All posts by Jason Schott

BrooklynFans Of Books: “Dear America” By Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen

By Jose Antonio Vargas

Dey Street Books; hardcover, $25.99; eBook, $20.99; available Tuesday, September 18

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America” after The New York Times Magazine published his story on his life in the United States after arriving from the Philippines in 1993 at the age of twelve.

By coming out publicly in 2011 as an undocumented immigrant, Vargas was risking everything he had built in the United States.

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NYCFC’s Lewis On Loan To Louisville City FC

(Jonathan Lewis – @NYCFC)

New York City Football Club’s Jonathan Lewis has joined Louisville City FC until the end of the USL Regular Season.

NYCFC retains the right to recall the 21-year old winger at any stage before Louisville’s final league game on October 13. Lewis will return to New York once the USL regular season concludes and will be eligible for the remainder of the MLS regular season and playoffs.

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Red Bulls, Thanks To BWP Hat Trick, Tie Rooney & DC United

(Bradley Wright-Philips of the Red Bulls and his fellow Englishman, Wayne Rooney, of DC United – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, backed by a Bradley Wright-Phillips hat trick, earned a point on the road with a 3-3 draw with DC United 3-3 on Sunday at Audi Field.

The Red Bulls are now 17-5-7, 56 point and are within one point of first-place Atlanta United (17-6-5, 57 points) for the Supporters’ Shield and Eastern Conference lead.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: An Oral History Of The Obama Presidency

OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017

By Brian Abrams

Little A; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; eBook, $5.99

Barack Obama had one of the most consequential presidencies in American history, and Brian Abrams has created a candid oral history of a near-decade in Washington.

OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017 is the first ever comprehensive oral history of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency. Abrams obtained unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Road To Disaster” On Vietnam

Road To Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam

By Brian VanDeMark

Custom House Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $32.99; available this Tuesday, September 18

Many books have been written on the decision-making by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations regarding the Vietnam War, but no historian has been able to explain why such decent, brilliant, and successful people repeatedly made so many mistakes.

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Manchester City, Parent Club Of NYCFC, Releases Annual Report

(Manchester City Head Coach Pep Guardiola when the team was in New York – Provided by NYCFC)

Manchester City Football Club recently released its Annual Report for 2017-18, announcing revenues of more than £500 million for the first time in City history, and the tenth successive year of improved financial performance.

Manchester City,  the parent club of New York City Football Club, enters its fourth consecutive year as a profitable business, posting a profit of £10 million.

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Seton Hall Releases Entire 2018-19 Schedule

(Seton Hall in action at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball team enters the 2018-19 season coming off three consecutive NCAA Tournament bids, 20-win season and double-digit Big East win seasons. The Pirates will be chasing a fourth straight trip to March Madness, a feat the school has accomplished only once prior from 1991-94.

Seton Hall will be led by ninth-year head coach Kevin Willard, and they return two significant upperclassmen in senior Michael Nzei and 2018 Big East Most Improved Player of the Year junior Myles Powell.

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St. John’s Releases Entire 2018-19 Schedule

(Carnesecca Arena, the home of St. John’s – Photo by Jason Schott)

The complete Big East men’s basketball schedule was released on Thursday afternoon by the conference office, and now the entire 2018-19 St. John’s men’s basketball slate has now been revealed.

Four of the team’s nine home games in Big East Conference play will be contested at Madison Square Garden, the home of St. John’s Basketball since 1931. The remaining five Big East home games will take place at Carnesecca Arena, the on-campus home of the Johnnies.

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Red Bull Arena To Host Colombia & Chile October 16

Red Bull Arena will host 2018 World Cup sides Colombia and Costa Rica for an international friendly on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. New York Red Bulls Red Members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, September 17 at 10 a.m.

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