Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Books: A Look At When New York Was "Fear City"

Fear City 
By Kim Phillips-Fein
Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt and Company

People familiar with the thriving New York City of today would be shocked to read about the city it was in the 1970s.
Kim Phillips-Fein documents that chaotic time 40 years ago in her comprehensive work, Fear City.

It was a time of rubble and broken-down buildings filling the Lower East Side, Bushwick was burning, and Williamsburg was an area filled with working-class people fighting to preserve their neighborhood services form budget cuts.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Books: "Light Years" by Emily Ziff Griffin

Light Years 
By Emily Ziff Griffin
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 

Emily Ziff Griffin is a writer and film producer who tells a deeply personal story relating to the loss in her life in her debut novel, Light Years.

Griffin has survived two very hard experiences with grief, the passing of her father from AIDS when she was a teenager and her dear friend, mentor, and producing partner Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died suddenly in 2014.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yankees To Host More Batting Practice Block Parties

The Yankees during batting practice. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will host three more Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties on Monday, August 28 vs. Cleveland; Thursday, August 31 vs. Boston; and Monday, September 18 vs. Minnesota.

Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m., which is one hour earlier than usual, on those three dates.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nets Release 2017-18 Schedule

Barclays Center. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Brooklyn Nets announced their 2017-18 regular season schedule on Monday night, and the season tips off Wednesday, October 18, at the Indiana Pacers

The Nets will host its regular season home opener two days later on Friday, October 20, against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center.

The Nets take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 pm.