Knicks Morning News (2018.08.09)

  • [NYPost] Knicks eyeing this plan for dumping Joakim Noah
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 7:03:01 PM)

    So, do you want a big man on the downside of a former All-Star career who played all of seven games last season, has had health issues and is owed $37.8 million over the next two years? If so, have the Knicks got a guy for you. If the Knicks can’t find a taker for…

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James and Lakers to Play the Warriors on Christmas Day
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:12:39 AM)

    Also on the card: Celtics-Sixers and Bucks-Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Las Vegas Aces Will Forfeit Canceled Game, W.N.B.A. Says
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:11:51 PM)

    The Aces’ game against the Washington Mystics on Friday night was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play after 26 hours of travel.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks still plan to part ways with Noah
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 5:39:59 PM)

    Barring a trade, the New York Knicks still plan to part ways with center Joakim Noah prior to the start of training camp, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley.

  • [ESPN] LeBron to face Rockets in first LA home game
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 1:02:19 PM)

    The Los Angeles Lakers face the Golden State Warriors to highlight the Christmas Day schedule, and LeBron James’ home debut as a Laker will be against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 20, the NBA announced in releasing part of its schedule Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly will not bring Joakim Noah back this season
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 6:38:19 PM)

    The Knicks plan to move on from C Joakim Noah before training camp begins, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Do Knicks fans even want to see these Knicks on Christmas?
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 2:00:10 PM)

    Do the Knicks deserve to continually play on Christmas considering their rebuilding process?

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Jazz flows through Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 55 concert series
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    True to its “We Keep the Music Playing” motto, Jazzmobile’s free “Summerfest 55” outdoor concert series will continue with performances by Yunior Terry and the Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble on Aug. 15 in Manhattan.

    The Summerfest concerts — which take place at the Gen. Grant National…

  • [NYDN] Former head of Jewish frat hit with new sex assault charges in Philadelphia
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    The ousted-president of a shuttered Temple University fraternity has been charged for sexually assaulting a woman, the second to claim she was attacked by the college student leader.

    Ari Goldstein, 21, former head of Jewish frat Alpha Epsilon Pi, was arraigned on rape and involuntary deviate sex…

  • [NYDN] Coney Island man posed as immigration paralegal, scammed dozens filing fraudulent applications: indictment
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    A Coney Island man who allegedly posed as a licensed paralegal has been indicted on charges he profited thousands of dollars filing fraudulent immigration applications — then abandoned his clients.

    Vadim Alekseev, 42, is alleged to have filed 35 asylum applications with the Department of Homeland…

  • [NYDN] Bill gets bold on NYCHA: The mayor looks to mine valuable real estate for the good of long-suffering tenants
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Based on scolding from fellow progressives, you’d think Mayor de Blasio was betraying his principles by exploring adding hundreds of luxury apartments to a long-planned affordable housing development slated for a parking lot next to the Housing Authority’s Harborview Terrace development in Hell’s…

  • [NYDN] Exclusive: New York senator calls for MGM to drop lawsuit against Las Vegas mass shooting victims if it wants to buy Yonkers casino
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A Westchester state senator says MGM’s bid to purchase a Yonkers racetrack casino should be stymied unless the gambling company kills a lawsuit it brought against victims of last year’s mass shooting at one of its Las Vegas properties.

    “They should withdraw the lawsuit if they want to proceed,…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Blackfrica Promotions marks its 50th anniversary and its contributions to the creation of Harlem Week
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It’s happy anniversaries to Marvin Kelly, who is marking two very special 50th birthdays this year – the start of his career as a sought-after leather craftsperson, and birth of Blackfrica Promotions, the influential Harlem organization that started today’s successful Harlem Week festivities.


  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: ‘I Love New York’ tourism campaign is set to show love to Harlem, Harlem Week, and Washington Heights
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The numbers are amazing: More than two million visitors trek uptown annually to enjoy Harlem Week, a month-long, fun-filled celebration of one of the nation’s most vibrant communities.

    Now imagine an additional surge of visitors that brings significant economic benefits to the neighborhood and…

  • [NYDN] Snapping out of it: Trump orders Russian sanctions, finally
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Credit the Trump administration for belatedly, begrudgingly punishing Russia for a state-sponsored attempted assassination.

    But don’t gloss over those adverbs.

    It was waaay back in March, days after a former Russian military officer and his daughter were poisoned in England, that the House Foreign…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: New York-Cuba connections running strong through Harlem-Havana performances and exhibits
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The annual Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival – one of the visible, ongoing benefits of the normalizing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba four years ago – continues this year with sounds, sights, tastes and experiences that warmly share the Caribbean nation with New Yorkers.

    Long before…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Walk or run at the Percy E. Sutton Run-Walk through historic Harlem
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Think New York road race and imagine svelte elite athletes swiftly gliding along city asphalt.

    But there’s lots more happening for participants – young and older – in the Harlem’s Percy E. Sutton Run-Walk and other events presented by the New York Road Runners.

    The highlight of the 2018 Percy…

  • [NYDN] nixon
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

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    1. No public employee or employee organization shall engage in a strike, and no public employee or employee organization shall cause, instigate, encourage, or condone a strike.

    Each empolyee shall be docked two days pay for every day out…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: ‘Rebel Women’ in Victorian era stand tall in Museum of the City of New York exhibit
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a 24-year–old African-American church organist who rose to the occasion in 1854 after police removed her from a New York City streetcar because she was black. At a time when many women were relegated to household duties and child-rearing, she defiantly went to court,…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Upper Manhattan Auto Show returns — touting classic cars, vintage vehicles and contemporary favorites
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Classic, vintage, immaculate and hot are some of the words to describe the vehicles in Harlem Week’s popular Upper Manhattan Auto Show, coming up on Harlem Day, Aug. 19.

    One of the most anticipated annual events of Harlem Week’s festivities, the auto show features dozens of car greats — ranging…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Appetizers, drinks, entrees and food specials on menus for Harlem Restaurant Week
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Dining is as much a part of Harlem Week as its many social events. And this year, from Aug. 21 through Aug. 26, the establishments participating in Restaurant Week will include Melba’s, Red Rooster and other prominent local and international favorites. In addition, it will include newer eateries…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Celebrating the LGBTQ community, with great pride
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A broad swath of boldface names from the LGBTQ community — from Harlem Renaissance icon Langston Hughes and San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk to CoverGirl spokeswoman Janelle Monáe and New York City politico Christine Quinn — will be honored during Harlem Week 2018.

    “It was brought…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Montefiore hospital, Donald Trump and high schools
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Montefiore’s poor patient care

    Bronx: Voicer Dr. Steven M. Safyer claims his ER at Montefiore Montefiore Medicine has “extraordinary clinicians offering excellent care.” What Monterfiore offers, except for its occasional fully experienced specialists, is virtually unsupervised interns, residents…

  • [NYDN] Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates using anxiety to win votes
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York.

    Republican candidates in the nation’s premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall…

  • [NYDN] Teen girl questioned after missing 7-year-old boy found dead in Colorado
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    DENVER — A 16-year-old girl is being investigated in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing in Denver on Monday, authorities said.

    Police found the body of Jordan Vong hidden in his family’s home Tuesday and took the teenage girl into custody for investigation of first-degree murder….

  • [NYDN] Mugger in ‘I Love NY’ T-shirt targets women in Queens, getting more violent with each robbery, cops say
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    A mugger wearing an “I Love NY” T-shirt has been targeting women in Queens for the past two weeks, and police fear he’s getting more violent with each robbery.

    Cops on Wednesday released a photo and video of the suspect, who has struck five times between July 28 and Sunday.

    He’s zeroed in on women…

  • [NYDN] Serial subway surfer slashed fellow straphanger in Brooklyn: cops
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    He’s graduated from subway surfer to subway slasher, cops say.

    A 22-year-old daredevil who keeps getting busted for surfing the C train sliced another straphanger’s arm at the Jay Street A and C station last month, according to the NYPD.

    “Why are you watching me?” asked Isaiah Thompson, 22, when…

  • [NYDN] Parkland massacre suspect seen slouched, punching self in bizarre interrogation video
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    SUNRISE, Fla. — Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida’s school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak louder and punching himself in the face when he is alone.

    The footage contained…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 9, 2018
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 9, 2018

    We may feel unloved today as sweet Venus squares off with somber Saturn. We need not worry if a romantic relationship cools now; emotions rise and fall like the tides and we are wise to let them. But Venus forms an irritating connection…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Umpire pulls LIVE MOTH out of ear during Yankees – White Sox game
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:55:00 PM)


    If Yankee fans thought the four-game sweep by the Red Sox was disgusting, an umpire was caught on camera pulling a live moth out of his ear Wednesday night.

    In the visitors’ dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field, Yankees trainer Steve Donohue was seen helping second base umpire Bruce Dreckman…

  • [NYDN] N.J. senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump’s attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

    Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn’t have questioned James’ intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump…

  • [NYDN] Teen pleads guilty of trying to fight for the Islamic State
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations that he tried to fight for the Islamic State group.

    Zakaryia Abdin pleaded guilty during a hearing in Charleston to a charge of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, according to federal…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks to host Bucks in first game of NBA Christmas Day schedule
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:01:58 PM)

    The Knicks will again play on Christmas Day, hosting Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden at noon as the start of a five-game nationally-televised schedule, the NBA announced on Wednesday afternoon.