Knicks Morning News (2018.09.17)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Steve Mills continuing to be patient with his rebuilding plan
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:08:07 PM)

    It was a smack in the face for Knicks team president Steve Mills.

  • [NYDN] ‘Not a thing was easy’: Puerto Rican women affected by loss of water after Hurricane Maria
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico nearly a year ago, it took away many households’ reliable access to clean water — a resource so vital that progress for women, achieved over decades, was effectively undone.

    The burden of housekeeping fell mostly on mothers, wives,…

  • [NYDN] Family displaced from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria are homeless again in NYC as storm anniversary approaches
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The images of the deadly storm came across the TV in her Bronx hotel room last week — blankets of rain, whirlpool winds, shards of wood where homes once stood — and Jenyffer Ortiz could feel the anxiety starting to build as she watched Hurricane Florence tear through the Carolinas.

    A year ago,…

  • [NYDN] Bronx heroin addict, whose bumpy road to recovery has been chronicled by The News, is back on the streets after Rikers stint
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The sidewalks on E. 149th St. near St. Ann’s Ave. were buzzing by 11 a.m. on a recent weekday.

    Curbside auto mechanics rushed from car to car on this blighted block of the South Bronx, replacing busted tires and worn brake pads in exchange for fistfuls of cash.

    Across the street, in between two…

  • [NYDN] Seven reasons to make Kendra’s Law permanent
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Mentally ill Andrew Goldstein was recently released from Sing Sing Correctional Facility after serving 19 years for pushing a young woman named Kendra Webdale in front of a subway train and to her death. After this tragedy, New York State passed a law to help prevent incidents like these: Kendra’s…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo astride our infrastructure: He got the Second Ave. Subway and new Tappan Zee over the finish line, but how?
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Gov. Cuomo deserves a great deal of credit for Tuesday’s opening of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as well as last January’s opening of the Second Ave. subway. Since he has taken over the reins of the state’s transportation system, he should also be held responsible for addressing its many problems.

  • [NYDN] Do it for Kendra: A successful law to help people with mental illness needs strengthening
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Andrew Goldstein, so psychologically sick that he shoved a young woman to her death on subway tracks just because, is out of state prison after serving 19 years for manslaughter — and in an unspecified state facility.

    Kendra Webdale, the woman whose life he ended with that push, lives on in the…

  • [NYDN] Forget it, Europe: Keep ‘the right to be forgotten’ far away from American shores
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Web giant Google is on the side of the angels in European court as it fights against widespread application of the “right to be forgotten.”

    What may sound at first glance like an empowering information-age principle risks stifling expression everywhere.

    As conceived, the right gives an individual…

  • [NYDN] Life is good: People are doing better all over Earth
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    There’s evil, sadness, corruption, disease and danger aplenty across the planet. But even in these bitter, breathless days, we should acknowledge an underappreciated truth: Life continues to get better for the many, thanks to public health advances, economic growth and decent governance.

    The United…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Nixon failed to capitalize on Teachout’s gains against Cuomo from four years ago
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — In losing last week’s Democratic gubernatorial primary to Gov. Cuomo, actress Cynthia Nixon failed to capitalize on the gains made four years earlier by lesser-known Fordham law Prof, Zephyr Teachout.

    In 2014, Teachout had virtually no money and little media attention, but managed to win…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Ex-NYCHA worker says colleagues at Throggs Neck Houses openly smoked pot and chugged $80 bottles of ‘high-end’ booze
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    For some of the public housing staff at the Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx, work time meant party time. But if you weren’t invited to the party, life could be very unpleasant.

    Neil Andrade, 32, says he learned this the hard way when he briefly worked as a NYCHA caretaker at the development that’s…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Brooklyn development, the Catholic Church and Norm Macdonald
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    An indefensible Brooklyn development

    Brooklyn: Your editorial on 80 Flatbush missed the mark completely, and shows a profound ignorance of the actual project (“Onward & upward, Brooklyn,” Sept. 10).

    Alloy Development spent more than $500,000 lobbying our local officials for this travesty of a project,…

  • [NYDN] Odell Beckham Jr. is made an afterthought by Cowboys’ defense as Giants’ star WR goes almost a full quarter without a target
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Giants paid Odell Beckham Jr. $90 million on a contract extension and allowed the Dallas Cowboys to scheme him into an afterthought two weeks into the season in a prime time game.

    Beckham incomprehensibly went almost a full quarter of the Giants’ 20-13 loss without a target…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Need some extra motivation, Yankees? How about preventing a Red Sox division title celebration on your home field this week
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    Maybe not wanting to see the Red Sox celebrate the division title in the Bronx will spark the Yankees. Maybe the potential return of Aaron Judge during the upcoming series against their hated rival will give them the jump start that Aaron Boone is looking for.

    A struggling Blue Jays team and a…

  • [NYDN] Jamal Adams takes responsibility for losing Frank Gore on 3rd-and-19 as Jets’ defense can’t repeat last week’s dominant performance
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    Even after all their untimely penalties and turnovers, the Jets still could’ve given Sam Darnold a final chance with three minutes remaining.

    The defense only needed to stop the Dolphins on 3rd-and-19. And it couldn’t.

    “Put it on me,” said free safety Jamal Adams. “I was responsible. Put it on…

  • [NYDN] 2 American basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    BUCHAREST, Romania — Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday.

    Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila, were attacked Saturday night in the…

  • [NYDN] New Jersey’s Oyster Creek, oldest nuclear plant in U.S., closing Monday
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — America’s oldest nuclear power plant, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey, is shutting down Monday.

    The plant in Lacey Township near the Jersey shore will go offline at some point before 1 p.m., although officials will not say precisely when.


  • [NYDN] Man crossing between subway cars suffers fatal blow to head after losing his footing (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    A man who was crossing between subway cars on a Union Square-bound No. 4 train lost his footing and took a fatal blow to the head Sunday night, police said.

    The man, 33, was walking to the back of the train when he stumbled between cars and struck his head at about 10:15 p.m., cops said. Medics…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold taking blame for plays that weren’t his fault shows true leadership, and consider this first loss a lesson learned
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold was reviewing the first loss of his NFL career, making sure to shoulder real and imaginary blame, making it clear to everyone that if you wanted to point the finger anywhere, it should be at him.

    Leaders do those types of things. Leaders take responsibility for everything whether or…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Frightened camel runs wild during Pittsburgh circus, injuring 7
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus.

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 17, 2018
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 17, 2018

    How fitting that this back-to-work Monday is blessed by the responsive Moon entering ambitious Capricorn at 7:07 am EDT. Unfortunately, responding to authority is harder to justify if that very same person was previously encouraging…

  • [NYDN] Venezuelan firemen jailed for video comparing President Nicolas Maduro to donkey
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Two firefighters have been arrested after a video surfaced on social media showing them mockingly compare Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to a donkey, officials said Friday.

    The two-minute clip shows one man lead a donkey through a firehouse. Another man videotaping says…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Eli Manning’s and Giants’ offensive futility is unacceptable now after all the moves they’ve made
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    ARLINGTON, Tex. — Unacceptable.

    The Giants are not allowed to put a product this poor on the field anymore. This 20-13 loss to the Cowboys was too much.

    Not after a 3-13 season in 2017. Not after blowing up their front office and coaching staff and retooling the roster around Eli Manning to make…

  • [NYDN] Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — A Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine faced federal trafficking charges Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors said.

    Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva is among nearly…

  • [NYDN] ICE agent in Oregon arrested on sodomy charges
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon State Police says that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested on multiple counts of sodomy, the Oregonian/ reported.

    Officials said in a statement that Blake V. Northway, a 55-year-old who lives in Medford, was taken into custody…

  • [NYDN] Cops arrest 14th suspect in murder of Bronx teen Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz
    (Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Police have arrested a 14th suspect in connection with the brutal stabbing death of Bronx teenager Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz.

    Frederick Then, 20, an alleged Trinitarios gang member, surrendered himself to police Sunday, just four days after cops released a photo of his face to the media. He’s…