Spurs have week off before NBA Finals begin

Tim Duncan #21 and Tony Parker #9 of

(Credit: Tim Duncan #21 and Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs (Getty))

Just when you think they are too old, over-the-hill and destined to plunge from the elite echelon, the San Antonio Spurs storm their way back to their fifth NBA Finals appearance, all of which have come under the tutelage of head coach Gregg Popovich and led on the court by 37-year-old Hall of Fame-bound center Tim Duncan.

On Monday night, Duncan, along with guard Tony Parker, combined for...

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Djokovic wins French opener

Novak Djokovic

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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic battled through a six-hour rain delay and came from behind in the third set of his first-round matchup in the French Open to defeat Belgium native David Goffin, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5, Tuesday.

Djokovic's next match will be against Argentine Guido Pella, who is currently ranked No. 83 in the world. Pella advanced to the second round after defeating Ivan Dodig in five sets.

"It...

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'Hawks-Wings Game 7 marks end of an era

Jonathan Toews, right, and Chicago battled back from

(Credit: Jonathan Toews, right, and Chicago battled back from a 3-1 series deficit. (Getty))

In the 81st and final playoff meeting between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings as members of the same conference before Detroit realigns to the East, each team will be attempting to stave off elimination in Wednesday's decisive Game 7 in Chicago.

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will rely on his young squad to rebound from their short losing streak and extend their season into...

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Ferry service to keep running in Rockaways

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the Rockaway ferry

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The A train is coming back to the Rockaways Thursday, and residents throughout the summer will still be able to take the ferry that replaced the train service after superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday.

The roughly 45-minute, $2 ferry ride from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive to Pier 11 in lower Manhattan will continue to shuttle Rockaways residents for the...

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Get ready for the Grub Crawl

Try two pastas from Perla on the Bon

(Credit: Try two pastas from Perla on the Bon Appetit Grub Crawl. )

Award-winning food magazine Bon Appétit brings its annual foodie event Grub Crawl to Manhattan on Saturday after a successful jaunt in Brooklyn last year.

Ticket holders won’t attend an event with tasting tables, but rather will go on a restaurant “crawl,” hitting up some of the hottest spots to sample delectable bites.

Start at The Biergarten at The Standard and continue on throughout...

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Hot Summer TV: 14 sizzling new shows to see this season

(L to R) Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Ana

(Credit: (L to R) Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Judy Reyes in "Devious Maids")

Sure, the fall TV season gets all the big buzz, but that doesn’t mean you should skip the boob tube this summer. Here are some new series that deserve your attention.

‘The Fosters’ Another ABC Family series, another melodrama starring attractive young people. This series, which is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, follows a lesbian couple (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) as they raise their...

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City announces property tax reduction for Sandy-affected owners

Sandy damaged home near Beach 140th Street in

(Credit: Sandy damaged home near Beach 140th Street in the Rockaways. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Tax breaks are on the way for thousands of city homeowners whose properties were wrecked by superstorm Sandy.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that 88,000 property owners will receive notices about their reduced property taxes. The new prices reflect building damage from the Oct. 29 storm as well as the change in market value for the properties.

"The $90 million reduction will...

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Weiner comes in second among Democratic candidates in Marist poll

Anthony Weiner smiles while courting voters outside a

(Credit: Anthony Weiner smiles while courting voters outside a Harlem subway station. (Getty))

It's been a week since Anthony Weiner officially entered the mayoral race and he's already giving his Democratic challengers a run for their money, a poll released Tuesday shows.

The Marist College survey found that 19% of voters would pick the disgraced congressman in the primary, up from 15% in April.

Weiner, 48, came in second to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who scored 24%,...

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Talking foot health with Larry Schwartz

The Aetrex Cindi is American Podiatric Medical Association

(Credit: The Aetrex Cindi is American Podiatric Medical Association approved. )

It’s spring, and everyone wants to wear their favorite sandals.

While a lot of thought goes into what shoes to wear, not enough goes into considering how the shoes will affect your health.

But foot health is important, according to Larry Schwartz, a certified pedorthist, or specialist in therapeutic footwear, and CEO of Aetrex Worldwide Inc., a shoewear brand.

What do sandal-wearing...

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Home prices, consumer numbers on the rise

Housing sales in New York City went up

(Credit: Housing sales in New York City went up 2.7% between March 2012 and 2013. (iStock))

Home prices accelerated the most in nearly seven years in March, as the spring buying season gave the sector traction, while surging consumer confidence pointed to some resilience for the economic recovery.

The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of home prices in 20 metropolitan areas climbed 10.9% year over year, beating expectations.

Housing prices in New York City went up 2.7% from...

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