Topic: New York

June 5, 2012

After a 50-year wait for a no-hitter, Mets fans were happy to accept Johan Santana's streak-snapping gem. But Santana has provided more than just the organization's first no-no—and earned more than respect in the process.

April 5, 2012

James Dolan denies that the Knicks withheld news of Jeremy Lin's knee surgery to sell playoff tickets, claims conspiracy on the part of the New York Daily News. In so doing, New York's worst billionaire proved once again that there's no story about the Knicks that shouldn't be believed.

March 14, 2012

This lovely short film about the New York Giants and the vanished Polo Grounds is from the New York Story short film series, but any baseball fan, from anywhere, will know where it's coming from.

March 1, 2012

Before he became an intermittently dazzling, generally vexing NBA role player, Bill Walker was the next big thing. Now he's the NBA's Everyman, for better and for worse—and that's totally fine.

February 20, 2012

Tyson Chandler and J. R. Smith both came to the Knicks as free agents this year, drawn there by the allure of the city as much as the franchise's plans. One of them had every right to do so. The other, well, that depends on what you think it means to play for the Knicks. 

February 17, 2012

Or "what we talk about when we talk about David Brooks talking about Jeremy Lin in the same goofily high-handed way that he talks about pretty much everything." David Roth and Charles Star talk about that, in this post.

February 17, 2012

Gary Carter was a bright and proudly uncool presence on a some great and greatly dark Mets teams, but he was more than that. For the late catcher, "Kid" wasn't so much a nickname as a state of mind that approached a state of grace.

February 14, 2012

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is technically a competition, but one in which basically no one involved seems to much care about the outcome. For that reason, or for that reason and the presence of a few thousand dogs, it is the single nicest thing that could happen at Madison Square Garden.

February 10, 2012

On his long-running, wide-ranging radio show, Jean Shepherd talked about whatever he damn well pleased, however he felt like doing it. Occasionally, all that eloquent rambling led him to Shea Stadium, and the Mets.

February 8, 2012

It's fine to be excited about Jeremy Lin, because the Jeremy Lin thing is great. But please, everyone, let's exercise caution in the quickie YouTube tribute raps that we make on his behalf.