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NYCFC’s Harrison Moves To Manchester City

(Jack Harrison of NYCFC in action this past season against the New England Revolution – Photo by USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club announced that Jack Harrison has signed with Manchester City FC on a three-and-a-half-year deal and subsequently has been loaned to Championship club Middlesbrough FC until the end of the season.

Manchester City is essentially the parent club of NYCFC, which they jointly own with the Yankees.

The number 1 draft pick in 2016, Harrison played in 59 games for NYCFC and scored 14 goals in two seasons.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Shafransky’s Debut Novel “Tips For Living”

Tips For Living: A Gripping and Soulful Novel of Suspense

By Renee Shafransky

Lake Union Publishing; Feburary 1 2018; hardcover +  e-book

Tips for Living is the debut novel for Renee Shafransky, and it centers around a woman who has been wronged and is determined to “come back to life” following a very public, devastating divorce.

Nora Glasser fled New York City to recover from the humiliation and heartbreak of her then-husband, acclaimed painter Hugh Walker’s, infidelity.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “That’s What She Said”

That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (And Women Need To Tell Them) About Working Together

By Joanne Lipman

William Morrow, on sale January 30th

The dialogue around sexual harrassment the past few months that began with revelations about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment in this country’s history.

Harassment allegations have touched all industries from media, with morning news anchors Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer fired; government, with members of Congress, including Senator Al Franken resigning; and continued this weekend with multiple allegations against Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Howard Kurtz On “Media Madness” In Trump Era

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth

By Howard Kurtz

Regnery Publishing; $28.99, Available on January 29th

One of the overriding themes of Donald Trump’s campaign for president and his time in the White House has been his ongoing battle with the press and his repeated declarations of “fake news” on Twitter and in press conferences.

Howard Kurtz, the host of Fox News’s Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning expose of how objective journalists, alarmed by Trump’s success, have moved into the opposing camp. Kurtz uncovers how journalists have abandoned any semblance of neutrality out of their idea that they must protect the country from Trump.

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Butler Uses Fast Start To Stifle St. John’s

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Butler Bulldogs got off to a fast start against St. John’s on Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse, as they opened up a 37-15 lead at halftime on their way to a comfortable 70-45 victory.

St. John’s is now a woeful 0-10 in Big East Conference play on the season, 10-12 overall.

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Red Bulls Open Preseason At Univ. Of South Florida

(Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch looks on as Aurelian Collin heads one – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls opened the preseason with an exhibition match against the University of South Florida on Saturday morning at Corbett Stadium on the USF Campus. The match featured three 30-minute periods.

The Red Bulls used three predetermined lineups for each period, and their first group won the match 2-0, the second group earned a 1-0 victory and group three won 4-0.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Transformation Of Our Home

The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back

By Kay S. Hymowitz

Rowman & Littlefield

Brooklyn has undergone one of the most stunning transformations of modern times, going from a place that was crumbling in the 1970s and ’80s into a place that is hotter than Manhattan.

The Golden Era of Brooklyn can be traced back to the ’50s, when the Dodgers were always in the World Series against the Yankees and The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason as bus driver Ralph Kramden captivated the nation.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Making Of A Dream” And The Dreamer Debate

The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to be American

By Laura Wides-Munoz

Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, published on January 30, 2018

The United States government was shut down on January 20th because the two partied could not reach a deal on the status of the Dreamers, the nearly 800,000 immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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St. John’s Ready For Butler Battle

(St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin addressing his team – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s will be looking for their first Big East victory this Saturday at Butler, whose Hinkle Fieldhouse is a tough place for road teams to win.

After a 68-63 loss to Creighton on Tuesday night, St. John’s is 0-9 in Big East play and 10-11 overall. Butler is 4-4 in the Big East and 14-7 overall.

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Mullin: “You have to bury me. That’s when I’ll give up”

(Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm lost another tight game on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena, 68-63, to Creighton, to fall to 0-9 in Big East play, and their overall record dipped below .500 to 10-11.

St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin said of his mentality and his message to the fans, “My first statement was that the easiest thing to do was give up, but that’s not happening. That’s not what anyone came here for. We’re going to work through it. … I don’t know that give-up world. I’m not about that at all. …

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