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Dec 7, 2019

Why the Palladinos seem to always reuse actors in their TV shows (hint: it’s because they do)

Yes, she looks familiar. You’ve seen him before. That "Gilmore Girls” actress showed up in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The rude neighbor on “Bunheads” played the harp at the Independence Inn. You’re not imagining it. The Palladinos like their friends. Across Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel...
Dec 7, 2019

‘Madam Secretary’ hits Daly double as Tyne Daly joining brother Tim for series finalé

Hopefully, there will be no signs of sibling rivalry on “Madam Secretary.” Six-time Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly will join baby brother, Tim Daly, who stars on the CBS political drama — which is calling it quits after six seasons — for Sunday’s series finalé. Tyne Daly will portray an Ohio...
Dec 7, 2019

Why not Jeff Van Gundy?

Here is the partnership for which Knick fans should be rooting, at this time when they don’t have a real basketball team to root for: James Dolan throws so much money at Masai Ujiri that Ujiri somehow agrees to leave the Raptors and come run the basketball operation at Madison Square Garden. If...
Dec 7, 2019

The new TWU contract is a win all around, says the MTA chair

Earlier this week, the MTA negotiated a hard-fought contract deal with the Transport Workers Union Local 100. I want to be clear: this is a strong deal that is a win-win-win for the taxpayers, our riders and our workers. The agreement delivers on key priorities for the MTA during this important...
Dec 7, 2019

Ryan Fitzpatrick could deliver soul-crushing blow to Adam Gase, Jets

He’s a brainy, bearded wonder who can be magical or tragical. He’s a hairy nuisance, an eternal underdog with enough skill and savvy to ruin your day. He’s a feel-good story for every nerd that never thought he could foil the jocks. He’s a streaky assassin. Ryan Fitzpatrick could carve out a new...
Dec 7, 2019

Where billions would be best spent: Bloomberg should invest in getting out the vote for Democrats

If former Mayor Mike Bloomberg wants to earn respect from people of color opposed to his stop-and-frisk racial profiling and from women offended by his misogynistic comments, he should not put money into his presidential campaign. He should invest in sophisticated and intense get-out-the-vote efforts...
Dec 7, 2019

The tax man: Heastie thinks higher levies are the only way to close a deficit

If Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie meant to embody the worst stereotypes about Democratic politicians’ tax-and-spend tendencies, he succeeded this week when he suggested raising taxes to close New York’s troubling, sudden $6 billion state budget deficit. “For us in the Assembly, we would always rather...
Dec 7, 2019

An arresting allegation: Arrest quota claims should disturb the city

Either five former cops and one current cop are weaving crazy tales from whole cloth about an NYPD higher-up, or the department has in its leadership ranks a man who explicitly demanded arrests on the basis of race. The allegations about pernicious, bigoted behavior between 2011 and 2015 come from...
Dec 7, 2019

A special failure: City educrats’ system for evaluating New York kids’ special education needs is broken

There are drains that empty slowly and ones so plugged they never open up no matter how much Drano you pour down them. Somewhere in the Department of Education’s Tweed headquarters is an overflowing bathtub. The problem, exposed Thursday by Chalkbeat and The City, follows up on massive questions...
Dec 7, 2019

Readers sound off on legal weed, free speech and the SOTA program

Let's legalize weed the right way Great Barrington, Mass.: To Voicer Gregory Chupa: The question should not be whether or not to legalize cannabis in New York State, but how to. At Theory Wellness in Great Barrington, the closest recreational and medical cannabis dispensary to New York City, we...
Dec 7, 2019

Chris Paul gets delay of game called on Timberwolves because of Jordan Bell’s untucked jersey

Talk about petty. The Oklahoma City Thunder were trailing the Minnesota Timberwolves by two with 1.1 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game. As T-wolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns attempted to shoot the second of two free throws, Thunder point guard Chris Paul began...
Dec 6, 2019

SEE IT: ‘Peloton Wife’ returns in ad for Ryan Reynolds’ gin — ‘You’re safe here’

“Peloton Wife,” the star of the viral exercise bike commercial, has returned in an ad for Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin that pokes fun at the holiday season’s most-talked-about advertisement. Reynolds posted the ad on his Instagram account on Friday. In it, the stares into the middle distance while...
Dec 6, 2019

NYC Correction Department exterminator suspended for smuggling pot, K2, blades into the Tombs

A city Correction Department employee was suspended from her job and is under investigation for smuggling a pound of marijuana, the synthetic drug K2, tobacco and scalpel blades into the Manhattan Detention Complex, authorities said Friday. Jasmin Reed, whose age was not given, began working for...
Dec 6, 2019

Stan Van Gundy: David Fizdale is fortunate to leave Knicks ‘cesspool’

Former NBA coach and executive Stan Van Gundy offered a fierce assessment of the Knicks’ organization and environment following the firing of yet another coach. Van Gundy, who last guided the Pistons, even quipped that the interim coach, Mike Miller, deserves more sympathy than David Fizdale. “I’d...
Dec 6, 2019

Ron Leibman, Tony Award-winning actor who played Roy Cohn in ‘Angels in America’ and Jennifer Aniston’s dad on ‘Friends,’ dead at 82

Ron Leibman, the versatile actor best known for his Tony Award-winning performance as Roy Cohn in “Angels in America” and recurring role as Jennifer Aniston’s gruff dad Dr. Leonard Green, has died at the age of 82. The New York City-born performer died Friday from pneumonia complications, according...