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ESPN’s New Miniseries Sizzles

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The Bronx is burning. No, I’m not referring to the suffocating heat that enveloped the city yesterday. I’m referring to ESPN’s critically acclaimed, eight-week miniseries that debuted last night chronicling the title-winning, yet volatile ’77 Yankees, who often battled each other while the city battled the Son of Sam killer, a tumultuous 25-hour blackout and [&hellip
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P.J. Gets Second Gasp In Seattle

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

P.J. Carlesimo, who attended Fordham University here in the city and once put the tiny, Staten Island-based Wagner College on the basketball map, was hired yesterday as the new head coach of the Seattle Supersonics. Rather than being known as Wagner’s claim-to-fame, however, Carlesimo is more infamously remembered as the coach that Latrell “I’m-Fucking-Crazy” Sprewell [&hellip
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Thomas Struggles On Court & In Court

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

If Knicks owner James Dolan won’t fire Isiah Thomas because of his incompetence as a general manager and basketball coach, maybe the justice system will do him a favor. Following a Manhattan hearing on Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge scheduled a trial for Thomas’ ongoing sexual harassment suit that was issued against him by [&hellip
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Independence Day, The Canadian Way

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Music, Posts

What’s the best way to celebrate America’s birthday? Canadian music and pornography, of course. Well, not exactly. But several thousand people did brave heavy rains and even heavier winds yesterday to commemorate our nation’s Independence Day with the Land of Maple Syrup’s most beloved indie-rock act, The New Pornographers, at Battery Park. It seems not [&hellip
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Axe And You Shall Receive

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Forget lawyers, police or a little time apart, New Yorkers have decided to start settling their domestic disputes with axes. For the second time in seven weeks, a lovers’ quarrel ended with an axe-attack in the Empire State. Stephen Abbott, 40, assaulted his girlfriend, Darlene Grice, and her lover with an axe after finding them [&hellip
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Benoit Family Murder-Suicide Takes A Turn For The Weird

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

There was an eerie new twist in the murder-suicide of Chris Benoit and his family that surfaced over a period of several days last weekend. According to authorities, Benoit’s Wikipedia article mentioned the death of his wife and son, 14 hours before police discovered the bodies. The IP address that altered the entry at 12:01 [&hellip
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The Knicks Take Kick In The Ass

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

The Knicks made an enormously needed move last night at the NBA Draft, when the hometown team finally traded egotistical and absurdly over-paid point guard Steve “Franchise” Francis (he came up with the nickname himself!), whose one-and-a-half-year experiment here in the Big Apple failed. This seems like a good move, right? Not when the talented [&hellip
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