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Kings Of NY “The Classics” Footwear Collection

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The Kings Of NY brand just launched their first set of footwear. “The Classics” are based on the classic style skate shoes of everyones memories. These dope streetwear sneakers feature a crisp white sole and canvas upper coming in three different colorways. The Kings Of NY Sneakers are a big head to head runner with the standard vans shoes except for being just half the price. These black canvas sneakers are built with comfort in mind more than anything with a super soft and cushioned ankle for support while riding, skating or just walking. Be sure to check out the latest on the site here. To buy these visit the footwear page here KINGS OF NY FOOTWEAR.

Apr 25, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: De Blasio donor probe ballooned to include alleged drug dealer


The sprawling federal investigation that rocked the NYPD’s upper ranks included a probe into alleged cocaine and marijuana trafficking by a Bronx restaurant owner described as “the biggest drug dealer around,” new papers reveal.


An FBI affidavit filed in connection with the upcoming trial of Mayor de Blasio donor Jeremy Reichberg and now-retired Deputy Inspector James Grant shows that in October 2014, the feds were examining a suspected scheme in which sales of stolen or untaxed liquor funded a pot and coke trafficking ring.


At the time, authorities suspected then-Chief of Department Philip Banks, Reichberg and another de Blasio donor, Jona Rechnitz, were backing the out-of-state liquor scheme orchestrated by another restaurateur, Hamlet Peralta.


The proceeds of Peralta’s scam were funding a drug running operation run by Hugo Figueroa — a former snitch who returned to dealing despite repeated encounters with authorities, FBI agent Joseph Downs said in papers. There is no indication that authorities suspected Banks, Reichberg or Rechnitz of having any involvement with drug trafficking.


An unnamed person told the FBI in February 2014 that Figueroa was “the biggest drug dealer around and that he would never get caught because he knew how to get around,” according to the affidavit.


Figueroa previously cooperated with the FBI in a case that resulted in the seizure of over 400 kilos of cocaine in 2007, according to the affidavit. He told the FBI he owned a Bronx restaurant, Latino Express, that was frequented by cops, the papers say. The eatery appears to have closed three years ago.


“There is probable cause to believe target subject Hamlet Peralta is engaged in a wire fraud scheme involving the illegal wholesale distribution of stolen and/or untaxed liquor,” a February 2015 affidavit by Downs reads.


“The proceeds of the scheme are being used, among other things, to fund the illegal distribution of narcotics by target subject Hugo Figueroa, as well as to pay or otherwise reward one or more officers with the New York City Police Department for assistance in their official capacities.”


Undercover FBI agents spied on Peralta and Figueroa during a meetup in lower Manhattan on Nov. 10, 2014, papers show. The agents weren’t able to hear what was discussed.


Peralta is serving five years in prison for duping investors into paying million for his liquor distribution business, which authorities said was actually a Ponzi scheme.


A law enforcement source said that Figueroa’s name had “popped up” through the investigation of Peralta.


“Ultimately, they couldn’t prove what Figueroa was doing,” the source said.


Grant’s attorney John Meringolo knew little about Figueroa, but called him “the gangster.”


He said his client had no knowledge of Figueroa and was questioned about drug trafficking.


“It’s like it got swept under the rug,” Meringolo added about that aspect of the investigation.


The feds have not brought any drug trafficking charges in connection with the NYPD bribery scandal revealed in 2016.


Grant is accused of accepting bribes from Reichberg and Rechnitz in exchange for favors, like expediting gun license applications.


A former deputy chief, Michael Harrington, accused of being “on call” for Reichberg and Rechnitz, has pleaded guilty.


On Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell emphasized that Reichberg was the subject of an ongoing investigation.


“I don’t think (the ongoing investigation) involves drug trafficking or Figueroa,” the law enforcement source said.


“They’re done with him unless something new pops up.”


Rechnitz is cooperating with prosecutors. Banks has not been charged.


Banks’ lawyer, Ben Brafman, said he and his client had no knowledge of Figueroa. Banks had not been questioned about him, Brafman said.


Calls to attorneys for Reichberg and Rechnitz were not returned. Peralta’s lawyer declined comment.


Efforts to reach Figueroa were unsuccessful.

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Apr 24, 2018
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Reebok Takes Its 3:AM Series to Atlanta

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Image via: Reebok

After kicking off its 3:AM series in New York City, Reebok has arrived in Atlanta to continue its exploration of late-night creativity. The brand partnered with local creative agency LVRN (LoveRenaissance) and the artist FRKO RICO to examine how the city sparks creativity in the late-night hours. Their exploits are documented in a new short film that tours Atlanta hot spots like the Little Five Points district, as well as the Cascade roller-skating rink and City of Ink tattoo parlor.

As part of the project, Reebok will be launching a 3:AM capsule collection featuring apparel and footwear made in collaboration with LVRN and FRKO RICO. The goods take the form of the Workout Plus 3AM ATL, LVRN Classic Leather and FRKO Classic Leather, as well as three T-shirts and one hoodie. The limited-edition collection will be available starting April 27th exclusively at select Foot Locker stores, footlocker.com and reebok.com.

Release Date: 4/27/18 (Friday)

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Apr 24, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Massive blaze rips through row of stores in the Bronx


Scores of firefighters raced to put out a massive fire that tore through a row of stores in the Bronx Tuesday, authorities said.


The flames sparked inside a shuttered Chinese restaurant on E. 194th St. near Marion Ave. in Fordham Manor about 5:20 a.m. and quickly spread to six adjoining shops, fire officials said.


By 7:30 a.m. the blistering blaze reached a fifth alarm, meaning that 198 firefighters were on scene.


The fire was under control about 9:20 a.m. — four hours after it started.


“The whole place was filled with smoke — you couldn’t see nothing,” said Balgrim Boodram, the building superintendent. “I have no idea what started it.”


The fire was so intense it was not safe for firefighters to go inside, sources said.


Flames consumed the Fu Wang Chinese Restaurant, a corner laundromat, pizza parlor, a barber shop and scorched parts of Compare Foods supermarket, authorities said.


The row of stores was part of the lifeblood of the neighborhood.


“We buy food here, we got laundry, we got medication — we go (to the) barber shop, he cuts my hair,” said Boodram, 52. “Now we’re gotta go somewhere else.”


“It hurts,” said Barry Chalmers, 58. “This is the only place that some people have to shop at. Hopefully it wasn’t intentional, maybe something will come from it — urban renewal maybe.”


Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to Montefiore Medical Center for treatment.


The FDNY Fire Marshals will determine what started the fire, officials said.

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Apr 24, 2018
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Jordan Brand is Sending Kids to College and Sports Isn’t a Requirement

For many, attending college without a scholarship is all but impossible. Whether it be financial or otherwise, for a large segment of the population, a continued education isn’t even worth a second thought given the cloud of doubt surrounding the sheer possibility of it. Jordan Brand, however, represents clearer skies for several underprivileged youths. Many have realized their goals of a college education through somewhat of an unlikely source.

With its “Wings” program, Jordan Brand, according to a new story on The Undefeated, has helped more than 200 students since 2015 attend college. And not just get there, but attend these universities with full scholarships.

Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand
Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand

Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand, sees the vision of the “Wings” program as a testament to equality, community, and the brand’s namesake who, following the guidance of his mother and teachers, placed education in the highest regard.

After being taken third overall in the 1984 NBA Draft, following three years in Chapel Hill at North Carolina, Jordan suffered an injury during his second season in the NBA that caused him to miss a considerable amount of playing time — 64 games to be exact. Jordan used that time to return to the University of North Carolina to finish his degree in geography.

Michael Jordan at Tarheels basketball game
Michael Jordan at a Tarheels basketball game

Jordan’s determination is funneled through his charity. Rebranded as the “Wings” program in 2010, the foundation first operated under the title Jordan Fundamentals Program from 1999 to 2009. During that time, they gave more than million in financial aid to under serviced schools. Now, “Wings” aims to eclipse those lofty figures by sending students to college that would not otherwise be there, helping them realize their dreams through their intelligence, not their abilities in the realm of sports.

Rozzie Cribbs, a youthful and talented designer from the southside of Chicago, is one of the success stories mentioned in The Undefeated article. He’d been a talented artist and graphic design whiz much of his young life. So was his older brother, from which he took much of his inspiration. Cribbs, given his residency in Chicago and enrollment at Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy — where Miller once spoke to “at-risk” students — was in an ideal position for his talents to be recognized. He would spend Saturdays with his friends at the Jordan Brand South State Street flagship creating and learning the finer points of design, marketing and business savvy. On one Saturday, like many others before it, Cribbs designed a t-shirt — a freehand design adored by those also at State Street that day. Soon after the shirt went on sale at the store. Within just two days, it had sold out.

Cribbs is now a sophomore at Southern Illinois University studying Communication Design.

Rozzie Cribbs, Wings scholarship recipient
Rozzie Cribbs, Wings scholarship recipient

His right place right time story is a fortunate one. Thankfully, there are other examples that mirror Cribbs’ both in chance and preparation. But what all those 200 stories have in common is a willingness from Jordan Brand. A willingness to put their money where their values lie. That, in and of itself, is bigger than sneakers, sports, and certainly bottom lines. Through “Wings,” Jordan Brand is doing their part to help build sustainable communities by giving those with less an opportunity to achieve more.

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Apr 24, 2018
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Palace and adidas Originals Are Set to Launch Their Summer 2018 Collaboration

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Image via: Palace

Palace and adidas Originals have reconvened on a capsule collection made for the warm weather months ahead. The apparel pieces take the form of a matching terry cloth polo shirt and shorts, which are set to launch alongside a beach towel, crew sock and adilette pool slides. Each item, adorned with dual Palace and adidas branding, is grouped into three different color palettes inspired by the national flags of Germany, Italy and France. Check out the individual pieces in the gallery below, and expect the Palace x adidas Originals Summer 2018 collection to launch this Friday, April 27th, at Palace stores in London and New York, as well as online at palaceskateboards.com.

Release Date: 4/27/18 (Friday)

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Apr 24, 2018
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adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow” Returns This June

Originally released last December as one part of a Yeezy bundle that cost well over 0, the adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow” is now set to make a singular retail debut this summer.

Widely recognized at the Yeezy 500’s original colorway, “Super Moon’s” will release in wider numbers this June after the “Blush” edition saw a similar rollout earlier this month. The latter saw numbers relatively large where Yeezy releases are concerned although it’s not yet clear just how available the “Super Moon Yellow” pairs will be. Yet when considering the Boost allowance, and this shoe has none, it would appear easier to produce in larger numbers.

As of now, it’s reported that the shoe will release on June 9, 2018. Retail pricing will be 0 USD. Adidas has not yet confirmed the release date. Stay tuned for more details.

adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow”

Colorway: Sumoye/Sumoye-Sumoye
Style #: DB2966
Price: 0

adidas Yeezy 500 "Super Moon Yellow"
adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow”
adidas Yeezy 500 "Super Moon Yellow"
adidas Yeezy 500 “Super Moon Yellow”

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Apr 24, 2018
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OVO and Clarks Team Up on a Premium Made in Italy Wallabee Boot

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Image via: OVO

Drake knows you can’t go through life just wearing sneakers every moment of every day, so he’s steered his October’s Very Own label into a partnership with Clarks Originals on the latter’s iconic Wallabee Boot. Made in Italy, the moc-toed ankle boot features an upper handcrafted in premium suede, monogrammed with debossed OVO logos across the vamp. An OVO branded hang tag and insole, as well as an amber crepe sole unit, round out the details. Offered in tan, orange, blue and black colorways, the boots — made in both men’s and kids’ sizes — will be available April 27th at OVO stores and octobersveryown.com.

Release Date: 4/27/18 (Friday)

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Apr 24, 2018
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Another OG Inspired Nike Air Max 97 is Releasing Soon

A year removed from its 20th anniversary celebration and the Nike Air Max 97 is still in high demand. Earlier today a much anticipated Cristiano Ronaldo centric pair released and subsequently sold out. Soon after, a “Silver Bullet” inspired style will release with a black contrast in lieu of red.

Much like the limited edition Pumice/Racer Blue pair that dropped almost exclusively overseas earlier this year, this deviation of an OG will be largely admired as that one was. Hopefully, there will be more pairs to go around whereas the Pumice/Racer Blue release was scaled.

Expect this Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver” on Nike.com soon.

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Nike Air Max 97 "Reflect Silver"
Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver”
Nike Air Max 97 "Reflect Silver"
Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver”
Nike Air Max 97 "Reflect Silver"
Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver”
Nike Air Max 97 "Reflect Silver"
Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver”
Nike Air Max 97 "Reflect Silver"
Nike Air Max 97 “Reflect Silver”

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Apr 24, 2018
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Air Jordan 3 “Pure White” Drops This Summer

On the lowest of lowkeys, the Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money” was one of the best retros of 2017. The look, quality, and under appreciated glow of a great white sneaker glossed over much of the community during a densely populated year in kicks. But would a “Pure Money” Air Jordan 3 find greater acclaim during its anniversary year? The answer is almost undoubtedly yes.

“Pure White” ’88s are releasing this summer and one of the first preview images was revealed today. Much like the aforementioned 4’s the shoe isn’t all-white. Metallic Silver markings lend color to the branding while a translucent outsole offers even greater intrigue. Early reports pin the Air Jordan 3 “Pure White” for a July 21 release. Jordan Brand has not yet confirmed.

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Apr 24, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx boy killed by minivan is relative of NYPD shooting victim


Tragedy once again struck the extended family of NYPD shooting victim Amadou Diallo on the streets of the Bronx.


The 8-year-old boy fatally injured by a family friend’s minivan is a relative of the West African immigrant killed in a 41-shot fusillade of police bullets in 1999, according to his dad.


Relatives said Tuesday that they didn’t hold the driver responsible for the tragic death of little Cellou Diallo.


“She’s very distraught,” said the boy’s older brother Thierno, 23. “We don’t blame her for it, because it was an accident. She’s forgiven.”

Minivan driver trying to parallel park kills 8-year-old boy


The two families would take turns driving the kids home from an afterschool program. On Monday, the woman loaded a half-dozen neighborhood kids into the mini-van for the ride back to Williamsbridge.


“She went to do something out of kindness that turned to tragedy,” said Thierno Diallo. “It was an act of God.”


Family and friends gathered Tuesday at the Diallo home to mourn the boy’s shocking death, with some sharing hugs and others crying out in anguish.


“My mom is doing all right, she’s doing her best,” said the family’s oldest child, 27-year-old daughter Maimouna. “She’s crying.”

Independent autopsy shows cops shot Stephon Clark eight times


According to cops, the unidentified driver was backing into a parking space around 6 p.m. Monday when her minivan jumped the curb and plowed into little Cellou.


“I killed a mother’s baby!” the driver screamed after jumping from the car to see Cellou pinned between her car and a cement wall.


Eyewitness Hector Rosado, 54, said the driver never saw the little boy standing behind her.


“It’s an accident, freak accident,” said Rosado. “I screamed out and I ran. There was blood all over the place.”

NYPD sergeant acquitted in Bronx woman’s killing returns to work


The boy’s father, Alpha Diallo, said his youngest child was part of the large family that included Amadou Diallo, 22, an immigrant from Guinea. Diallo was killed in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building after reaching for his wallet.


“Amadou’s mother is married to my cousin,” he said. “I knew him.”


Thierno Diallo said Cellou was a bright kid with a bright future.


“He was in the honor roll of his class,” said Thierno. “If he gets anything below a 90, he cries. He was always curious — about science, math. And he was really interested in the MTA and maps.

NYPD sergeant acquitted in Deborah Danner’s death


“He had a whole map of New York subways, (knew) every single stop of every single line by heart.”


The dead child was born in the Bronx in 2009 after the family relocated to the U.S. from their native Guinea. His uncle Thierno Monenembo, a well-known Guinean author, said the family was coming to grips with the death.


“I feel awful, because I lost a nephew in a very brutal way,” said Monenembo. “But you know, you have to accept it — it’s human destiny. … It’s a shame, but that’s life. That’s life.”

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Apr 24, 2018
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The Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand in the Game” Pack Will Launch as Global Regional Exclusives

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Image via: atmos

Jordan Brand has been fairly vague with respect to the launch of its “Best Hand in the Game” pack, simply announcing that the four Air Jordan 1 colorways will release separately in different global regions. It appears the Clay Green and Blue Moon colorways will be limited to the U.S., as just those two pairs are currently scheduled to release through the Nike SNKRS app on May 1st. Meanwhile, the Track Red and Yellow Ochre colorways are popping up on the release schedules for retailers in both Europe and Japan. Stay tuned for further developments.

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Apr 24, 2018
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Nike’s Kobe AD NXT 360 Returns in “Lakers” Colorway

Officially released to the general public on Mamba Day earlier this month, Kobe Bryant‘s new hallmark silhouette, the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360, has now been vindicated in the most traditional of colorways.

A “Lakers” colorway is all but expected when a new Kobe shoe is released. In this capacity, Lakers gold helms the look as much of the upper appears in said vibrant hue. Purple plays a secondary position surrounding white Swoosh branding and rigid midsole crafted to produce greater traction.

No release details for the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers” is currently available.

Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 "Lakers"
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 "Lakers"
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 "Lakers"
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 "Lakers"
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 "Lakers"
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”

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