The Knicks Are Back, and So Is New York

I was at the Knicks game last night at Madison Square Garden, Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs, a place the team hasn’t been in nearly a decade.

Traffic to the game was crazy; an hour and fifteen through the Lincoln Tunnel, as if every car in New York had sped off to New Jersey for the weekend and was, right before tip-off, suddenly returning.

So, I missed much of the first quarter, and it seemed, from the scene inside, that everyone else did too; fans were scattered all around, drinking beers, scarfing down pizza, some still even trying to…