Knicks Morning News (2018.09.01)

  • [NYDN] Now more than ever, pass this bill
    (Saturday, September 01, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The Bible tells us that when Jesus, considered by the Romans to be a criminal, was arrested in the days before his crucifixion, St. Peter was confronted by different local people about his suspected affiliation with the man.

    Each time Peter was confronted, he denied any association or even knowing…

  • [NYDN] De Blasio’s whip hand: A new plan to drive carriage horses out of town
    (Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Mayor de Blasio is back in the saddle on a crazy crusade he pledged would be won on Day One. Yes, the push to extinguish Central Park horse carriages and their 200-plus good union jobs is baaaack.

    This time, rather than a gallop toward extinction, Hizzoner is offering what on its face sounds like…

  • [NYDN] Voice of the people: The Village Voice turns out the lights
    (Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    We gather to bestow final rites on the Village Voice, once a giant of New York City print journalism, a global beacon for social and political and artistic movements chronicled in its pages, reduced last year to a URL and, as of Friday, to a legacy.

    But what a legacy — not least, of herculean reporting…

  • [NYDN] Reeling and dealing: Donald Trump’s NAFTA fiasco
    (Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Why should any foreign nation try to work a deal with the United States when our President seems incapable of negotiating in good faith?

    Latest example: Friday, President Trump alerted Congress to a NAFTA replacement based on a bilateral deal with Mexico, promising that Canada would soon be on…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on impeachment, truth and the WNBA
    (Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Impeachment: Tough to toss Trump

    Brooklyn: “What impeachment is for” is an intelligent piece (Op-Ed, Aug. 29). However it fails to stress that impeachment is only a rather difficult first step toward removal of a high government official from public office. It is unconstitutional to remove a President…

  • [NYDN] Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid get standing ovation and love from Serena Williams at U.S. Open
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    Serena Williams may have been queen on the court at the U.S. Open Friday night, but Colin Kaepernick was king off it.

    The former 49ers quarterback and ex-teammate Eric Reid received a standing ovation from the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium during Serena’s dominating 6-1, 6-2 win over her older sister…

  • [NYDN] Sister of Harlem delivery man fatally shot in front of pizza shop struggles to make sense of his murder
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    The sister of a slain deliveryman is looking for answers after her only brother was gunned down in front of his Harlem pizza Wednesday night.

    Police are still investigating the crime. A video of the shooting shows that Jose Alvarado, 37, never suspected what was coming.

    “Why did the killer take…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Pirates
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The Yankees made a post-midnight move for another infielder, staying busy at the waiver trade deadline.

    They acquired shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    In a corresponding move, left-handed…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Boone’s ejection lights a fire under Yankees, who rally to beat Tigers in wild night at Stadium
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Aaron Boone lit a fire under the Yankees, but it was the umpires, really, who played heroes for the Bombers Thursday night.

    Home plate umpire Nic Lentz’s ejection of the pinstriped skipper gave the Yankees some motivation, and what appeared to be a blown call by first base umpire Paul Nauert on…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 1, 2018
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 1, 2018

    Although the weight of six planets in practical earth signs enables most of us to keep our feet planted firmly on the ground, this wave of sensibility will not last. We might compensate with overly cautious behavior as the steadfast…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams routs sister Venus in latest clash for siblings at U.S. Open
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    The latest meeting of the most successful siblings in sports history had fans at the U.S. Open yearning for something special Friday night.

    They got it from one side of the net.

    In a commanding performance, Serena Williams sent notice in a 6-1, 6-2 rout of her big sister Venus at Arthur Ashe Stadium…

  • [NYDN] Gary Sanchez should be back in Yankees lineup Saturday looking fit and in shape
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Gary Sanchez is back and looking better than ever, according to manager Aaron Boone.

    The Yankee skipper plans to have his newly fit catcher back in the lineup Saturday after Sanchez came through his rehab assignment “really well.”

    “I think he’s in a really good place right now, physically, conditioning…

  • [NYDN] Alleged sex abuse of minors raises pressure on Trump administration to reunite migrant families
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration is under increasing pressure to speed up the reunification of immigrant families it separated at the Mexican border, following allegations three youngsters were sexually abused while in U.S. custody.

    The government of El Salvador said the three, ages 12 to 17,…

  • [NYDN] Rafael Nadal, bothered by knee issue, has to work to escape with U.S. Open victory over Karen Khachanov in epic match
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    It was harder than expected for Rafael Nadal. But he survived. And the result was an epic match.

    Clearly bothered by a knee issue, the top-ranked defending champion trailed by a set to 27th-seeded Karen Khachanov, but rallied in a gut-check victory that included two tiebreakers, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7),…

  • [NYDN] New Mexico compound leader believed she could reincarnate Jesus Christ through the body of dead disabled boy
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The deranged leader of a New Mexico cult believed she could reincarnate Jesus Christ through the body of her polygamist husband’s disabled son so he could guide them to corrupt institutions that needed to be destroyed, according to the FBI.

    The twisted theory came to light Friday when the feds…

  • [NYDN] New 911 audio reveals dispatcher questioned ‘BBQ Becky’s’ mental health after she called cops on group of black people enjoying cookout in Calif. park
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    Even the emergency dispatcher questioned “BBQ Becky’s” mental health.

    Four months after a white woman nicknamed “BBQ Becky” called police on a group of black people enjoying a cookout in an Oakland, Calif., park, officials have released dramatic 911 audio from the now-viral incident.

    In two calls…

  • [NYDN] Andrew McCutchen, freshly shaven, will arrive in Bronx Saturday, and Aaron Boone expects former MVP to give Yankees a boost
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    A former NL MVP will join the Yankees on Saturday after shaving his beard and cutting his hair and no, his name is not Bryce Harper.

    Andrew McCutchen’s Bronx welcome can’t come soon enough, with the Yankees hurting in the outfield minus Aaron Judge and suddenly looking sluggish on this homestand…

  • [NYDN] NYCHA still breaking lead inspection rules despite consent decree, feds charge
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    Weeks after the New York City Housing Authority signed a consent decree with the federal government promising to get its act together, the embattled agency keeps breaking the rules by failing to properly address the problem of toxic lead paint, prosecutors alleged Friday.

    On June 11, the authority…

  • [NYDN] Good government group Citizens Union offers lukewarm endorsement of Gov. Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    Good government group Citizens Union swallowed hard on Friday and offered a lukewarm endorsement of Gov. Cuomo for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee while acknowledging his checkered history of government ethics reforms.

    “After careful consideration and extensive interviews with both candidates,…

  • [NYDN] Carted off: Sanitation Salvage loses appeal to regain its license
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Sanitation Salvage won’t be able to operate on city streets until an independent auditor — which the city will pick, but the company will pay for — can clean up the killer carting company’s mess, officials said.

    In a 10-page decision handed down Friday, the Business Integrity Commission said Sanitation…

  • [NYDN] Man critical after being shot in the head in Wavecrest, Queens
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    Gunfire in Queens left a man shot in the head and cops looking for the shooter, police said.

    The 20-year-old victim was shot Friday just after 4 p.m. on Beach 25th St. near Collier Ave. in Wavecrest, officials said.

    Reuven Sharp, 43, who has lived in the neighborhood his whole life, said he was…

  • [NYDN] Rudy Giuliani questions why Trump ally Roger Stone keeps talking about getting indicted: ‘It seems like he wants attention’
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:35:00 PM)

    President Trump’s legal bulldog is barking at his dirty trickster.

    Rudy Giuliani questioned Friday why Roger Stone, Trump’s longtime friend and political ally, keeps raising the possibility that he will be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

    “Has anyone ever told Roger it isn’t good to…

  • [NYDN] Low-income Chinatown residents back home after 7-month building repair job
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:30:00 PM)

    They’re back home after a years-long public feud with their landlord resulted in substantial repairs to their Chinatown apartment building.

    After seven months away, 75 residents of 85 Bowery were home in their apartments Friday after their landlord, Joseph Batesh, completed extensive repairs to…

  • [NYDN] City school spending up nearly $1 billion as enrollment falls
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    The city’s overall spending to operate the public school system jumped by roughly $850 million from 2017 to 2018, even as enrollment in district-run schools fell by nearly 19,000 students, newly released city Education Department data shows.

    Figures published Friday by the Education Department…

  • [NYDN] Jets cut-down day tracker 2018: A running list of Gang Green’s final roster cuts
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:40:00 PM)

    The Jets will trim their roster from 90 to 53 by the league’s Saturday 4 p.m. deadline.

    Although Todd Bowles & Co. have much of their initial 53-man roster set, there were a few spots up for grabs entering the preseason finale against the Eagles on Thursday night.

    Gang Green has solid depth at…

  • [SNY Knicks] Metta World Peace: Knicks will face Lakers in NBA Finals
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 10:45:16 AM)

    Metta World Peace thinks two of his former teams, the Knicks and Lakers, will square off in the NBA Finals.