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Though his run in the Playoffs was pretty terrible, J.R Smith had one of the best seasons in his career this year, averaging 18.1 points per game in the regular season. The NJ native was the Knicks second option in scoring and even earned the coveted Sixth Man of the Year award, and apparently he plans to stick around for the long haul.
“I want to retire a Knick,” J.R. told reporters after the Game 6 loss on Saturday. “I don’t want to go anywhere else. I love it. I love my teammates. I love my coaches. I was sitting in the locker room looking at my jersey after the game just knowing I don’t want to be anywhere else except for in the orange and blue. So we’ll see.”
As far as his contract goes, J.R. has a $2.9 million player option for next year and is “expected” to opt out and test free agency. However, the Knicks have his Early Bird Rights and can offer him a four-year contract starting at approximately $5 million with standard raises.
A man fell out the window of Broadway’s Lyceum Theater on Sunday afternoon, but his landing on the theater’s marquee kept him suffering any major injuries.
Apparently there to catch the matinee performance of “The Nance,” the 60-something year-old man “lost his balance” while at the window and went straight out.
Firefighters used a ladder and bucket to remove him from the marquee, and he was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries to his chest and the back of his head.
Illustrator Gyimah Gariba (@gyimahg) made this illustration of Vashtie for her birthday. And even though her birthday was about a month or so ago (April 23 to be exact), its still a pretty dope graphic. Details in the photo: Lots of purple, purple lighter, and a nice icing-stained butcher knife after cutting the cake. Oh and a purple Supreme shirt.
Check more of Gyimah’s work at: ggariba.blogspot.com
Volunteers in the Queens area used their own money to paint the seating area near the Doughboy statue at Woodside’s Doughboy Park, but the city’s Parks Department couldn’t be any less appreciative. In fact, they’re downright pissed, and have plans to re-paint now, as the bright green color is not what they’d wanted.
“Doughboy Park, including the area around the park’s historic war memorial, was recently painted by a group of local veterans and community volunteers. The Parks Department appreciates their stewardship but details of this painting, including the color of the war memorial area, were not shared with us,” a Parks Department spokesman wrote in a statement.
“It is important to note that the Parks Department provides free materials, including paint, for approved volunteer projects,” the statement continued. “The park and memorial area is being restored to its original color, in consultation with our Art & Antiquities conservators.”
“I just want to give back to the neighborhood. It’s a privilege to live in Woodside,” said Edgar Cartagena, the man that led the makeover effort. “Nobody was taking care of it,” he said. “There was a lot of graffiti. It was like nobody cared. So I decided to paint it.”
Hopefully they’ll come to an amicable agreement.
The Urban Outfitters coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn may be the best one in the city yet. The store soon to open on on N. Sixth Street between Berry Street and Whythe Avenue has applied for a liquor license. They’ll be appearing in front of the Community Board 1 tonight with the request.
102 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Rumors of a second pregnancy for Beyonce have been running rampant in recent weeks. Over the weekend, E! News “confirmed” the rumors, saying multiple sources said that Bey and Jay were expecting child number 2. Hot 97′s Ebro Darden sent over a congratulatory email to his boy Hov, but his response shot down every “confirmed” report. “It’s not true,” Jay wrote back. “The news is worse than blogs.” And there you have it.
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., between 15th and 16th Streets, (212)-989-3332
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Here’s a photo of Mulberry Street located Little Italy taken in the late 1800s or more approximately 1900 by various accounts. The top photo is a color-altered photo of the original black and white photo, which is pictured under. And then the photos under that are all again of Mulberry Street but in different angles, as well as a close-up of bread peddlers. All taken within the year 1900.