Knicks Morning News (2018.08.02)

  • [NYDN] Unified in tragedy: Families of fallen firefighters grow together 40 years after Waldbaum’s blaze
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    It was a tragedy that tore their families apart — but they found a new family with each other.

    Four decades after six firefighters died in Brooklyn’s infamous Waldbaum’s fire, the children of the fallen first responders will be honoring their relatives’ memory at a special Mass on Thursday — in…

  • [NYDN] How ICE harms the justice system: The feds’ aggressive tactics in our courthouses are emboldening violent criminals
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Responding to criticism of migrant family separations at the southern border, Acting Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan recently defended his agency, saying, “We’ve got to have the rule of law in this country.”

    But in our experience, ICE has stood for the opposite. In Brooklyn,…

  • [NYDN] Why this Uber fix is overdue: We need to attack congestion and pay drivers more
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The City Council has been debating how to regulate the app-dispatched car services like Uber and Lyft, with votes on five bills scheduled for next week.

    Three years ago, pushback by the companies squelched any hope of informed policy action. The key question then and now: Can the app-dispatch services…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo’s worst side: The governor attacks a reporter to deflect from legitimate questions about possible pay-to-play
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    In dodging a legitimate question from a legitimate reporter from a legitimate news outlet, the Queens-raised government chief executive trashed the media company’s corporate owner, disingenuously claiming that the probing journalist was acting as an agent of a private interest.

    Donald Trump does…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on The News, smoking and Inwood
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    I’m sticking with the Newsers

    Manhattan: I, too, am aghast as the Daily News again chops its most valuable asset: its people. But there are still good people there: Ginger Adams Otis and Larry McShane, among others, bringing us the doggone truth. Shall we desert them? I think not. I credit The…

  • [NYDN] Court strikes down Trump push to cut ‘sanctuary city’ funds
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials, saying an executive order threatening to cut funding for “sanctuary cities” was unconstitutional.

  • [NYDN] Abortion-rights activists brace for new wave of restrictions
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court.

    The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long…

  • [NYDN] Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    HOUSTON — A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, though there were few details about what actually happened.

    The American Immigration Lawyers…

  • [NYDN] City Sanitation truck strikes, critically injures cyclist on narrow Brooklyn street, keeps going
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    A city Sanitation truck driver struck and badly hurt a cyclist as she pedaled along a bike lane on a narrow Brooklyn street, then kept driving Wednesday night, police said.

    The truck was headed north on Evergreen Ave. in Bushwick, near Menahan St. at about 8:40 p.m., when it struck the cyclist,…

  • [NYDN] Amazon takes down California gun group website for posting 3D printer plans for homemade handgun
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    A group of California gun nuts hoping to disseminate 3D printer plans for a homemade handgun via the internet suffered a misfire Wednesday when Amazon took down their website.

    Amazon Web Services removed the entire website called after receiving a notice of unwanted content…

  • [NYDN] Person fatally struck by Manhattan subway train
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A person was struck and killed by an R train in Greenwich Village Wednesday night, police said.

    The victim was hit by a southbound train at the 8th St.-NYU station just before 11 p.m., officials said. Further details about the victim were not immediately available early Thursday.

    All southbound…

  • [NYDN] Pastor praises Trump as ‘pro-black’ at prison reform event
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was lauded by inner-city pastors, including one who said he may go down as the “most pro-black president” in recent history, during a White House roundtable on Wednesday that was focused on efforts to reform the prison system.

    Trump told the group, which included…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 2, 2018
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 2, 2018

    Our intuition brings us useful information just in the nick of time today. The proactive Aries Moon forms harmonious trines with the lively Leo Sun and Mercury, inspiring us to live in the present moment. However, the Moon runs into a conflictive…

  • [NYDN] Ex-tennis star James Blake says city never told him of second department trial of cop who tackled him
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Retired tennis star James Blake slammed the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio Wednesday, saying he never received any advance warning that the cop who tackled him faced another departmental trial this week.

    James Frascatore, who tackled Blake in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown almost three years…

  • [NYDN] Vice President Pence welcomes home the remains of 55 servicemen who died during the Korean War
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    They’re finally home.

    Vice President Pence oversaw the return on Wednesday of what are believed to be the remains of 55 servicemen who died during the Korean War.

    The boxes finally touched down in Honolulu at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam about 8 p.m. with the VP overseeing the ceremony.

    “My father…

  • [NYDN] Worker at child immigration facility molested teen: police
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — A worker at a nonprofit organization that houses immigrant children separated from their parents at the border has been booked on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl at its one of its facilities in Phoenix, police said Wednesday.

    Southwest Key, which operates the facility, declined…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Jets brain trust believes Sam Darnold, already operating on advanced plane, will show enough in August to be Week 1 starter
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    He has an indefinable quality that can’t be logged on a stat sheet or measured with numbers, something that makes him so tantalizing to so many people in this multi-billion-dollar organization.

    He has an “It Factor” that few possess and fewer can fully explain. He also is destined to make a lot…

  • [NYDN] Giants training camp: Big Blue installs plays, works on special teams
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    Landon Collins intercepted an Eli Manning pass tipped by Alec Ogletree, intended for Evan Engram, and took it to the house during the Giants’ sixth training camp practice on Wednesday as the NFL calendar turned to August.

    Depth receiver Kalif Raymond also made two impressive catches, continuing…

  • [NYDN] Ontario philanthropists, 24-year-old daughter killed in Maine plane crash
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    A husband and wife and their 24-year-old daughter were all killed when their plane crashed in Greenville, Maine, Monday.

    Joe and Anita Robertson, both 58, and daughter Laura were confirmed dead after their plane from Pembroke, Ontario, went down on their way to Prince Edward Island, according to…

  • [NYDN] Two-year-old mauled to death by pit bulls inside Philadelphia home
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    A 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls in a Philadelphia home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    Police were called to the 3300 block of Agate Street about an animal attack where they found the toddler and five or six dogs inside the home.

    The officers shot three of the dogs, killing…

  • [NYDN] Teen theft suspect slips NYPD custody, is recaptured moments later by cop on modified duty
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:45:00 PM)

    Freedom was fleeting for this fleet-footed thief.

    A light-fingered teenager briefly slipped away from her arresting officers near Manhattan central booking Monday afternoon — only to wind up back in custody moments later when a cop on a smoke break nearby grabbed her, police sources said.


  • [NYDN] Quincy Enunwa headlines list of Jets players who missed practice
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa headlined a list of players who missed Jets practice on Wednesday. Enunwa, who missed last season due to a neck injury that required surgery, was eased along in his comeback this spring. Todd Bowles said that Enunwa’s injury isn’t related to his neck, but wouldn’t give…

  • [NYDN] Daily News Field of Dreams essay contest winners enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience at Yankee Stadium
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Dreams became reality for a group of wide-eyed young Yankees fans Wednesday when pitcher David Robertson sprang from the dugout carrying a bucketful of bubble gum.

    The kids — winners of the Daily News’ 2018 Field of Dreams essay contest — crowded around the All-Star reliever and dug into the sacred…

  • [NYDN] Bodega where Bronx teen Lesandro ‘Junior‘ Guzman-Feliz was killed will reopen under new owners: report
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    The Bronx bodega where Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz desperately sought shelter before a group of gangbangers stabbed him to death in June has been sold and will reopen under new owners, according to a report.

    Speaking to PIX-11, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said that the Cruz and…

  • [NYDN] Long Island prosecutor mistakenly told judge that confessed killer Danueal Drayton had no criminal past: transcript
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    It was a crucial courtroom exchange that could have saved the life of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart.

    On July 1, Stewart’s confessed killer Danueal Drayton stood before a Nassau County judge for his arraignment on charges he violently choked an ex-girlfriend in a Long Island park.

    According to a…

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale’s goal as new head coach: ‘I want to take the Knicks to the championship’
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:35:56 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale wakes up every morning with the same goal in mind.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mitchell Robinson’s trainer thinks he’ll be starting by the All-Star break
    (Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:25:28 AM)

    Mitchell Robinson’s trainer, Marcell Scott, thinks his showcased abilities in Las Vegas eliminated any chance of Robinson having to grow his skills in the G-League this season.