointing fashion with 5-2 loss to Indians
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – The Yankees ended a solid first half on a bad note.

    Chad Green allowed a go-ahead homer to Michael Brantley leading off the eighth inning, and the Bombers lost to the Indians 5-2 on Sunday at Progressive Field.

    Green has allowed a homer in each of his last two appearances after posting…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: Despite stellar first half, Yankees still have plenty of work to do to catch Red Sox
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – After clobbering the Red Sox on July 1, no one expected the Yankees to be 4.5 games back of their hated rivals in the AL East division standings.

    But that’s where they are right now, headed into the All-Star break on the heels of a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.

  • [NYDN] Drunken driver kills Queens woman, injures six passengers in head-on Long Island wreck, cops say
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    A drunken driver plowed his pickup truck into a Queens woman’s minivan on a Long Island road, killing the driver and injuring his six passengers Sunday morning, police said.

    Glenn Zaleski, 36, was driving east on Route 48 in Greenport when he slammed into a minivan going in the opposite direction…

  • [NYDN] Royal family poses for adorable group shots for Prince Louis’ christening
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    The royal children keep getting cuter with age.

    Kensington Palace released new royal family photos Sunday, this time from 2-month-old Prince Louis’ christening last week.

    While newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued a seemingly nonstop post-wedding photo op, 3-year-old Charlotte and…

  • [NYDN] Andres Gimenez, Mets’ top prospect, continues to improve as he prepares for inevitable promotion
    (Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Andres Gimenez had goals coming into this season. The Mets’ top prospect wanted to try and make the most of his speed. He looked to hit more line drives into the gap and run hard to get the extra base. He wanted to try and become more of a threat on the base paths.

    And, he wanted to…