Sports Kevin Durant has claimed he has “no clue” where the rumors linking him with a move to New York City came from. In what could be a momentous occasion for the entire league, the two-time NBA Finals MVP is set to become a free agent this summer. Read more: Will the spat with Draymond Green impact Kevin Durant's free agency decision? While Durant could simply choose to sign a more lucrative contract with the Golden State Warriors to remain with the franchise with whom he has won two titles in the last two years, he could also opt to explore the market. As one of the most dominant players in the entire league—he is currently averaging 28.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season, while shooting 50.5 percent from the field—Durant will obviously not be short of suitors this summer. The New York Knicks have routinely been mentioned as one of the possible destinations for the 30-year-old. While the Knicks have struggled for decades, they would offer … [Read more...] about Will Kevin Durant Leave the Warriors? NBA Finals MVP ‘Has No Clue’ about New York Knicks Rumors
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For the past few weeks we’ve been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 60 best songs ever written about our city, songs that best capture what it’s like to live, love, struggle, and exist in the sprawling, unforgiving, culturally dense metropolis we pay too much to call home. We started by agreeing on the songs we shouldn’t include — naked and clunky stabs at new New York anthems that fall flat and ring inauthentic, like Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” U2’s “New York,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.” Instead, we focus on tracks that are so New York, and so good, they can’t be denied. Here they are. Listen to our Spotify playlist, which has most of the songs you’ll read about below. Contributors: Steve Almond, … [Read more...] about The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City
Who’s willing to take on some of the state’s most powerful politicians? The Republican Party has struggled to find worthy candidates, but they’ll officially settle on their slate for the four statewide elected positions this week. Conservatives from all around the state will meet at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan for the statewide nominating convention. On Wednesday, they’ll nominate candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and on Thursday morning they’ll make their picks for attorney general and comptroller. Here is what you need to know ahead of the convention. A scramble for attorney general With New York City Public Advocate Letitia James gobbling up support from the Democratic establishment for her run for attorney general, any Republican may have a tough time gaining momentum. But the now-open seat is more winnable that it was three weeks ago, when it looked like the incumbent Eric Schneiderman would cruise to victory. Now … [Read more...] about Five things to know about New York’s Republican convention
Nationwide, black women are seeing more opportunities to run for elected office. Getty Images Nationwide, nearly 600 black women are running for elected office in the United States this year.In light of Public Advocate Letitia James launching her bid for New York State Attorney General on Wednesday—she would be the first black woman to hold statewide office if she wins—as well as New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray weighing higher office and Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins becoming the first black female majority leader if Democrats take back the Senate, is the movement spreading to New York, too?Nationwide Momentum Picks Up for Black Women Running for Elected OfficeBlack women make up 3.6 percent of Congress, 3.7 percent of state legislators nationwide and less than one percent of statewide elected executive officials, according to a recent report titled, “The Chisholm Effect: Black Women in American Politics … [Read more...] about Black Women Are Rising Up in Politics Nationwide… But What About New York?
In a city with 1,660 pizzerias, there's a solid argument that the best is Denino's on Staten Island. Its pies scored a 4.5 rating in the latest Zagat survey, the same as Coney Island's legendary Totonno's and Lombardi's, the SoHo joint that claims to be America's first pizzeria. Denino's scored higher than Grimaldi's (4.1), the Brooklyn haunt that has opened 50 locations across the country in recent years and last month announced plans for five in the United Arab Emirates.— But Mike Burke, stepson of founder Carlo Denino, has stuck close to home. He opened a Denino's in Brick, N.J., in 2010 and another in the West Village 18 months ago. He hasn't branched out farther, he said, because he believes his pizza requires an essential ingredient: New York City water. "When I used the water in Brick," Burke said, "the crust didn't come out right." article continues below advertisement For years, Burke, a retired city firefighter, trucked in blocks of city ice that he would melt to … [Read more...] about Liquid assets: Making bank on New York’s water