BrooklynFans of Books: Sherlock Holmes Examines Unquiet Spirits

Unquiet Spirits: Whisky Ghosts Murder, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By Bonnie MacBird

Harper Collins Publishers

Bonnie MacBird’s latest rollicking Sherlock Holmes adventure Unquiet Spirits revolves around a Scottish whisky dynasty and a series of murders and hauntings in the Highlands.

Unquiet Spirits is set in the winter of 1889, and Holmes and Watson are fresh off the terrifying affair of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Watson finds his friend is the target of a mysterious, tongue-less man bent on murderous revenge.

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St. John’s At Big East Media Day

(The Big East coaches assembled for their annual Media Day picture, with St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin third from left – Photo by Jason Schott)

Big East Media Day was on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, and the conference released its preseason poll for the occasion and announced its preseason honorees.

The St. John’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Two of their young stars, Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett, were named to Preseason All-Big East Second Team.

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NYCFC Dedicates First Mini-Soccer Field in Harlem

(New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray leads the ribbon cutting at the field dedication in Harlem on Tuesday – Photo by Jason Schott)

On Tuesday, New York City Football Club cut the ribbon on a new mini-soccer pitch at P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera / P.S. 182 The Bilingual Bicultural School in Harlem, the first ten new mini-soccer pitches across the City.

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships Gabrielle Fialkoff, and Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, were joined today by New York City Football Club (NYCFC) President Jon Patricof, NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna and NYCFC players David Villa, Jack Harrison and Sean Johnson, community leaders, agency partners and philanthropic sponsors were on hand for the event.

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Vieira, NYCFC Look Forward To Making Citi Field Feel Like Home

(Patrick Vieira on Tuesday at a soccer field dedication in East Harlem – Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City Football Club will be entering the regular season finale Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Crew looking to hold on to second place in the Eastern Conference.

NYCFC has a record of 16-8-9, 56 points, just one point ahead of the Chicago Fire, who have 55 points and record of 16-7-10.

For NYCFC Head Coach Patrick Vieira, the objective going into this game is clear, “We want to finish as high as we can and that is second and we are going to try to do it.

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DJ Khaled Named First-ever Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) Artist Ambassador

Record producer and social media sensation DJ Khaled has been named as the first-ever Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) artist ambassador.

As BSE’s artist ambassador, Khaled will bring his social media prowess to BSE’s accounts, including hosting takeovers on the company’s various Snapchat pages.

DJ Khaled will appear at a variety of events at Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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Red Bulls, Atlanta Play To Draw In Possible Playoff Preview

(Fireworks greeted the Red Bulls and Atlanta as they entered the field – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls and Atlanta United played to a scoreless draw on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena in a possible playoff preview.

Both teams have clinched a playoff spot, and the Red Bulls are in sixth with a record of 13-8-12, with 47 points. Atlanta entered the day in third place, but Chicago passed them with a win in Philadelphia. Atlanta, in their first year in MLS, has 54 points with a record of 15-9-9. Chicago has 55 points with a record of 16-7-10.

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St. John’s Holds Tip-Off To Welcome Season

(Marcus LoVett gets the royal treatment – Provided by St. John’s)

St. John’s held their 10th annual Red Storm Tip-Off on Friday night to inaugurate the new season for their men’s and women’s basketball teams.

For the first time, Tip-Off began with an alumni game, welcoming some of the most recognizable names in St. John’s hoops history home for a lighthearted scrimmage.

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