Knicks Morning News (2018.09.03)

  • [NYDN] Fall TV 2018: Shows to watch, try and avoid
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Welcome to the fall of TV shows you’ve already seen before.

    A disappointing crop of new shows looks awfully familiar, mostly because they are. Peak TV has devolved into any number of spinoffs, sequels, remakes and reboots, leaving little room for original programming on networks and streaming services….

  • [NYDN] Medical marijuana discount for 2.5 million union workers in NY state under new deal
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Look for the union label…on medical marijuana.

    A new deal launching on Labor Day provides exclusive discounts on the drug from Vireo Health of New York to more than 2.5 million members and retirees of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW.

    “This program is designed to make our products more affordable and to educate…

  • [NYDN] Dan Patrick relishes chance to go in-depth with major sports stars as new host of ‘Undeniable’
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Dan Patrick’s latest show is unlike anything he’s ever done before.

    The veteran broadcaster and longtime radio voice of “The Dan Patrick Show” — who has covered Super Bowls and Olympics, anchored NBC’s “Football Night in America” and ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and emceed the game show “Sports Jeopardy!”…

  • [NYDN] Helping labor get off its back: We have an obligation to reverse the erosion of unions
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Here’s a Labor Day quiz:

    Most Americans support unions, but just over 10% are union members. What gives?

    Business leaders claim that American workers don’t want or need unions anymore. But the Gallup poll reveals that Americans’ support for unions has been increasing — from 48% in 2009 to 62% today.

  • [NYDN] A history lesson on saving labor: Look to how unions rebounded in the 1920s for insight on how they can make progress today
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Many obituaries have been written for labor. The anti-union Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court decision is already being followed by a dark money campaign to convince workers to quit their unions. In the private sector, employers evade the reach of workplace-based union contracts by off-shoring, sub-contracting…

  • [NYDN] Celebrate Labor Day by waiting in line
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Labor Day is meant to honor the contributions of American workers, not robots. So with more and more labor being automated — not just in factories but in retail, health care and pretty much everywhere — what does this day still mean?

    A cynical answer might be shopping and sales. But in fact, there…

  • [NYDN] Wages on the tarmac: The Port Authority folded instead of fighting for what airport workers deserve
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    On this Labor Day, which most everyone has off for rest, recreation and especially travel, the 40,000 people who keep JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports running are working, like they do every day.

    And doing so without long-overdue raises they were promised by political muckety mucks.

    This is a…

  • [NYDN] Scram, student borrowers: A flaming farewell to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Congress granted no ifs, ands or buts: The massive 2010 Dodd-Frank bill that swept clean Wall Street created an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and within it a student loan ombudsman.

    That ombudsman, Seth Frotman, is now striding out the door after penning a letter that the leadership…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo could have vote issue if Williams wins NY lieutenant governor Democratic primary
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions.

    ALBANY —Gov. Cuomo faces more than just running with a candidate he doesn’t support if Jumaane Williams wins his upcoming Democratic lieutenant governor primary.

    Assuming Cuomo…

  • [NYDN] Scram, student borrowers: A flaming farewell to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Congress granted no ifs, ands or buts: The massive 2010 Dodd-Frank bill that swept clean Wall Street created an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and within it a student loan ombudsman.

    That ombudsman, Seth Frotman, is now striding out the door after penning a letter that the leadership…

  • [NYDN] Nixon self-identifies as ‘queer,’ not lesbian
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Actress Cynthia Nixon has been routinely described as trying to become the state’s first lesbian governor.

    But Nixon actually doesn’t self-identify as a lesbian. She considers herself queer, campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said.

    Queer — one of the Qs in the LGBTQ movement, along with…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Letitia James hit for visiting Long Island church headed by controversial ‘ex-gay’ pastor
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Attorney General wannabe and city Public Advocate Letitia James is taking heat for recently appearing at a Long Island church whose self-proclaimed “ex-gay” pastor has said God can save people from the “curse” of homosexuality.

    James on Aug. 20 appeared with pastor and gospel singer Donnie…

  • [NYDN] Pushing our buttons: An awful subway elevator must finally come back online
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    One of our correspondents travels to and from the office via the Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center subway station. Brooklyn’s busiest, it is home to 10 lines, along with commuter rail.

    As our correspondent noticed on morning after evening after morning after evening after morning after evening, the…

  • [NYDN] Gene Gotti, brother of mob boss John, finishes 29-year prison term this month
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    If the late John Gotti’s long-jailed brother finds the 21st-century Mafia unrecognizable later this month, he knows where the blame lies.

    Gene Gotti, behind bars since 1989 for running a multi-million dollar heroin distribution ring, is set for a Sept. 15 release from the Federal Correctional Institution…

  • [NYDN] NYS GOP sticking it to Cuomo over “America was never great’ comment
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — State Republicans will look to take advantage of Cuomo’s recent comment that “America was never great” by offering bumperstickers highlighting the issue.

    “Hey Cuomo, America is great”, the bumperstickers say.

    “It’s something that we’ve clearly seen a lot of passion about and it’s a great…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo: NYS Democratic Senate doesn’t mean progressive agenda will sail through
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo warns that progressive legislation may not sail through the state Senate even if the Democrats win control in this fall’s elections.

    “It will still be hard,” Cuomo said during a meeting last week with the Daily News Editorial Board. “Whoever is in the minority, it’s always…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Zephyr Teachout, federal pay raises and John McCain
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Dems should embrace intellectuals

    Manhattan: Things took a Trumpian turn during the second Democratic primary debate for attorney general when Public Advocate Letitia James appeared to repeatedly put down her progressive opponent Zephyr Teachout by calling her “professor.”

    Teachout does indeed…

  • [NYDN] Two shootings in Brooklyn leave one dead, two wounded
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    A pair of shootings in Brooklyn left one man dead and two others wounded over the span of an hour Sunday afternoon, cops said.

    The shootings took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, about two miles apart from each other. Cops have not determined if they’re linked.

    At about 3 p.m., a gunman shot a 37-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Teen plummets to her death from fifth-floor fire escape during Tribeca house party
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    A 15-year-old girl plunged five stories to her death during a party in a Tribeca apartment building late Sunday, police said.

    The teen was attending a party at a building on Reade St. at W. Broadway at about 11 p.m. when she went out onto a fifth-floor fire escape and plummeted to the ground below,…

  • [NYDN] Police shoot gunman before Ice Cube concert in California (WARNING: GRAPHIC)
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    Chaos erupted when a man fired a gun into the air before the start of a concert by rapper Ice Cube Sunday night at the Del Mar Racetrack in California.

    According to witnesses and concertgoers, the crowd was getting impatient entering the venue for the performance that was to follow the races.


  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 3, 2018
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 3, 2018

    We play well with others while the reflective Moon visits friendly Gemini; differences of opinion just don’t seem to matter as much. We’re more congenial now, even if we don’t agree with someone’s conclusion on an important subject….

  • [NYDN] Education secretary says she has no plans to take action on funding to arm teachers
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.

    DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said…

  • [NYDN] Sloane Stephens, with raucous U.S. Open crowd behind her, marches on to quarterfinals in quest to repeat
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    There are definite advantages for Sloane Stephens as an American star defending her title at the U.S. Open.

    Raucous cheers on every winning shot. Collective groans on every miss. Shouts of encouragement ringing through Arthur Ashe Stadium whenever her level of tennis drops just a bit.


  • [NYDN] Cyclist dies after marauding motorcycle and ATV riders knock him off his bike in Queens
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    A band of marauding motorcyclists and ATV riders knocked a bicyclist off his bike in Queens, fatally injuring him, then pulled a similar stunt on another cyclist minutes later, cops said Sunday.

    Eucario Xelo, 65, of Brooklyn, was riding his bike west on Seneca Ave. in Ridgewood, toward the intersection…

  • [NYDN] Firefighters battle blaze at esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum
    (Sunday, September 02, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    A 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro is being engulfed by flames.

    Firefighters were working late Sunday to put out a large blaze at the esteemed National Museum in northern Rio. It wasn’t immediately clear how the fire began.

    News portal G1, citing the museum, reported that nobody was injured…