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Stoudemire ‘pain-free,’ says Knicks chemistry will not be issue

Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said he is pain-free and doesn’t understand what the fuss is about regarding how he and Carmelo Anthony will mesh. Stoudemire will start Friday vs. the Cavaliers, but Mike Woodson will limit his minutes to about the 20-minute range in his first game since March 24. The Knicks are 9-4 in Stoudemire’s absence. “When Mike took over when I was on the court, our record was 6-1,’’ Stoudemire said. “I don’t see what the big deal is. We’ll get back to doing what we did before. We were 6-1 with me, Carmelo and the full team with Woodson taking over. We’ll get back to that.’’ Read More: New York Post

Cops continue to search for clues in Etan Patz disappearance

Investigators carried rubble from a basement excavation site in lower Manhattan on Friday while searching for clues in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy. Utility workers with jackhammers and saws helped chip away an area around aging pipes, then law enforcers wearing workmen’s gloves carried out the basketball-size chunks of rubble and carefully placed them in refuse bins. Read More: New York Post

Times Square Confetti Project Honors Memory Of Dick Clark

You could count on Dick Clark to ring in the new year, and now revelers will get a chance to honor the late broadcaster. Fans can either head to the Times Square Visitors Center or go online to jot down a favorite memory of Clark. They will be printed on square inch pieces of paper that will be used as confetti in Times Square as the city rings in 2013. Beforehand, the paper scraps will be on display at the visitors center. Read More: NY1



TLC-Approved Plan Allowing Livery Cab Street Hails Faces Two Court Challenges

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted 7-2 Thursday in favor of the five borough taxi plan which will allow livery cabs to pick up street hails in Upper Manhattan and the other four boroughs. The commission-approved plan taking effect in June contains rules covering livery hail cabs, as well as traditional livery cars and yellow taxis. Read More: NY1


Talking pineapple question on state exam stumps … everyone!

Students across the state are still scratching their heads over an absurd state test question about a talking pineapple. The puzzler on the eighth-grade reading exam stumped even educators and has critics saying the tests, which are becoming more high stakes, are flawed. “I think it’s weird that they put such a silly question on a state test. What were they thinking?” said Bruce Turley, 14, an eighth-grader at Lower Manhattan Community Middle School. Read More: Daily News