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BrooklynFans Of Books: Moss On “Vanishing New York” In The 21st Century

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

By Jeremiah Moss

Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, $28.99

Jeremiah Moss is an unflinching chronicler of gentrification in the twenty-first century on the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York, which he created.

In his book of the same name, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, Moss writes a love letter to what New York has lost in the last two decades.

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BWP Honored For Goal Record & His 99 Will Be Retired By Red Bulls

(Photo by Jason Schott)

Bradley Wright-Phillips was honored for setting the record as the quickest player to 100 goals in MLS history on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena after their 2-1 win over Los Angeles Football Club.

Wright-Phillips’ 100th goal came in his 159th MLS career league game, surpassing the previous record held by Taylor Twellman, who took 174 games to notch the century mark.

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BWP Sets Up Winner On Night He’s Honored For 100-Goal Record

(The Red Bulls celebrate the game-winning goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

Bradley Wright-Phillips was honored on Sunday night for being the quickest to 100 goals in MLS history, but it was his assist on what turned out to be the game-winning goal made the difference in their 2-1 win over Los Angeles Football Club at Red Bull Arena.

With the win, the Red Bulls move back into second place in the Eastern Conference, as they are now 14-2-6, with 44 points, the same point total as NYCFC (13-5-5, 44 points), but they own the edge in goal differential, 21 to 16.

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Castellanos’ First Goal Not Enough For NYCFC To Vanquish Vancouver

(Valentin Castellanos saluted the fans when he left the game – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club came within minutes of a win on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium, but a late goal by the Vancouver Whitecaps meant they walked out with a 2-2 draw.

NYCFC did extend their team-record unbeaten streak to 15 games overall and 12 games this season, with 10 wins and two draws.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Maryanne Wolf On Reading In The Digital Age

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

By Maryanne Wolf

Harper; hardcover, 272 pages; $24.99; available Tuesday, August 7

One of the single-most transformative human achievements is literacy, the ability to read, such as you are doing right now, altering connections within the brain, changing the lives of individuals, and propelling the intellectual trajectory of our species.

Within that larger context, the facts of how we read, what we read, and why we read are changing at an ever-accelerating pace and require our collective attention and vigilance.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “If You Leave Me” By Crystal Hana Kim

If You Leave Me

By Crystal Hana Kim

William Morrow Books, $26.99, available Tuesday, August 7

Crystal Hana Kim’s emotionally riveting debut novel, If You Leave Me, is a tale about war, family, and forbidden love, that is timely and timeless.

It has the honor of being an #OwnVoices work from a first-generation Korean who grew up in Queens and Long Island.

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