The Nets and Knicks have met 177 times.
But meeting No. 178 might as well be the first, because Brooklyn and New York have never squared off on the hardcourt.
Not until Monday night at 7, when the Knicks hit the herringbone court at the Barclays Center. The game was originally set to be the regular season debut for the Brooklyn Nets, but Superstorm Sandy postponed the matchup.
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Black Friday retail sales online topped $1 billion for the first time this year as more consumers got a head start on Cyber Monday to do their holiday shopping, comScore, Inc. said Sunday.
Online sales jumped at least 22% on Black Friday, from sales of $816 million on the same day last year, according to comScore data.
E-commerce accounts for less than 10% of consumer spending in the... » more
A 5-year-old girl was shot in the stomach by a stray bullet early Sunday morning outside her family's Bronx apartment building, but she is expected to make a full recovery, according to published reports.
Hailey Dominguez and her family were returning to their Hughes Avenue apartment from a baby shower around 1 a.m. when Hailey collapsed, published reports said. Her family carried her to their... » more
After fighting off midnight crowds, long lines and doorbusters, city shoppers will be flocking to cyberspace Monday to check off their Christmas wish lists, retail experts say.
Gotham's deal hunters say they cannot say no to the Cyber Monday discounts on a wide variety of items, especially the electronics.
New Yorkers who prefer to shop on cyberspace say the savings aren't the only advantage... » more
Teen vampire film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" took another bite of the domestic box office, drawing $64 million in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of the James Bond film "Skyfall."
After opening with a massive $141.1 million last weekend, the finale of the "Twilight" franchise brought in a holiday swarm... » more
Superstorm Sandy displaced thousands of New Yorkers who had to flee flood-prone areas, but the city has a process to help those who couldn't easily find their way back.
The Department of Health has a database of the more than 2,100 patients that had to evacuate nursing homes to other long term care facilities during the storm.
Dr. Patsy Yang, a DOH commissioner, said the department rushed... » more
Movie awards season, that heady time of the year culminating in the Oscars, begins in earnest tonight when the Gotham Independent Film Awards are handed out at Cipriani Wall Street.
The movies honored at the Gothams, which are doled out by the Independent Filmmaker Project and celebrate the best in indie filmmaking, aren't necessarily the same ones that will be feted at the Academy Awards.
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Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Thanksgiving's over and now it's time to get ready for the holiday season! And what better way to get in the holiday spirit than the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree?! Stop by Rockefeller Plaza this Wednesday for an evening of performances and to see the massive tree from Jersey all lit up with a Swarovski star at its top. If... » more
FEMA has approved more than $664 million for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York state, with about $390 million of that coming to the five boroughs, the agency announced Sunday.
Since the superstorm hit, FEMA has conducted about 131,000 home inspections, and some 230,000 New Yorkers have reached out seeking aid or information, FEMA said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that... » more
Lottery players got an early Christmas bonus this weekend with a record jackpot.
The top prize in the Powerball lottery will reach a $425 million after no one won Saturday's drawing, extending a two-month winning drought.
The $425 million record jackpot could be raised before Wednesday's drawing since big payouts tend to spur sales, Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said.
"We'll... » more