While the Knicks’ 2012-13 season was easily the team’s most successful campaign in more than a decade, the fact remains that it fell well short of a championship or even a conference finals berth against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Surely, they’ll be in the thick of things again next season, but expect a few tweaks to the roster. Here’s a few early predictions for the Knicks’ offseason.
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Say hello to Yumblr!
Aging online portal Yahoo! is set to buy the hugely popular blogging platform Tumblr after the $1.1 billion deal was cleared by Yahoo's board Sunday, according to All Things D, the tech blog of The Wall Street Journal.
The all-cash deal, which has been speculated about since last week, is the largest tech acquisition since Facebook bought Instagram in 2012.
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Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second chance, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman...Read more »
Today, Tom Petty is an icon. He’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an influence on dozens of roots-rock and indie bands, many of whom participate in annual all-star “Petty Fest” concerts in New York and San Francisco.
But that’s just one of many roles Petty has played over his more than 35-year career.
Here’s a look back at some of his other roles:
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Chelsea Market’s ‘Funny Food Art Exhibit’ Healthy foods and kids don’t necessarily mix well, but Bill Wurtzel and his wife, Claire, are on a mission to change that. Check out the Wurtzels’ funny food creations that are sure to inspire some healthy eating in you and your kids. Photos of Bill’s work are on display through the end of the month at the Chelsea Market Concourse. (Closes May 31, Mon.-Sat.,...Read more »
As one Hollywood starlet couple splits, could another be getting back together?
People magazine reported that Justin Bieber, 19, and Selena Gomez, 20, were seen snuggling Saturday night at Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” at the Mirage in Las Vegas. And reports said that the on-again, off-again couple scored seats next to each other at last night’s Billboard Awards in Vegas, which occurred after...Read more »
R-Patz and K-Stew, oh say it ain’t so!
The “Twilight” lovebirds have called it quits, yet again, according to reports. But don’t break out the box of tissues just yet, because both Us Weekly and People reported that sources told them the couple could get back together. Phew! What a relief.
According to reports, Robert Pattinson, 27, and Kristen Stewart, 23, have been experiencing problems...Read more »
New York's annual digital confab is set to kick off Monday, as Internet Week sweeps through the city, highlighting the Big Apple's leading role in tech and online culture.
The annual weeklong conference, launched in 2008, turns the city into a mecca for the digitally connected, with panels, speeches, demonstrations and more in online business and culture.
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When it comes to the city's tech future, Brooklyn is starting to give Manhattan some serious competition. More than 200 start-ups have set up shop in DUMBO, downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to the city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication's database. That number is going to keep growing, according to city leaders.
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Across the region Sunday, people were reluctantly accepting that no, they had not won the $590 million Powerball jackpot. They were shelving fantasies, adjusting dreams and revising hopes -- until the next time.
"I obey a saying: Do not spend money you do not have yet. That is how I stay in a reality environment," and avoid lottery-related disappointments, explained Peter Gonzalez,...Read more »