Knicks Morning News (2018.08.29)

  • [ESPN] Knicks fan sells off allegiance, will root for Lakers
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:23:25 PM)

    An angry New York Knicks fan sold his fanhood for a total of $3,450 and will root for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks publicly fight back against turncoat fan
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:36:34 AM)

    If the Knicks hoped publicly taking a shot at an “attention-grabbing gentleman” would shrink that attention, they were wrong. After a longtime Knicks fan announced he was auctioning off his NBA loyalty on eBay, so exasperated was he by rooting for the woebegone franchise, the Knicks released a statement to Bleacher Report that showed they…

  • [NYDN] Ex-beau sought in woman’s brutal stabbing on Queens street
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:45:00 AM)

    A vengeful ex-boyfriend stabbed the mother of his children more than 20 times as she stepped out of a livery cab in Queens, leaving her badly hurt and bleeding in the street, cops said.

    The 31-year-old victim somehow survived the brutal Tuesday morning assault — though her lung was punctured and…

  • [NYDN] Woman torches hotel room and garbage cans in Times Square inn, police say
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:45:00 AM)

    A woman lit a room ablaze in a Times Square hotel, then torched trash cans on two other floors Tuesday, police said.

    The firebug made her escape amid the chaos at the Staybridge Suites, as firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that left two people hurt, officials said.

    The ponytailed woman, who…

  • [NYDN] George Foreman III’s boxing gym EverybodyFights brings punch to NYC
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    He’s got a famous name and a knockout approach to running a boxing gym.

    EverybodyFights, founded in 2013 by George Foreman III — son of two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman, Sr. — allows boxers and gym-goers to get all their training done “under one roof.”

    Foreman created his gym concept…

  • [NYDN] Queens City Councilman wants Belle Harbor public school named for John McCain
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Queens City Councilman Eric Ulrich wants to rename a local elementary school after the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.

    In a letter sent Tuesday to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Ulrich (R-Queens) called for the renaming of Belle Harbor’s popular Public School 114 in honor of the Vietnam War…

  • [NYDN] EMT son of FDNY chief still on job after ignoring 911 calls and 3 arrests for posing as cop
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The troubled EMT son of a high-ranking FDNY chief remains on the company payroll despite a string of arrests for pretending to be a cop and a documented history of blowing off 911 calls, the Daily News has learned.

    Robert Gala, 25, was caught forging his partner’s signature on a patient’s report…

  • [NYDN] President Trump’s silence on Jacksonville shooting is deadly
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Perhaps the hapless President was too busy these past few days making sure the White House flag was raised to full-staff in dishonor of Sen. John McCain to bother to remember to offer solace or even comment on the latest deadly mass shooting on his watch.

    We expected it, we deserved it, but we…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Detective facing 25-day rip, one year probation, for challenging fellow cop to ‘Smoker’: sources
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An NYPD detective who challenged another cop to a department-approved boxing match will be forced to lose 25 vacation days and be put on a year’s probation, the Daily News has learned.

    An administrative trial judge recommended the heavy penalty on Tuesday, shocking Detective David Terrell, who…

  • [NYDN] The impeachment delusion: Democrats dreaming about impeachment would have no clue what hit them
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It’s actually surreal to think how easily the media can dupe people into thinking that President Trump is going to be impeached and possibly removed from office.

    For the last five-and-a-half years of the Bush administration, the Democratic Party howled that Bush “lied us to war to enrich his friends.”…

  • [NYDN] What impeachment is for: We talk about the tool incorrectly
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    We’ve been talking about impeachment all wrong, and Michael Cohen’s guilty plea shows why.

    Last week, Cohen — until recently President Trump’s personal lawyer — pleaded guilty to two felonies that directly implicate Trump. Cohen admitted that he had arranged “hush money” payments to two of Trump’s…

  • [NYDN] The good yeshivas and the bad
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Doubtless, Hasidic schools care for their students. But what they ultimately deliver is open to question, and scrutiny by the government.

    According to a study released by the United Jewish Appeal in 2013, 45% of the children in the New York metropolitan area’s Jewish households lived in or near…

  • [NYDN] Rotten to the core: NYCHA must be saved from disastrous mismanagement
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Before they get their well-earned heave-ho to the unemployment line, let’s thank the NYCHA employees who pursued personal pleasures on government time and cajoled colleagues into their on-premises orgies for exposing — no, not that!

    These reprobates did a public service by presenting a headline-ready…

  • [NYDN] Bill would end rent increases tied to capital improvements
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — In a move they say will protect tenants, two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prohibit rent increases tied to major capital improvements.

    Instead, the bill introduced by Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Queens) would offer building…

  • [NYDN] Time to learn: Charter kids are hitting the books already
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The first day of school for the nation’s largest public school system is Sept. 5, but thousands of kids across the five boroughs are back in class already — in charters.

    Some 114,000 kids here attend the government-funded, independently run, open-to-all-by-lottery schools, the vast majority of…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Tenant activist to subpoena senators and real estate interests
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A tenant activist named in a $40 million defamation lawsuit by a group representing landlords is set to subpoena several current and past state senators, real estate industry donors and lobbyists, the Daily News has learned.

    The subpoenas being sent on behalf of Michael McKee, who is the…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on subway safety, summer songs and the Topless Parade
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Subway gates will save lives

    Bronx: Earlier this month, a 5-year-old boy was hit by a subway train in Brooklyn and critically injured. This is one of many, many instances of people being hit by trains in NYC. It does not have to happen. The solution is to install gates or barriers on the subway…

  • [NYDN] Body found in fish tank in missing man’s San Francisco home
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officers found human remains in a fish tank inside the home of a man who was reported missing weeks ago, San Francisco police said Tuesday.

    Investigators discovered the remains on Aug. 17 and are awaiting the results of an autopsy and identification of the body, police Commander…

  • [NYDN] Legal marijuana industry tries to shake ‘stoner’ stereotypes
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation “trying to act so friendly and mainstream” so they don’t think she’s stoned.

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom is brilliant again through eight innings, but Mets and Cubs game gets suspended in extra innings
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    Jacob deGrom threw eight stellar innings of one-run ball and had an RBI single, but this time it wasn’t the Mets who rained on his parade. At least not entirely.

    Though the Mets still couldn’t give their ace enough run support for a victory — but what else is new — it was a Chicago thunderstorm…

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 29, 2018

    We can maintain a positive attitude about work, but inwardly we may lose confidence as our dreams slip out of our grasp. The courageous Aries Moon continues to fuel the fires of enthusiasm, but the flames grow dimmer if we don’t make as…

  • [NYDN] New study shows condition of NYC public housing remains subpar while private apartments have improved
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Public housing apartments in New York City are in far worse condition than nonpublic housing — and have remained in a deteriorated state over the past four years — while private-sector units improved, a new study set for release Wednesday has found.

    The Citizens Budget Commission analyzed Census…

  • [NYDN] Greg Bird doesn’t help his case with 0-for-4 night as he tries to figure it out at the plate and keep Yankees starting job
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    It started with Greg Bird unable to catch a routine throw to first, and it didn’t get any better for him.

    The struggling first baseman had an extra-base hit stolen from him on a leaping grab on the warning track and lined into a double play at first. With two chances to bring in the game-winning…

  • [NYDN] Neil Walker continues to come up clutch in his chances, launching pinch hit, walk-off home run to save Yankees
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Neil Walker came here looking for a chance. The second baseman was one of the players frozen out in last winter’s cold MLB free agent market. Signed near the end of spring training, he was hoping for an opportunity to play, and with the Yankees he thought there would be a chance to win.

    This year…

  • [NYDN] Republicans resist plan to rename Senate building for McCain
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — A proposal to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for John McCain ran into resistance Tuesday from Republican senators reluctant to take away an honor already bestowed on an earlier Senate titan — and a leader of Southern senators during a tumultuous era in the nation’s history.

  • [NYDN] Roger Federer, escaping the heat in night match, breezes to first-round U.S. Open victory over Yoshihito Nishioka
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Strange as it seems, Roger Federer, widely considered the greatest tennis player ever, has not hoisted the champion’s trophy at the U.S. Open since 2008.

    If he’s going to be severely tested at this year’s Open, the stress will come later. Tuesday night, he took full advantage of both an evening…

  • [NYDN] J.D. Martinez does not back down from Instagram post with Hitler photo: ‘I stand by the second amendment’
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    J.D. Martinez is standing by his Hitler Instagram post, maintaining that he was defending the second amendment.

    The Red Sox slugger spoke to the media on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, responding to his social media post from 2013 with the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s…