Knicks Morning News (2018.08.12)

  • [NYDN] Roosevelt Island apartment complex to remain affordable after deal announced by Gov. Cuomo
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    What a deal.

    An agreement has been reached to keep more than 360 Roosevelt Island apartments affordable for another 30 years, Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday.

    The 11th hour plan allows the owners of the Westview housing development to exit the Mitchell-Lama rental program, but tenants will have the…

  • [NYDN] Donald Trump’s human shield: Ivanka, the dutiful daughter, keeps playing her part
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Comedians Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler are organizing the women Ivanka Trump follows on Instagram to flood her feed. It’s no laughing matter. They’re reminding her that the abuse of children at the border continues, that she’s been no help, and criticized her for her cluelessness when she finally…

  • [NYDN] Nixon strikes a blow for labor: Why returning public-sector workers the right to strike, as a last resort, makes sense
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Since 1947, it has been illegal for public workers in New York State to go on strike, first under the Condon-Wadlin act, which called for strikers to be fired, and after 1967 under the Taylor Law, which penalizes them two days pay for each day off the job.

    Now Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging…

  • [NYDN] Glitch in the cable system: Charter’s cautionary tale
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Just about never does a state tell a major business offering service to millions of customers to scram. So the decision by New York to eject Charter Communications, rejecting its bid to take over Time Warner Cable’s TV and internet systems across the state, demands extreme scrutiny — not least…

  • [NYDN] Unite the nation: A vile Washington alt-right rally pits puny punks against a great majority for tolerance
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The size of the rally is destined to be negligible for the nation’s capital, its cause doomed in a gloriously multiracial nation and world, its message of exclusion and hate reprehensible.

    God still blesses the America where sad-sack white supremacists are free to rally Sunday in front of the White…

  • [NYDN] A real catastrophe: Hurricane Maria’s revised death toll
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    On his visit to San Juan last October, cheerleader-in-chief Donald Trump said Puerto Rican and federal officials could be “very proud” that unlike in “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina, the island had suffered only 16 confirmed deaths.

    That low official count, later upped to 64, helped…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Brett Kavanaugh, 3D guns and Vic Raschi
    (Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Keep Kavanaugh off the high court

    Manhattan: I urge the Daily News to advocate, in the strongest possible terms, that the Senate vote against confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh embodies everything that a justice should not be — partisan, biased, misogynistic, to name but…

  • [NYDN] Rehabbing Mets captain David Wright to play third base for Single A St. Lucie Sunday
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    There’s no quit in David Wright.

    The Mets announced Wright will play five innings at third base Sunday for St. Lucie in a game against Clearwater. The Single-A game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

    “I think a lot of people want to get their eyes on him and see how the ball is coming off his bat, how…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Yankees’ Miguel Andujar takes the lead in the Rookie of the Year race with go-ahead home run to beat the Rangers
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    If they ever ask when it happened that Miguel Andujar jumped ahead of his teammate and the rest of the pack in the running for Rookie of the Year, I will point to Saturday afternoon.

    The 23-year-old hammered a two-run, go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, powering the Yankees to a 5-3…

  • [NYDN] Mets flounder in 11th vs. Marlins as Jacob Rhame gives up walk-off double, offense doesn’t score after fourth inning
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    With the game dead-locked until the 11th inning Saturday night, it was clear these two teams toiling way down at the bottom of the NL East were evenly matched.

    But somebody had to win eventually, and the Marlins came through with a walk-off double in the 11th inning by Bryan Holaday off Jacob Rhame…

  • [NYDN] Gridlock Sam: Lots of action at the Stadium this week
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:05:00 PM)


    Busy week at The Stadium in the Bronx with eight straight games including a one-game subway series makeup with the Mets. The Rangers finish their series at 1 p.m. today. Next the not-so-Amazin’s fly in from Miami to…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 12, 2018
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 12, 2018

    We must concentrate on certain activities today and let others pass without much notice. Setting priorities is critical since the Moon snuck into practical Virgo last night at 11:58 pm EDT. Although we gain efficiency by filtering out…

  • [NYDN] Police unions in South Florida asking officers to dump Dolphins ticket plans or request refunds after Miami players protest during anthem
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A police union in South Florida is asking its members to dump their tickets to Miami Dolphins games or pester the team for refunds after two players knelt during the national anthem in Thursday’s preseason game against the Buccaneers.

    Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both took a knee and teammate…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 11, 2018
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 11, 2018

    Unexpected changes clear the air while establishing the structures for our next adventures. A dramatic Leo Solar Eclipse occurs at 5:57 am EDT, revealing parts of our psyche that are lingering in the shadows. This dynamic New Moon Eclipse…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE: The night of the murdered poets
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    In the summer of 1952, a collection of the Soviet Union’s most luminous Yiddish writers of prose and poetry lived out their final days in the gloom of Moscow’s Lubyanka prison, caught in the gears of Joseph Stalin’s state security mechanism.

    The writers were arrested in the late 1940s in Stalin’s…

  • [NYDN] Memorial service planned for Caribbean Carnival Association President William Howard
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A memorial service for William (Bill) Howard, president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association — organizer of the New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade — will be held Wednesday at Brooklyn’s Laurence Woodward Funeral Home, 1 Troy Ave., at 3 p.m.

    Howard — who died Aug. 5 of natural…

  • [NYDN] Long, gruesome history of serial killers
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    As Peter Vronsky walked inside a Times Square fleabag hotel in 1979, a man lugging a bag of bowling balls pushed his way past. Guy must be in a hurry to check out, Vronsky thought.

    Upstairs, some guests upstairs already had — permanently.

    The departing man turned out to be Richard Francis Cottingham….

  • [NYDN] Zach Britton struggles again for Yankees, spoils Lance Lynn’s strong start with shaky 7th
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Zach Britton called it the most frustrating stretch of his career. The lefty closer has struggled with his command since coming to the Yankees in a trade late last month. Saturday, he retired two Rangers quickly in the seventh, but a slow roller for an infield single opened the door for a disastrous…

  • [NYDN] Isaiah Thomas calls Cleveland a ‘s—hole,’ says he understands why LeBron James left
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Isaiah Thomas appears to be learning some of his vocabulary from President Donald Trump, who has often purported to have “the best words.”

    In an Instagram live video on Saturday, Thomas was rattling off the teams he has played for over the years, and didn’t hold back when it came to his short stint…

  • [NYDN] How sweet it is: Port Authority cops honor ‘Donut Boy’ with doughnuts
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    Call it a hole-y intervention — and a tasty one too!

    At 10 years old, Tyler Carach and his family have traveled across the country, handing out some 70,000 doughnuts to police officers as a tasty thank you.

    When a few Port Authority cops heard that Carach was stranded at Kennedy Airport as he and…

  • [NYDN] ‘I hope it was worth it’: Cops bag Bronx suspect wanted for June killing
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:25:00 PM)

    A Bronx man is facing murder charges for his role in the June slaying of a onetime friend and roommate with whom he’d been feuding, officials said Saturday.

    Cops tracked down and arrested Thomas Bowles, 20, in South Carolina on Thursday and returned him to New York.

    Bowles was ordered held without…

  • [NYDN] Jets LB Kevin Pierre-Louis suspended for first game of season for violating NFL’s drug policy
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:15:00 PM)

    Another Jet will not be eligible for the first week of the 2018 season.

    Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been suspended for the first game of the regular season, the Daily News confirmed Saturday.

    A statement from the Jets said Pierre-Louis is being suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s…

  • [NYDN] Actor Liev Schreiber charged with harassment after altercation with photographer
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Actor Liev Schreiber is facing a harassment charge after he got into an altercation with a photographer in Rockland County.

    The 50-year-old Golden Globe winner was filming an episode of the Showtime crime drama “Ray Donovan” when he got into it with a local shutterbug in Nyack last June, according…

  • [NYDN] President Trump blasts Omarosa as a ‘lowlife’ in light of book claiming he’s a racist showing signs of ‘mental decline’
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:45:00 PM)

    President Trump went low.

    The commander-in-chief on Saturday called former White House aide and fellow reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife.”

    The name-calling came in response to a question about a series of explosive claims in Manigault Newman’s forthcoming book about her time in…

  • [NYDN] The tangled web Trump weaves: Look around at the crooks and creeps attached to our President
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    The trouble with mapping the crimes and criminals of Trumpland is all the lines shooting out wildly in different directions with arrows pointing to and from crew members aiming to steal what they can from whomever they can as they vie for their share of the spoils from the boss who somehow ended…