BrooklynFans Of Books: How The Mayor Is “Reclaiming Gotham”

Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities

By Juan Gonzalez

The New Press

Juan Gonzalez, the crusading columnist formerly of the Daily News, gives the first in-depth account of how a little-known progressive politician stunned the elite of the nation’s greatest cuty by winning the mayoralty of New York City in a wild race in 2013.

Bill de Blasio, who served in the City Council and as Public Advocate, vowed to end the “Take of Two Cities” and he attacked income inequality as “the moral issue of our time.”

Those themes led de Blasio to succeed billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg as Mayor by attracting the support of ordinary New Yorkers still left reeling by the Great Recession in 2008.

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Hantuchova & Cirstea Added To Tie Break Tens Lineup

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Tie Break Tens, the new quick-fire, short-form tennis competition, announced that Daniela Hantuchová and Sorana Cirstea have been added to the star-studded lineup competing at its inaugural United States tournament at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5.

They join a dynamic line-up, including Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, CoCo Vandeweghe and Marion Bartoli, with just one contender yet to be unveiled.

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St. John’s Streak Ends, Seton Hall Gets Win Ahead Of Battle At Garden

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St. John’s stirring four-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday night, as they lost 85-73 to Marquette, while Seton Hall gutted out a unique win on Thursday afternoon over Providence, 89-77.

This comes ahead of the big showdown on Saturday between St. John’s and Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. Seton Hall won their first meeting of the season, 75-70, on December 31 in Newark.

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NYCFC To Host 24-Hour Soccer Game At Rockefeller Center

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New York City Football Club announced on Thursday morning that it will soon be hosting a 24-hour soccer game at Rockefeller Center, giving 500+ New Yorkers the opportunity to play on the Plaza and the chance to be coached by NYCFC players and Head Coach Patrick Vieira in the middle of Manhattan.

In anticipation of the Club’s home opener on Sunday, March 11, the Team Villa vs. Team Vieira 24-hour match will kick off at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and will continue until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

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NYCFC Signs Ebenezer Ofori

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New York City Football Club has announced the signing of Ebenezer Ofori from VfB Stuttgart, pending ITC.

The 22-year old Ghanaian international has signed a one-year loan deal with an option for City to purchase Ofori permanently at the end of the 2018 season.

Ebenezer said in a statement, “I’m feeling good and happy because I’ve been looking forward to start this new chapter with a big club like NYCFC.

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Robles New Red Bulls Captain

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The Red Bulls have named goalkeeper Luis Robles their Team Captain, head coach Jesse Marsch announced on Wednesday.

“For the last five and a half years, I have been given a great privilege to represent this organization and its supporters on the field,” said Robles. “With this new duty, as Captain, I understand that I have been entrusted with an even greater responsibility to be at my best, to empower my teammates to be the best they can be, while leading the way to our shared goals of an MLS Cup and success at the highest levels.”

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BrooklynFans of Books: Marquardt Brings Immigration Issues To Light in “Flight Season”

Flight Season 

By Marie Marquardt

Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press – released February 20th

Marie Marquardt is an author, immigration rights advocate, and college professor who has written two novels, The Radius of Us and Dream Thing True, that have dealt with the emotional and physical struggles undocumented youth face in the United States.

Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emery University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social justice for Latin American immigrants in the South for two decades.

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Desi & Delgado Lead Seton Hall To Big Win Over DePaul

(Seton Hall setting up their offense – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Seton Hall Pirates, led by 33 points from Desi Rodriguez, outlasted DePaul 82-77 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

The win breaks a four-game losing streak for Seton Hall and their Big East record is back to .500 at 7-7 and their overall record is now 18-9.

Seton Hall Head Coach Kevin Willard said afterwards, “It was a huge win, 7-7. Each one this time of year — any win this time of year is a big one, and this was a big one.”

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LoVett Leaving St. John’s

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Marcus LoVett announced on Saturday morning that he is leaving the St. John’s men’s basketball program. The 6-foot guard will return home to California where he will focus on rehabbing from his season-ending injury and aims to pursue a career in professional basketball.

“Right now I feel it is best for me to return home, get healthy and explore all options for my basketball future,” said LoVett. “It has always been a goal of mine to play professional basketball, so I am committed to working hard to position myself for the best available opportunity. I enjoyed my experience at St. John’s and appreciate all the support from Red Storm fans.”

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CoCo Vandeweghe To Compete At Tie Break Tens at MSG 3/5

Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced, short-form tennis competition, announced that American star CoCo Vandeweghe will compete at its inaugural tournament in the United States at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Vandeweghe, coming fresh off a win at this weekend’s Fed Cup, joins a line-up of elite athletes that includes Serena and Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina and Marion Bartoli. The final three stars set to compete will be announced soon.

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