Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Gov. Cuomo Announces Revised Restrictions At NYC Ballparks


Yankee Stadium in 2019. It won't be long before it looks like that again. Photo by Jason Schott.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his coronavirus briefing on Wednesday morning, announced revised guidance for people attending Yankees games at Yankee Stadium and Mets games at Citi Field.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Books: "Metabolical" On How We Can Halt The Harms Of Processed Food


Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine

By Robery H. Lustig

Harper Wave; hardcover, 416 pages; $28.99; available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th

Dr. Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist, has been on the cutting edge of medicine and science throughout his forty-year career, dedicated to treating and preventing childhood obesity and diabetes. He is emeritus professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, and the New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance

Books: "Crossing The River" By Carol Smith, With Stories Of Grief & Resilience


Crossing the River: Seven Stories That Saved My Life

By Carol Smith

Abrams Press; hardcover, 272 pages; $26.00; available this Tuesday, May 4th 

Carol Smith is an award-winning journalist and editor for NPR affiliate KUOW in Seattle, and was formerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Los Angeles Times. She was recently names Editor of the Year by Public Media Journslists Association and has been a PEN America Literary Awards finalist for her journalism and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize seven times and twice for the Pushcart Prize.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Books: "Buying Into Change" On Spain Under Franco's Reign


Buying into Change: Mass Consumption, Dictatorship, and Democratization in Franco's Spain, 1939-1982

By Alejandro J. Gomez del Moral

Nebraska; hardcover, $65.00; 366 pages; available today, Saturday, May 1

Alejandro J. Gomez del Moral is a senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Helsinki. In the new book Buying into Change, he examines how the development of a mass consumer society under General Francisco Franco's dictatorship inserted Spain into transnational consumer networks and set the stage for the country's transition to democracy during the late 1970s. 

Books: "The Next Wife" By Kaira Rouda


The Next Wife

By Kaira Rouda

Thomas & Mercer; 311 pages; paperback, $15.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available today, Saturday, May 1st

Kaira Rouda an award-winning USA Today bestselling author whose novels of domestic suspense include The Favorite Daughter, Best Day Ever, and All the Difference

Friday, April 30, 2021

Books: Helpful Home Tips Just In Time For Spring Cleaning

One of the ways people got through the depths of the pandemic was improving their living spaces, be it their houses, or as is the case with a majority of people in New York City, their apartments. Just as life returns to normal, and along with it, the annual ritual of spring cleaning, two books will give you the spark to keep beautifying your living spaces, 150 Best New Interior Design Ideas, by Macarena Abascal Valdenebro, and 150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas by Francesc Zamora.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Books: Vintage Baseball Stories

Yankee Stadium's famous facade. Photo by Jason Schott.

With the baseball season underway, it's a great time to read up on the history of America's Pastime, and a trio of new books step up to the plate: 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, by David Krell on one of the most historic seasons in baseball's history, which included the debut of the New York Mets; The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s, by Thom Henninger; and Lights Camera Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball, by Dan Taylor, on how the Pacific Coast League team transformed the game in the Golden Age of movies.