Knicks Morning News (2018.09.14)

  • [NYDN] Here’s how King Kong will be brought to life on Broadway
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    “King Kong” is roaring to life on Broadway and it takes a village to get the 20-foot high, 2,000-pound ape in action on stage.

    The giant soulful star of the musical that starts previews Oct. 5 can crumble to the ground in exhaustion, soar towards the ceiling, and express everything from rage to…

  • [NYDN] ‘Thomas & Friends’ owner fires back after NRA show portrays characters in KKK hoods
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    That idea sure Tank-ed!

    Mattel — the company that owns Thomas the Tank Engine — is firing back at NRA TV host Dana Loesch for portraying “Thomas & Friends” characters in Ku Klux Klan hoods.

    On Friday, Loesch showed characters from the children’s TV show “Thomas & Friends” in white hoods while discussing…

  • [NYDN] Women model lingerie in windows overlooking High Line in the name of body positivity during New York Fashion Week
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Visitors to the High Line got quite an eyeful Wednesday when a diverse group of women posed in lingerie in the floor-to-ceiling windows of new apartments for a New York Fashion Week presentation.

    The hour-long show, which featured 26 women standing in four floors of the apartments, was part of…

  • [NYDN] Detective alleges boss attacked her – and she was punished
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An NYPD detective says she was ordered to hand over her gun and shield and take a pysch test after she reported an alleged assault at the hands of her boss in the department’s Hate Crimes Unit.

    Detective Nela Gomez, 38, claims a lieutenant went on a foul mouthed tirade and slammed his office door…

  • [NYDN] Facts are facts, President Trump: A professor who studied Puerto Rico’s death toll responds
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Science is more powerful than a tweet. It always will be.

    No tweet, regardless of authorship, can erase the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Maria. Today, if you want to measure the impact of that storm, all you need to do is take a plane to Puerto Rico.

    As your plane approaches the airport, you…

  • [NYDN] The stupid war on vaping: If anything, electronic nicotine delivery is saving lives from cigarettes
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Juul, a discreet, streamlined e-cigarette that resembles a USB drive, is pretty cool. That’s an advantage for Juul Labs, helping it attract more than 70% of the U.S. market, but also a problem, because teenagers like cool things.

    This week, the Food and Drug Administration sent letters to Juul…

  • [NYDN] Waiting for Godot at NYCHA
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    If any corner of the wretched New York City Housing Authority had cause to hope for a turnaround, it was Holmes Towers, near Gracie Mansion — first in line for what Mayor de Blasio in 2015 cheered would be “approximately half a billion dollars in resources for NYCHA to address its ongoing capital…

  • [NYDN] Florence, begone: Holding our breath for the Carolinas
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A fearsome hurricane bears down on the Carolinas this morning.

    We who six years ago were walloped by a monster storm, who are still in many ways struggling to recover — we need another rail tunnel under the Hudson River, stat — hold our breaths and hope for the best.

    May the wind die down and the…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on 9/11 firefighters, clean energy and Uber
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Honor cancer-felled 9/11 firefighters

    Yorktown Heights, N.Y.: The FDNY does not officially classify the 9/11-related cancer deaths of firefighters as line-of-duty deaths, and they are not counted as part of the tally of firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1865. Fire Commissioner…

  • [NYDN] Man, 42, shot in his car and critically wounded in Queens
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    An armed attacker shot a 42-year-old man as he sat in his car in Queens Thursday night, critically wounding him, cops said.

    Cops found the 42-year-old victim after he crashed his Honda into a utility pole at 144th Ave. and 249th St. in Rosedale just after 10:20 p.m.

    Medics rushed him to Jamaica…

  • [NYDN] ‘IT LOOKED LIKE ARMAGEDDON’: Gas explosions rip through dozens of homes north of Boston; teen killed by falling chimney
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Dozens of gas explosions tore through numerous homes in Boston late Thursday, leading to one reported death and mass evacuations of several neighborhoods.

    Massachusetts State Police responded to 70 separate explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover by 7:30 p.m., where at least 39 homes…

  • [NYDN] Hurricane Florence’s onslaught could cue disaster in North Carolina
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulking storm slogs inland.

    Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence’s…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon goes live from Central Park for the first time
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Jimmy Fallon’s latest gig was a walk in the park.

    The “Tonight Show” host swapped 30 Rock for Central Park Thursday for a taping of his chat fest that featured appearances from stars like Blake Lively, Carrie Underwood and a few surprise guests.

    The star-studded affair, which took place at Rumsey…

  • [NYDN] Bronx man accused of helping brother kill ex-roommate held without bail
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    He gave his brother a helping hand — and that hand was attached to a gun.

    A Bronx man accused of fatally shooting his brother’s ex-roommate while the victim’s girlfriend watched in horror has been ordered held without bail after his arrest on murder charges.

    Michael Rodriguez, 29, was arraigned…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 14, 2018
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 14, 2018

    We are mentally agile as clever Mercury grows closer to the Sun every day. But our logic may not be as sound as we prefer while Mercury forms anxious aspects with confrontational Mars and unconventional Uranus. Meanwhile, the shrewd…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Cuomo vulnerability was more hope than reality
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    In the end, Gov. Cuomo’s vulnerability was more hope on the part of the far left wing of the Democratic party than reality.

    Cuomo wracked up a huge primary win against actress Cynthia Nixon, who was barely able to surpass the 33% lesser-known and underfunded Zephyr Teachout did against the governor…

  • [NYDN] Yankees gain breathing room in Wild Card race as Athletics fall to Baltimore
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Dylan Bundy had eight strikeouts in six solid innings, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the Oakland Athletics’ six-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Thursday night.

    Stephen Piscotty homered for the A’s, who fell 3½ games behind first-place Houston in the AL West and 1½ back of the Yankees for…

  • [NYDN] ‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain and wind
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:45:00 PM)

    The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous.

    Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 mph winds for a drenching siege that could…

  • [NYDN] Man arrested after shooting Minnesota deputy with crossbow
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — Authorities say a man who shot a Minnesota sheriff’s deputy with a crossbow also was shot and wounded by law officers firing their guns.

    Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmunson says the deputy was shot in the forearm Thursday and was taken to a hospital, where he is in good condition….

  • [NYDN] Fantasy football Week 2 lineup rankings
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:10:00 PM)

    Adrian Peterson?looked like he entered the?DeLorean?in Week 1, rushing 26 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. Yes, it’s just 3.7 yards per carry, but if he continues to approach or even exceed 20 carries per game, he’s a Top-24 RB. AP also added two receptions for 70 yards, reminding us of the…

  • [NYDN] Top 10: David Wright’s most memorable moments of his Amazin’ Mets career
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    With David Wright effectively announcing Thursday he will hang up the cleats after returning for one more game on Sept. 29, we remember some his most memorable plays during his storied career.

    July 21, 2004 — THE DEBUT

    After a brief stint in Triple-A, the Mets call-up phenom Wright to fill the…

  • [NYDN] Nicki Minaj, Cardi B continue their feud — this time picking sides in the New York gubernatorial race
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Score one for Nicki Minaj.

    The rapper and her nemesis Cardi B came out on opposite sides of New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, as the Queens-born Minaj sides with incumbent Gov. Cuomo and Cardi B, raised in the Bronx, endorsed Cynthia Nixon.

    By Thursday night, it looked like Minaj was…

  • [NYDN] Salsa great Gilberto Santa Rosa celebrates 40 years in music with HBO Latino concert special
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    To celebrate his four decades in music, Gilberto Santa Rosa didn’t hold back.

    Known as El Caballero de la Salsa — the Gentleman of Salsa — the Puerto Rican singer marks his 40 years in the business with the HBO Latino concert special “Gilberto Santa Rosa: 40 y Contando,” set to debut Friday, Sept….

  • [NYDN] School bus complaint line hits 67,075 calls in four days, even chancellor can’t get student to class on time
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza personally intervened to help a student with disabilities left stranded amid the city’s yellow bus crisis, but even that child was late for school Thursday as problems again engulfed bus lines across the city.

    Bronx dad Alphonso Reyes emailed Carranza Wednesday…

  • [NYDN] Gov. Cuomo defeats Nixon easily in bitter Democratic primary battle
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    After a bitter six-month battle, Gov. Cuomo Thursday easily beat back a primary challenge from his left flank from actress Cynthia Nixon.

    With nearly 99% of election districts reporting as of midnight, Cuomo was ahead 64.4% to 33.9%.

    For the governor, who is seeking a third term, it was his toughest…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ 2019 offseason plan has Kyrie Irving as ‘their first, second, third and fourth choice’
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:12:03 AM)

    The rumors continue to swirl around the Knicks’ plans for this upcoming offseason, and Celtics G Kyrie Irving is right in the middle of them. In fact, he may be the most important piece.