Knicks Morning News (2018.09.09)

  • [NYDN] Manhattan rooftop bees are making this bakery’s Rosh Hashana honey
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    There’s a lot of buzz around this Manhattan bakery leading up to Rosh Hashana.

    For the first time in its five-year-history, Breads Bakery is using its own beehives on a rooftop just north of Union Square to make honey for the high holiday that kicks off Sunday.

    “We’re really excited about it,”…

  • [NYDN] The message Miss America is missing without a swimwear category
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    With the 2019 Miss America finals this weekend and leadership controversy surrounding the pageant, it’s easy to forgot the nostalgia of how it all started — a swimsuit competition 97 years ago.

    But for the first time, this year’s pageant does not feature a swimsuit component.

    The organization announced…

  • [NYDN] Duped by diversity: Colleges corrupt their curriculum to satisfy modern progressive sensibilities
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Another new college year, another opportunity to teach students that “America was never that great,” to quote Gov. Cuomo. From the moment that college students set foot on campus, they will be inundated with the message that the United States in particular and Western civilization in general are…

  • [NYDN] The ones we let in made us great: An immigrant story
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In the early 1900s, immigrants and refugees streamed into the U.S. from Europe. My grandmother, Asunta (Susie), was one of them. She was 11 years old, but she had a sty on her eye that made the Italian customs officials wary of her potentially poor health. They turned Susie away, leaving her in…

  • [NYDN] State Senate picks: Brooklyn
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Yesterday, we offered our recommendations in state Senate primaries across Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Today, we turn to Brooklyn.

    In the 17th district, (Borough Park and Midwood), incumbent Simcha Felder — a Democrat who caucuses with Republicans — is facing a challenge from lawyer Blake…

  • [NYDN] Pray for justice: The gears of accountability are turning in New York
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The aftereffects of Pennsylvania’s stunning grand jury report on decades-long abuse of minors by Catholic priests have rippled across the border: State Attorney General Barbara Underwood issued civil subpoenas to all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in New York and announced the formation of a tip…

  • [NYDN] The sunlight state: A police transparency lesson from California
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    California is the rare state even worse on the police misconduct transparency front than New York, where a statute known by the shorthand 50-a makes most personnel records secret.

    Landmark legislation passed last week out West would change that: It allows the release of records in use-of-force…

  • [NYDN] Families of FDNY members who died of 9/11 illnesses fight to have names listed on ‘line of duty’ memorial wall
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The families of some FDNY firefighters who died of 9/11-related illnesses have begun a quiet push to get the department to change the way in which their loved ones are honored.

    In a letter sent to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, the families — among them the widow of venerated Firefighter Ray Pfeifer…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: Police shooting of St. Lucia-born man in Dallas and Trinidad native’s lawsuit against NYPD are making international news
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Both are making news — the controversial shooting death of an unarmed black Dallas business executive by white officer and a lawsuit by a New York business owner who says he was wrongly arrested while aiding a white customer.

    And the Caribbean connections of the news are further fueling interest…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Cory Booker, illegal immigrants and ‘Anonymous’
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Judging Cory Booker’s misjudgments

    Dumont, N.J.: I turned on cable news last week and I wasn’t sure if I was watching the Judge Kavanaugh hearings or the Daytime Emmys. What a joke! Led by that presidential wannabe Cory Booker. What a self- promoting phony! I’d love to see Booker submit himself…

  • [NYDN] Gleyber Torres is on a tear again after enduring rookie slump and fighting through it
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — Gleyber Torres knows how to adapt. After an All-Star first half, the rookie infielder had struggled coming back from missing 15 games on the disabled list with a hip injury. Over the last three weeks, though, he has shown that he is able to weather the slumps and make the changes he needs…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Dellin Betances keeps bleeding, and though he is fighting through it, Yankees have to make sure the injury doesn’t worsen
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — Dellin Betances can’t stop the bleeding. The Yankees interim closer was able to handle a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, no problem. But the raw tear on his right ring finger is proving to be a tougher issue.

    Betances worked his way out of the jam to…

  • [NYDN] Mailer from Cuomo-controlled state Democratic party hits Nixon on Jewish issues; draws outrage
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo drew heat Sunday after the state Democratic party he controls sent out a mailer attacking his Democratic primary foe Cynthia Nixon on Jewish issues.

    “With anti-semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who won’t stand strong for…

  • [NYDN] The Mohawk Valley ripper
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    John Hopkins lowered the curtain on his wasted life on March 11, 2000, in his cell at Great Meadow state prison east of Lake George.

    He used a razor to carve deep gashes in the back of his legs, mining for a branch of his femoral artery, then slashed both wrists. He was chalk-faced and drained…

  • [NYDN] The horror behind ‘The Real Lolita’
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    All she wanted was to be one of the cool girls.

    Sally Horner was not quite 11, an honor-roll student and kind of a goody-goody. So in 1948, when a popular clique dared her to shoplift from the Camden Woolworth’s, she held her breath and pocketed a five-cent notebook.

    And stumbled into nearly two…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Be ready for fewer lanes at RFK Bridge ramps
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Sept. 9-Sept. 15


    RFK Bridge Bronx ramps alert! Starting Tuesday, only one lane of the northbound RFK Bridge exit ramp to the Major Deegan and the westbound Bruckner ramp to the bridge will be open — until about Nov….

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 9, 2018
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 9, 2018

    We enter uncharted emotional territory when seductive Venus slips into secretive Scorpio this morning. We might resist the change of venue at first, but the sensible Virgo New Moon at 2:01 pm EDT encourages common sense over complex…

  • [NYDN] Porn princess: Daughter of ‘70s Times Square sex king tells what life was really like on ‘the Deuce.’
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Swimming pool orgies, rampant drug use and a zonked-out prostitute breastfeeding her cat.

    Welcome to the teenage world of Romola Hodas, who watched her father, Marty, grow from a poor nobody to become the lord of New York’s sleazy sex business in the 1970s.

    In Romola’s memoir, “The Princess of…

  • [NYDN] Billie Jean King comes to Serena Williams’ defense, calls out ‘double standard’ in tennis
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Serena Williams has Billie Jean King in her corner once again.

    The tennis legend showed support for Williams after the 24-time Grand Slam champion got into an argument with the chair ump and lost Saturday afternoon’s U.S. Open final against Naomi Osaka.

    Hours after offering congratulations to Osaka,…

  • [NYDN] Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup whipped cream can soon be yours
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Raiding your kid’s Halloween bag isn’t the only way to get your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fix.

    The sweet treat will be available in whipped cream form nationwide starting in October along with a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate flavor.

    Kraft Heinz teamed up with The Hershey Company for the tempting new…

  • [NYDN] Noah Syndergaard takes sharp line drive off the ribs and is forced to exit Mets’ win over Phillies, but X-rays come back negative
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    Noah Syndergaard admitted he was scared when he saw a line drive coming straight for his chest.

    “That’s been my nightmare since I started playing baseball,” he said.

    Luckily the Mets escaped a real nightmare when X-rays on Syndergaard’s ribs came back negative after he was nailed by a Cesar Hernandez…

  • [NYDN] Mayor de Blasio’s endorsement in governor’s race? No one.
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Mayor de Blasio is staying out of the governor’s race.

    Hizzoner revealed Saturday night that he’s abstaining from endorsing either Gov. Cuomo or challenger Cynthia Nixon.

    “I believe endorsing a candidate in these races is, at this moment, counterproductive,” de Blasio said. “My vote Thursday will…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams calls chair umpire a ‘thief’ in wild scene at U.S. Open; Naomi Osaka wins first Grand Slam
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    Facing a younger and harder-hitting version of herself, Serena Williams lost her poise and, ultimately, the match, 6-2, 6-4, to Naomi Osaka in a contentious U.S. Open women’s final Saturday.

    Fulfilling her dream of defeating her idol, Osaka, a 20-year-old from Japan by way of Elmont, Long Island,…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Austin Romine makes the most of his opportunity, but Gary Sanchez should still be the starter come postseason, despite his defensive issues
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — Austin Romine made the most of his opportunity. With Gary Sanchez back from the disabled list, the chances for the backup catcher to play are now rare, but with a day game on Sunday, he got the start Saturday night against the Mariners.

    Romine hit his 10th home run of the season in the…

  • [NYDN] Trump lawyer, in new court filing, says he won’t try to enforce hush-money deal between Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    Stormy Daniels is free to talk — because President Trump doesn’t want to.

    The President’s lawyers told a California court Saturday that he won’t try to enforce the $130,000 hush-money deal between the porn star and Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen.

    Trump “will not bring any action, proceeding…