Knicks Morning News (2018.08.19)

  • [NYDN] City ambulance ran me down then took off, now I’m about to lose my home: Brooklyn woman
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A transgender Brooklyn woman who says she was severely injured on her bicycle in a hit-and-run with an FDNY ambulance has been teetering on the brink of ruin for two years because the city refuses to fess up to the accident.

    Aleliana Boyer, 34, says the injuries she suffered in the crash have left…

  • [NYDN] MONEY PIT: City spends millions to lease largely vacant office building in Jamaica, Queens
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Office space: the city’s final frontier.

    The de Blasio administration is spending millions of dollars to lease a southeastern Queens building that has been 75% vacant for the past two years, the Daily News has learned.

    In that time, the city has spent $3.6 million to use the entire three-floor,…

  • [NYDN] Stop smearing N.Y. yeshivas: They provide a quality education to their students
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    During my quarter-century practicing law, I have defended a broad range of clients and activities: the state’s anti-smoking laws from cigarette companies, the Working Families Party from an improperly appointed special prosecutor, and numerous insurers, banks, and developers.

    None of my clients…

  • [NYDN] Donald Trump’s Pecker problem: The tabloid publisher may have more on him than Putin does
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Forget that “lowlife” “dog” Omarosa, forget bagman Paul Manafort, and shove publicity hound Roger Stone off stage — at least until he’s indicted.

    True, they all have goods on their boss, Donald Trump, but compared to what comes next out of the Houdini lockbox of Robert Mueller’s office, they may…

  • [NYDN] Schools for scandal: The city’s too-sluggish review of scofflaw yeshivas
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    It took Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza a 14-page letter to state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to spin what can be summed up just so:

    Four years of lackadaisical city followup on a complaint of scant English, math and other secular studies at more than two dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish…

  • [NYDN] Losing the war: Trump must redouble efforts to combat an opioid crisis that’s taking an ever larger toll
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Seventy-nine thousand: The estimated number of Americans lost to drug overdose last year was more than double those killed by guns. Nearly double those killed in car crashes. And more than those killed over the entirety of U.S. wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

    A day after the news…

  • [NYDN] Are we clear? A great clarification, for the record
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Just to clear things up: What I meant to say was that America didn’t used to be that great, but has always been great, and will soon be super great. When I’m President.

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade sets the stage for host of other Labor Day weekend happenings
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Along with the five-day big New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade coming Labor Day weekend, there are concerts, exhibitions and other events inspired by the annual event and steeped in the region’s infectious culture.

    Local Caribbean art talent — “Moods and Expressions, A Caribbean Sensation”…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on capital punishment, Uber and the Mets
    (Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Linden, N.J.: When we exercise capital punishment, we kill people in an attempt to prove that killing people is wrong. But since killing people is wrong, then we’re wrong to kill people. Capital punishment says, “You can’t, but we can. It’s evil when you do it. It’s right when we do it.” We should…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Aspiring Puerto Rican pro gamer says she smuggled drugs to NYC to help family survive Hurricane Maria
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Online video gamer Nicole Lorenzo Cortez, who competes in a virtual world where a deadly storm rages around her, says she smuggled cocaine to New York to help her family recover from the real-life storm that ravaged her hometown in Puerto Rico.

    Cortez, 20, who hopes to make a living playing the…

  • [NYDN] Haunted hollow, if walls could talk
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    On Aug. 25, about two dozen avid ghost hunters are signed up for a visit to Fox Hollow Farm, in Carmel, Ind., about 20 miles from Indianapolis.

    The excursion has been arranged by American Hauntings, a 25-year-old company that specializes in trips to some of the country’s spookiest places.

    Fox Hollow…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Bronx charter school teacher says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    An award-winning Bronx charter school teacher sounded the alarm on vile sexual harassment by one of her students — and then was fired by vengeful administrators anxious to avoid a scandal, an explosive lawsuit charges.

    Former Bronx Lighthouse Charter School instructor Marcia White says in her Bronx…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 19, 2018
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 19, 2018

    Slow motions stir the cosmic soup today, but we may encounter abrupt change here on Earth. Gas giants Jupiter and Neptune lock into a magical trine that carries our dreams to the distant edges of space and time. Meanwhile, the adventurous…

  • [NYDN] It’s not easy being Green
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    They say if you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there.

    But Robin Green was. She remembers the ’70s, too, and all that followed. And what’s more, in “The Only Girl,” she names names.

    Born in 1945, she was there for the whole psychedelic era. A bohemian in Greenwich Village of the late ’60s, and by…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Judge rules Trinitarios gang member in Bronx River Parkway beating can be free on bail
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    The case of an alleged gang member accused in a near-fatal beating on the Bronx River Parkway resulted in a passionate ruling from a federal judge on the right of defendants to be free on bail.

    Ramon Paulino, 21, is accused of bashing a 14-year-old boy with a piece of wood in a median of the Bronx…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Battle for bragging rights and traffic
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 PM)


    The NFL NY Battle for bragging rights is Friday night at MetLife Stadium as the Jets and Giants play at 7:30 p.m. From what I hear it seems fans are wondering less about who is going to win but rather how…

  • [NYDN] Madden: Here’s how the no-name Oakland A’s are giving baseball’s super teams a run for their money
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Perhaps the best story in baseball right now is also the best-kept secret in baseball right now.

    We refer to the Oakland A’s, or maybe more fittingly the Oakland Phantoms, as there is hardly a household name to be found on this roster littered with bargain basement free agents, under-the-radar…

  • [NYDN] Four injured, one critically, in Queens blaze
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Four people were injured — one critically — when a fire erupted at a two-story home in Queens Saturday, authorities said.

    More than 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze on 130th St. near Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill, authorities said.

    Photos taken from the scene showed first-responders…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Andy Pettitte insists Luis Severino will be fine, but the ’98 World Series champs are a reminder of how much better Yankee rotation needs to be
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    Andy Pettitte knows a little bit about how Luis Severino was feeling the last month. The former Yankee ace felt the weight of New York’s expectations on his shoulders before. He has struggled under the brightest spotlight and he has come through.

    So the big lefthander who helped carry this organization…

  • [NYDN] Going to the Dearborn Heights home of Giants coach Pat Shurmur
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – Pat Shurmur’s childhood home at 26275 Sheahan Drive sits on a quintessentially blue-collar American street, with basketball hoops in almost every driveway and all of the schools, football fields and baseball diamonds just a quick bike ride down memory lane away.

    “I am…

  • [NYDN] Daniel Royer’s last-ditch goal in final minute salvages a Red Bulls draw with Whitecaps
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    VANCOUVER — In front of 22,120 spectators, Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston scored twice to overturn an early New York lead. But ultimately it was Daniel Royer’s dramatic late-game equalizer for the Red Bulls that provided the true heroics at BC Place in a 2-2 draw.

    Following a heavy defeat to…

  • [NYDN] Robbery suspect flees into Brooklyn subway tunnel, gets fatally zapped by third rail
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A robbery suspect suffered a gruesome fate Saturday night when he fled into a Brooklyn subway tunnel and got zapped by the third rail, cops said.

    The unidentified man was found dead about 7:45 p.m. after he made contact with the electrified rail inside the Union St. station on the R-line in Park…

  • [NYDN] Family of convicted jail union boss Norman Seabrook seeks $100K in GoFundMe donations
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    The family of the disgraced boss of the city’s jails union is hoping to be bailed out.

    A relative of Norman Seabrook has set up a GoFundMe page seeking $100,000 in donations to “support” the 58-year-old convicted fraudster and his family.

    “Norman is a man that respects everyone’s needs and wants,…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom throws complete game, strikes out nine in Mets’ victory over Phillies as ace’s bid for Cy Young gets a major boost
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    On his 107th pitch of the game, Jacob deGrom touched 99 miles per hour, the fastest pitch he’d thrown all day. Except he topped it immediately, hitting 99.1 with another four-seamer to get a groundout for the final out of his third career complete game, a 3-1 victory over the Phillies.

    That’s just…

  • [NYDN] Tips flood clergy abuse hotline following damning report on Pennsylvania dioceses
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    A clergy abuse hotline has been ringing off the hook since it was posted following a grand jury’s scathing report on decades of sexual abuse across six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.

    The attorney general’s office has assigned members of its Child Predator unit to sort through tips about…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new rebounding machine looks to reboot career
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:56:26 PM)

    Noah Vonleh may be regarded as another lottery-pick disappointment on the Knicks’ roster, but the 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward has one exceptional attribute he will bring to the Garden — rebounding. “To be in the NBA, you have to have an elite skill and do something really well,’’ Vonleh told The Post in his first…