On Thursday, as part of HOPE (Helping Others Persevere and Excel) Week, Yankees players Greg Bird, Chad Green, Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve, Tyler Austin and Jonathan Holder celebrated the organization “Wish of a Lifetime,” which grants senior citizens dreams from their bucket lists.
They joined 87-year-old Sal Reale, his son Nick and grandson Nick in visiting Sal’s old firehouse FDNY LADDER 136 FDNY Engine 287/Ladder 136/Battalion 46 in Elmhurst, where reminisced and share stories with current firefighters.
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9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success
By Harris Faulkner
A daughter of a decorated career Army officer who drew on his experience in the military to teach her many invaluable rules for living, Harris Faulkner went on to become a respected journalist and FOX News anchor.
In her new book, 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success, Faulkner shares the lessons about courage, perseverance, values, patriotism, and compassion, learned from both her father and her late mother, a lifelong military wife who taught her children about honor, responsibility, and dignity through both words and example.
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Libby is a new app built by OverDrive for readers to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from a network of 40,000 libraries, including the Brooklyn Public Library.
Libby gives users instant access to e-books and audiobooks from your local library and offers instant digital library cards, digital book clubs and more, consumers can now access their library’s digital catalog anytime, anywhere.
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(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates with Ethan Kutler -@NewYorkRedBulls)
The Red Bulls outlasted Seattle Sounders FC, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena, with Bradley Wright-Phillips getting the winning goal.
The Red Bulls improve to 8-4-2, with 26 points, in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind Columbus, two behind NYCFC, and seven behind Atlanta for the top spot with two games in hand. Seattle dropped to 3-8-2 with 11 points, in 10th place in the West.
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From now until the end of the season, we will be tracking the progress of the Yankees with their 1998 World Championship team which won 114 games in the regular season.
Through 63 Games:
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On Day 3 of HOPE (Helping Others Persevere and Excel) Week on Wednesday afternoon, Yankees players CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, David Robertson and Aaron Hicks, along with third base coach Phil Nevin, Yankees General Partner / Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman joined the founder of Think Kindness, Brian Williams, to surprise fourth and fifth graders at P.S. 73 in the Bronx.
Williams — with help from Yankees players and staff — led a school assembly about changing the world through simple acts of kindness.
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Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Working for The Simpsons
Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein
Dey St., An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Mike Reiss, former head writer of The Simpsons, gives a freewheeling, irreverent account of working on the landmark show in his new memoir, Springfield Confidential.
In celebration of the Simpsons’ 30th anniversary this year, Reiss is best-suited to give an inside look at the making of one of the most famous shows in television history.
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From now until the end of the season, we will be tracking the progress of the Yankees with their 1998 World Championship team that won 114 games in the regular season.
Through 62 Games:
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(Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances and a child from the “No Bully” organization close in on a pop up in the kickball game – Photo by Jason Schott)
Yankees HOPE Week continued on Tuesday morning as Yankees players and coaches joined Cassidy Warner, her family, and children and staff from the anti-bullying organization “No Bully” for a kickball game at Heritage Field, the site of the original Yankee Stadium and across the street from the current Stadium.
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What’s Wrong With US?: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline
By Bruce Arena, with Steve Kettmann
Harper, 288 pages; $28.99, available today, June 12
When the United States Men’s Soccer team was in trouble and looking for someone to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach, they turned to a familiar face in Bruce Arena.
The winningest coach in US soccer history, Arena was at the helm for the USMNT’s best-ever World Cup performance in 2002 when they made the quarterfinals. It was a natural that he come back and try to get them over the top and see if he can duplicate that magical run and keep building enthusiasm for soccer in this country.
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