Knicks Morning News (2018.07.29)

  • [NYDN] Convicted child rapist busted for illegally selling Statue of Liberty sightseeing tour boat tickets
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A convicted child rapist was arrested for illegally hawking Statue of Liberty sightseeing boat tickets on park land, authorities said.

    Marc Wellman, 53, was busted on July 20 while selling tickets for the Circle Line company in front of the Staten Island Ferry station, police said.

    The arrest came…

  • [NYDN] Proud to be an enemy of the people
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    This past week, The Daily News BECAME the news when many of our staff were let go. They were, and are, good, truthful reporters and decent, hardworking people and tough-ass journalists who fought the shrinking economic realities of covering the news in what is — we keep hearing, anyway — our booming…

  • [NYDN] My Airbnb isn’t hurting you: Leave ordinary short-term home renters alone
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Last week, the City Council passed a bill to rein in home-sharing platforms; it soon goes to Mayor de Blasio for his near-certain signature. The legislation would force home-sharing companies such as Airbnb to report local listings and provide private information of an estimated 40,000 hosts to…

  • [NYDN] Democrats, fight rhetorical fire with fire: The only way to take down Trumpism is to learn from it
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    What would George Orwell — whose famous 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” lamented leaders who “make lies sound truthful and … give an appearance of solidity to pure wind” — make of Donald Trump?

    He’d likely both deplore yet admire the cunning rhetoric that propelled Trump to the presidency…

  • [NYDN] Zoned out in Inwood: Embrace a sensible plan to bring smart development and affordable housing to Northern Manhattan
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Tune in this week for the next episode of gentrification panic — the frenzy that ensues each time Mayor de Blasio makes a worthy attempt to allow new real estate development with affordable housing baked in.

    The City Council is likely to take a vote Thursday on a carefully calibrated plan for 59…

  • [NYDN] Fact: Trump lies; Why should we believe his latest denials?
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    President Trump and his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, want you to believe that Trump’s — or was it David Dennison’s? — old lawyer can’t be trusted.

    After Michael Cohen claimed Trump knew in advance about a fateful Trump Tower meeting in which a Russian operative promised to deliver dirt on Hillary…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: Future of Carib restaurants – and workers – looks dim without tipped-wage credits, say owners and advocates
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It doesn’t look good for Caribbean restaurants and their employees, say business owners and community leaders eyeing a proposed removal of tipped wage credits in New York.

    From downstate to upstate New York, legislators and business owners are fearful of ending the “tipped wage” for restaurant…

  • [NYDN] The water’s fine: Kudos to the Parks Department for upgrading city pools
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A mid-summer salute to the city Parks Department, which has 36 big outdoor swimming pools, all open daily free of charge to anyone with a suit.

    Having swum at all 36 pools last year, we noted that 19 had only cold-water showers, freezing out 600,000 swimmers. Someone was reading, as Parks has since…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on immigration, Robert Mueller and ‘Mutts’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Count on acceptance of immigrants

    Farmingdale, L.I.: So Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions want to add a legal status question to the 2020 Census. What a great idea. Then we will know how many people are really here illegally, and when the Census shows that there are 10 or 20 million or more illegal…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Teen stenographer lured to her death
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Ruth Wheeler, raised poor but proud in upper Manhattan, dreamed of being a career girl to help her widowed mother with the expenses of raising three daughters.

    So she followed her older sister Adelaide’s path and studied stenography at the Merchant and Bankers Business College, a Midtown trade…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: 10 things we learned as Giants hit the field in full pads for the first time at camp
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    The Giants practiced in full pads for the first time Saturday, and there are plenty position battles and storylines surrounding Pat Shurmur’s first training camp with the team.

    So here are 10 noteworthy nuggets to consider entering the first weekend of Big Blue’s 2018 season:

    1. No Darnold, no…

  • [NYDN] Yankees send Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos to Cardinals for Luke Voit
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    The Yankees dealt lefty Chasen Shreve and right-hander Giovanny Gallegos to the Cardinals for right-handed hitting first baseman Luke Voit and international signing bonus pool money Saturday night.

    Voit, 27, hit .182 with a homer and three RBI in eight games with the Cardinals this season. He spent…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony rips into U.S. government for turning its back on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: ‘I felt it was a low blow’
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony ripped into the United States government on Saturday for not doing enough to support Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

    “I just felt the government completely turned their backs,” the former Knick told Van Jones on CNN.

    Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, is of Puerto Rican descent…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom allows three runs in yet another solid outing that Mets squander in 5-0 loss to Pirates
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    The starting pitcher with the best ERA in baseball now has a losing record.

    Jacob deGrom, as he so often has this season, turned in zero after zero, and the Mets’ offense mirrored him. The Pirates eventually got to deGrom for runs in back-to-back innings as they beat the Mets, 5-0, on Saturday…

  • [NYDN] Yankees’ Gleyber Torres owns up to his base-running blunder
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    Gleyber Torres got carried away.

    The Yankees’ second baseman hit an RBI double in the seventh inning to cut the Royals lead to a run. But the precocious rookie then tried to keep it going, seeing the outfielder overthrow to the plate, and tried to make too much happen.

    With no play on the run,…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Another awful Luis Severino start further proves the importance of J.A. Happ in Yankees’ rotation
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    J.A. Happ had been held up Friday by the same inclement weather that canceled the Yankees game. Saturday, the Bombers’ newest lefty finally arrived.

    Happ is being thrust into the middle of the Yankees’ push for the playoffs — which goes straight through Boston. After spending most of the last seven…

  • [NYDN] Prankster puts Putin’s portrait in Trump’s place in presidential gallery
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    DENVER — The Colorado Capitol’s wall of presidential portraits is missing one — President Donald Trump.

    KUSA-TV reports the group that collects private donations for the portraits hasn’t received a single dollar needed to hang Trump’s picture.

    But on Thursday, a prankster placed a portrait of Russian…

  • [NYDN] At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.

    The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider area,…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: A big traffic week ahead
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)


    Pence-lock Tuesday in Lower Manhattan! Vice President Pence is speaking at a cybersecurity event at the U.S. Custom House at the foot of Broadway, late in the afternoon. Two cabinet secretaries will also be at the day-long event so Downtown will…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Devil’s Mile’: A history of the Bowery
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    It was New York’s first street. And for a long time, for many New Yorkers, it was a dead end.

    Before the Europeans arrived in the 17th century, the Bowery bore no name. It was just a footpath, a Native American shortcut through the forests of “Manna-hatta” – The Island of Many Hills.

    Then the Dutch…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 29, 2018
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 29, 2018

    Another day of little cosmic activity sounds good as we continue to integrate recent experiences. But a series of supernatural septiles opens wormholes that let in weird energy from parallel universes. We might not even notice at first,…

  • [NYDN] Teenager creates website giving immigrant kids help when parents face deportation
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    HARTFORD, Conn. — A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians.

    Sixteen-year-old Jody Bell, who will be a senior this fall at Greenwich High School, said she came up with…

  • [NYDN] Central Americans seeking path to U.S. often face frustrating obstacles despite following immigration rules
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Maria Santamaria made sure to follow the U.S. immigration rules.

    She obtained a green card through her husband, came to the country on an immigrant visa and became an American citizen. When her sister came on a travel visa fleeing violence and civil war in her native El Salvador,…

  • [NYDN] Kendrick Lamar is ‘fearless’ in tackling ‘Power’ guest role
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It was Kendrick Lamar’s friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz’s “Power,” but Lamar came ready to work.

    “He was so chill, like very cool, very humble,” said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. “He’s very kind of quiet and thorough and methodical….

  • [NYDN] Mother and her five children killed in motel fire
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    SODUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said.

    The Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after receiving a 911 call at 1:45…

  • [NYTimes] Maya Moore Steps Up in Front of Home Crowd at W.N.B.A. All-Star Game
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:44:24 AM)

    Moore won her third straight All-Star Most Valuable Player Award, leading Team Parker past Team Delle Donne, 119-112.