Knicks Morning News (2018.09.18)

  • [SNY Knicks] From Porzingis to picks, Knicks won’t do ‘anything that jeopardizes the future’
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 8:34:35 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills is focused on rebuilding the franchise, and that means being cautious with All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis and their draft picks from this year and the future.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks to work out plan for Porzingis’ return
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 10:24:35 PM)

    The Knicks will convene for training camp officially next Monday, but a week ahead of it the team outlined the plans for Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [ESPN] Mills says perception of Knicks on the rise
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:13:54 AM)

    Knicks team president Steve Mills said Monday night that there has been a change in how NBA players perceive the club, and that it bodes well for attracting free agents to New York next summer.

  • [NYDN] Score 1998 prices at Grand Central’s trendy food and booze shops for one day
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Next stop: a trip back in time to 1998.

    Grand Central Terminal is rolling back prices to late ‘90s levels for trendy food and drinks on Oct. 1 to celebrate 20 years as a retail destination.

    Retailers at the Midtown commuter railroad hub — including The Campbell, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Doughnut…

  • [NYDN] ‘They are resilient like the people’: Meet the four-legged survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    SAN JUAN — Their fur is matted, their teeth are missing and their hips are fractured. They have tumors, neck abrasions and their skin is falling off.

    These are the stray dogs of Puerto Rico — a population that has nearly doubled in size since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island nearly a…

  • [NYDN] Inspiring Bronx educator named 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    For the first time in 23 years, a city teacher has been recognized with the state’s top educational honor.

    Inspiring Bronx teacher Alhassan Susso, who overcame a debilitating eye disease and a difficult childhood in West Africa to help immigrant teens achieve their college dreams, has been named…

  • [NYDN] Immigrant group fined $34,950 for selling cards claiming to offer deportation protection
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An immigrant’s rights organization must pay a $34,950 civil penalty for selling cards that claimed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, an Administrative Law Judge ruled Monday.

    A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights also failed to provide five clients with a written contract and…

  • [NYDN] Clarence Thomas hearings, the sequel: What will we learn from Christine Blasey Ford’s charge against Brett Kavanaugh?
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    At 53, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is old enough to remember the ugly national spectacle of the 1991 Senate hearings for the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court — a drama he is now fated to re-enact in the starring role of The Accused.

    Back in 1991, as Thomas was speeding toward a lifetime…

  • [NYDN] Unsafe at any speed: Schools Chancellor Carranza must take the wheel on broken-down school bus system
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Parents, please thank an honest detective for blowing the whistle on city education officials who’ve put thousands of kids’ safety in the back seat, at the mercy of yellow school bus drivers with records of drunk driving, sexual sleazery and domestic violence that should by any standard be disqualifying.

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Molinaro calls on Cuomo to dump former top aide from MTA board after dirty tricks political mailer
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro wants Gov. Cuomo to dump his former top aide from the MTA board.

    Molinaro cited various conflicts involving Larry Schwartz, who until 2015 was the powerful secretary to the governor.

    Since leaving the administration, Schwartz was appointed by Cuomo…

  • [NYDN] Run, Mike, run: Bloomberg for President? Why not
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Mike Bloomberg is said to be eyeing a run for President as a Democrat in 2020.

    A party that’s lurching ever further left is unlikely to welcome a man who hugs big banks, stands by stop-and-frisk policing and questions the wisdom of the #MeToo movement. Still, we like the guy, so let him try.


  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Kaplan Twins kick off national youth vote effort by new group for the mid term elections
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — The Instagram famous Kaplan Twins have cut a digital video for a new group aimed at getting traditional non-voters and young people to show up to the polls in key congressional districts nationally in November, the Daily News has learned.

    The breezy two-minute video by 25-year-old New…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on high school tests, immigration and #MeToo charges
    (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Go beyond the test for school admissions

    Manhattan: Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza makes the valid point that a single test score on the Specialized High School Admission Test should not be the sole criterion to use for admission to the city’s eight elite, specialized public high schools (“Time…

  • [NYDN] NY actors get political on Emmys red carpet with John Leguizamo leading way, calling on Mark Burnett to be a ‘patriot’ and release alleged Trump tapes
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    New York actors didn’t shy away from politics on the Emmys red carpet.

    Actor John Leguizamo, nominated for his role as an FBI agent in “Waco,” voiced support for Tom Arnold Monday after the fellow comedian got in a dust-up with “Apprentice” producer Mark Burnett Sunday night.

    Arnold confronted…

  • [NYDN] Regina King was so sure she wouldn’t win her Emmy, she was reaching for phone shortly before her name was called
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    Regina King was seconds away from her Emmy win Monday when the “universe” told her to get off her phone.

    The “Seven Seconds” actress, who won the award for outstanding leading actress in a limited series or movie, said backstage she was reaching for her phone to “Google something” when her lipstick…

  • [NYDN] New York prepares for heavy rain from Florence remnants
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state’s Division of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management are activating to monitor the impacts of the remnants of Hurricane Florence as it moves into the state.

    Widespread heavy rain is expected through Tuesday in the southern half of the state, especially…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold made some sparkling plays Sunday, but he should have taken more consistent shots downfield
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold will sit in his rocking chair many years from now and tell his grandchildren about all the cool, annoying and ultimately rewarding stuff that happened in his first career game in front of an electric home crowd.

    The Jets rookie quarterback’s performance on Sunday was a blend of brilliance…

  • [NYDN] Giants center Jon Halapio out for season with broken ankle
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Jon Halapio’s season is over, and John Greco seemingly is the Giants’ new starting center heading into Week 3.

    Halapio, 27, just two games into his first season as a full-time starter, sustained fractures in both his lower right leg and his right ankle in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 20-13…

  • [NYDN] Michael Conforto’s six RBI lead Mets past Phillies, and it looks like the lefty has his stroke back
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Michael Conforto has found his stroke again, that sweet lefty swing the Mets had glimpses of before a devastating shoulder injury set him back.

    But that appears to be in the past now, with Conforto finally looking fully comfortable at the plate again and enjoying some consistency. He had three…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Giants only have themselves to blame for foolishly believing Eli Manning still has it, and now they’ll pay the consequences
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    ARLINGTON, Tex. — The image of Dave Gettleman not making or taking a phone call while on the clock with April’s No. 2 pick should be commissioned as an oil painting and hung around the neck of this dismal Giants season.

    It can go up in a display case right next to the cleats Eli Manning wore in…

  • [NYDN] Tiffany Haddish wore eye-catching dress honoring her Eritrean heritage and took the high road when asked about Katt Williams
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Tiffany Haddish was a class-act at the Emmys, from her gorgeous gown to her backstage comments on fellow comic and recent critic Katt Williams.

    The “Night School” actress won an Emmy for guest-hosting “Saturday Night Live” and presented at the 70th annual Emmy Awards Monday night in a custom dress…

  • [NYDN] Deputy killed, second wounded in gunfight with shooter at California auto shop
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — One Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was killed Monday and another wounded after exchanging gunfire with a suspect at an auto shop just outside of the capital city.

    A man, whose identity has not released, shot and killed 27-year-old Deputy Mark Stasyuk and injured Deputy…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 18, 2018
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 18, 2018

    Assuming that anything can happen doesn’t mean that everything we think will automatically manifest. Nevertheless, an irrepressible Mars-Uranus square is the third one in a series that began in May, manifesting stress, but also releasing…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ wins big at an Emmys show that tries too hard to do it all
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    The Marvelous Mrs. Sherman-Palladino.

    Amy Sherman-Palladino’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the Emmys Monday night as the Amazon series took home awards for best comedy, outstanding lead actress in a comedy (Rachel Brosnahan), outstanding supporting actress (Alex Borstein), directing and…

  • [NYDN] Ryan Murphy dedicates ‘Versace’ Emmy to LGBTQ community
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    Ryan Murphy used the lessons of his award-winning “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” as a real-life call for change at the Emmys Monday night.

    The director, who won for best limited series as well as several other awards throughout the evening, spoke of the meaning behind…

  • [NYDN] Julie Chen will reportedly leave ‘The Talk’ after resignation of husband Les Moonves from CBS
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    One week after skipping out on the season premiere of “The Talk,” Julie Chen is reportedly leaving for good.

    Chen, whose husband Les Moonves was ousted last week as CBS CEO amid allegations of sexual assault, will leave the morning talk show effective immediately, according to CNN.

    The host said…

  • [NYDN] Henry Winkler wins first Emmy for role in HBO dark comedy ‘Barry,’ jokes backstage he wore ‘rubber pants’ due to nerves
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    Nearly half a century after he shot to superstardom playing Fonzie on “Happy Days,” Henry Winkler finally has his Emmy.

    The beloved actor won best supporting actor in a comedy series for his role as temperamental acting coach Gene Cousineau on the HBO dark comedy “Barry.”

    “I was 27 when I started…

  • [NYDN] SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first ever private tourist to the moon
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 7:05:00 PM)

    Controversial billionaire Elon Musk announced Monday night that Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon — and he will invite six to eight artists on the journey.

    Maezawa, the founder of ZOZO, one of Japan’s largest online clothing retailers, will launch…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new regime sells plan as Kristaps Porzingis questions loom
    (Monday, September 17, 2018 4:41:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is back in New York, arriving from Latvia on Sunday, and ready to undergo further testing this week to give Knicks management a clearer picture on when he might make his season debut. Porzingis left for Europe in mid-April to continue his rehab from knee surgery, and president Steve Mills had said the…