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Oct 30, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: One dead, four wounded in overnight NYC shootings


A rash of shootings across the city early Sunday morning left one man dead and four wounded, police said.


In Queens, a gunman fatally shot a 36-year-old man around 2:15 a.m., cops said.


The gunman fired one shot into Niheen Donigan’s head on the corner of 109th Ave. and 171st St. in Jamaica, according to officials.


Paramedics rushed Donigan to Jamaica Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

Ex-con charged with attempted murder of cops in Queens


Meanwhile, a 20-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks in Harlem, police said.


The bullet hit the victim while she was standing in the lobby of the Drew Hamilton Houses on W. 143rd St. around 1:15 a.m., cops said.


EMS took her to New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital. She in stable condition.


Police did not immediately release her name.

NYPD cops shoot ex-con armed with loaded gun, striking his leg


Later, a gunman shot blasted three men outside an apartment building in the Bronx, authorities said.


The shooter fired at the men on W. 165th St. near Woodycrest Ave. in Highbridge around 2:45 a.m., cops said.


The youngest victim, just 15-years-old, suffered a shot to the right leg, according to police. Another two bullets struck a 17-year-old in the chest and a 20-year-old in the back.


EMS rushed the three victims to Lincoln Hospital, where officials said they are expected to survive.


There were no arrests in any of the shootings, police said Sunday morning.


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BRONX NEWS: CARIBBEAT: Mixed review for UN on Haiti crisis


An advocate for Haiti gave sour and sweet reviews of the United Nations last week for not taking responsibility for the nation’s cholera crisis (sour), while the world body announced a 0 million trust fund (sweet) to aid victims and get rid of the disease.


The criticism and praise came from UN Special Rapporteur Phillip Alston, an Australian-born New York University law professor who is the U.N.’s independent expert on extreme poverty and human rights. He presented his report on Haiti’s cholera dilemma to the General Assembly’s human rights committee on Tuesday, reported the Associated Press.


“The bad news is that the U.N. has still not admitted factual or legal responsibility, and has not offered a legal settlement as required by international law,” said Alston. “The U.N.’s explicit and unqualified denial of anything other than a moral responsibility is a disgrace. If the United Nations bluntly refuses to hold itself accountable for human rights violations, it makes a mockery of its efforts to hold governments and others to account.”


Investigators say cholera was first detected in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley and note evidence that it was introduced to the country’s biggest river from base of U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, where cholera is endemic.



Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for a trust fund of at least 0 million to help victims and eradicate cholera was praised by Alston, who urged UN-member countries to contribute to the effort.


Last week, the New York Times reported that the outgoing UN Secretary-General is working to create a 0 million cholera response package for Haiti’s cholera victims and start an effort to eradicate cholera from the nation.


HURRICANE MATTHEW TOWN HALL


Federal government representatives — from the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and local elected officials will be taking part in a telephone “Post-Hurricane Matthew Town Hall Update” for the Haitian diaspora on Wednesday sponsored by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn).


Community members will be able to phone in and ask questions and receive updates on the situation in their homeland, which suffered extensive damage and loss of life in the October storm.



“We are hoping that a high turnout will focus attention on the needs on the ground,” said Patrick Gallogly Rheaume, Rep. Clarke’s communications director, noting that the congresswoman will host the telephone town hall.


The town hall session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To participate, dial (877) 229-8493 and use passcode 116071. For further information, call Rep. Clarke’s office at (718) 287-1142.


31 YEARS OF BUSINESS AID


The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Anniversary Dinner on Friday 11.4 is a grand event for a grand occasion – the small business organization’s 31st birthday.


The affair – being held in Brooklyn at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom and Banquet Hall, 1367 Utica Ave.— will celebrate the chamber’s many programs, projects and services provided over more than three decades and honor some of its small business and corporate partners for their contributions.


The 2016 small business honorees are National Insurance Allotment Agency founder and President Samuel Dunston; Adrian Peters, second vice President of New York Community Bank; MCCG USA Managing Director Jason Martin; Karen Mitchell, owner of the Brooklyn Wine Yard and True Indian Hair; Larry Alexander, founder/president of Taylor Made Contracting; Joycelyn Taylor, founder/CEO, Taylor Made Contracting; and Dennis Hawthorne, president of Dennis Shipping


The event’s corporate honorees are Bank of New York Mellon, Healthfirst, Investors Bank, Con Edison, and the New York City School Construction Authority.


“It is hard to believe that 30 years have past since CACCI was incorporated in NYS and launched in New York City, and we are continuing to grow and expand,” CACCI President Roy Hastick, noting that the organization has worked to establish the Caribbean Trade Center/Business Incubator; the managed the Brooklyn-based Flatbush Caton Market shopping complex, conducted seminars, workshops and small business clinics, trade missions to the Caribbean, monthly power breakfast meetings, and business networking meetings, in addition to partnering with private sector firms, governmental agencies and hosting foreign heads of state and delegations.


“We say thank you to our board of directors, our network of members, supporters and contributors who have helped to sustain CACCI over the years so that we are able to celebrate this milestone and continue our advocacy, business services, and training and outreach services on behalf of small businesses,”


For information on the anniversary dinner, CACCI membership or vending opportunities at the Flatbush Caton Market, call (718) 834-4544 or send email to cacci1@outlook.com and visit www.caribbeantradecenter.com.



CUBAN SOUNDS SET FOR LINCOLN CENTER


Manhattan’s Lincoln Center is taking America’s new connection to Cuba very seriously – and Tuesday’s 11.1 New York concert on starring the Chamber Orchestra of Havana and Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell is a perfect example.


Popular singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Matthews will join Bell and Chamber Orchestra pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán, singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, and soprano Larisa Martínez in the show, “Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba”



The concert was born from Bell’s participation in the first official government-to-government bilateral initiative after President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in last March. Organized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the initiative was designed to reach out to the Cuban people through collaborations, such as the “Seasons of Cuba” concert that features U.S. debut of the Chamber Orchestra of Havana.


“Lincoln Center is an incredible organization with a longstanding commitment to sharing arts and education with New York communities,” said Laurie Tisch, vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Lincoln Center and Founder of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. “One way Lincoln Center is doing this is nurturing our existing ties with the country of Cuba for further learning, understanding and cultural exchange, and bringing that learning to New York,” she said, referring to Tuesday’s concert, which will be featured on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center series later this year.


For tickets and information, visit http://bit.ly/seasonsofcuba.


AN ENLIGHTENING AFFAIR


A celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, will be held in Queens on Saturday 11.5 Shiva Mandir, 32-56 100th St. in East Elmhurst, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Under the theme “Awakening the Inner Light,” the event is “an evening of devotion, song, dance and music for participants.


Ethnic wear or business casual is the dress for the affair, presented by acting Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago and the Diwali 2016 Ad Hoc Committee. For information, send email to consulate@ttcgny.com.


DANCEHALL GREATS AT B.B. KING’S


Two of dancehall reggae’s stars – Yellowman and Barrington Levy – are coming to show at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill.


Yellowman, who came from a Jamaican orphanage and rose to the highest heights of dancehall music and international fame, will headline a Nov. 7 show, which includes Arita and DJ Jah Culture.


Barrington Levy, billed as “one of the great success stories” of the 1980′s, continues to thrill audiences. In his Dec. 12 show, levy will be touting his “It’s About Time,” his upcoming album featuring Damion Marley, Buji Banton, Beres Hammond and others.


For both shows, doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks. Showtime is 9 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.bbkingblues.com.


ST. MARTIN DAY ART & MUSIC


“The Pride of St. Martin” – a free exhibition of wood carvings, paintings and musical performances is dedicated to the culture of the island – comes to the Axum Art Café, 7L Front St. in Philipsburg, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, which is St. Martin’s Day.


St. Martin’s Day is a public holiday marking the date when the island of Sint Maarten was divided into French St. Martin, and Dutch Sint Maarten.


Artists Gregg Buyskes, Didier Vilmen, Claudio Arnell, performer Theo De Weever will be featured at the event.


Yesterday, Axum presented St. Martin singer Malaika Maxwell and her “The Journey to Me” concert of reggae, gospel and other music genres performed by the vocalist and her backup band.


Visit www.axumartcafe.com for more on the art show and other Axum events.



HAITI WOMEN’S ART SHOW


Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Gallery AWA is currently showing “Briye Fam Ayisyen” (Creole for Glow of the Haitian Woman), an exhibition featuring the works of artists Tara Boirard, Patricia Brintle, and Guerda Faustin.


Part of the gallery’s Lumiere’ Series, the show closes on Nov. 8 with an “Election Night Closing Reception,” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Gallery AWA is at 61 Greenpoint Ave. (between Franklin and West Sts.), in Suite 306.


Boirard, the daughter of Haitian artist Carl Boirard, works in pastels, acrylic and oil paint often creating works which address political and social issues.


Brintle, a self-taught Haiti-born artist, creates with bright colored art in varied styles all by connected by Haitian culture. She donates her art proceeds to her From Here to Haiti non-profit group that does repair work in the Caribbean nation.



First delving into art as a child, Faustin she developed her keen interest through her teens and into her adult years.


Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only; and closed Monday. To RSVP, send email to curator@galleryawa.com and call (917) 460-6920 for information.


CURAÇAO ‘RIGHT NOW’ MIXER


“Right Now in Curaçao,” a social media meet-and-mingle affair presented by the Curaçao Tourist Board touting the latest happenings on Dutch Caribbean island, will be held in Manhattan Friday, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., at LightBox NYC, 339 W. 38th St. (between Eighth and Ninth Aves.).


There will be island-inspired cocktails, dancing and a DJ spinning Curaçaoan jams, and raffles. To RSVP, visit www.curacao.com/nyc.


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Oct 29, 2016
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There is a Cleat Version of the Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher



Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Cleats Andy Grass

As you may already know, Nike Basketball is releasing the Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher. In addition, they have also made a very special version of the Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Cleats.

The original designer, Andy Grass has a strong love for baseball and Nike presented the cleats as a gift. As you can see, they are very similar to the Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher. Few changes were added, for example the uppers use a Black leather while they sit upon a cleated outsole.

The best part is that we do have a video of the Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Cleats which you can see below which was done by Heskicks. In addition to showing a closer look at the shoes and the non cleated version, he did a short video with the designer, Andy Grass. More information and details coming soon.

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BRONX NEWS: Speeding SUV fleeing cops crashes before driver leaves on foot


A driver fleeing police in the Bronx crashed his Lexus crossover SUV, flipping his vehicle onto its side, under the Bruckner Expressway Saturday, officials said.


The driver of the blue Lexus RX blew past an NYPD highway cop on the Bronx River Parkway about 10:30 a.m., officials said.


The cop tried to pull over the speeding vehicle, following the luxury crossover off the highway and onto Bruckner Blvd., cops said.


The Lexus roared through a red light and spun out of control when it was clipped by another car at Bruckner Blvd. and Rosedale Ave., witnesses told police.

Police SUV crashes into car in Brooklyn, three hospitalized


The driver managed to crawl out of the Lexus after it flipped onto its side and run off.


The highway cop chased the driver down on foot, grabbing him at a nearby housing project, cops said. He was uninjured and charges against him were pending.


Meanwhile, an NYPD squad car responding to the crash hit a Chevrolet El Dorado at the same intersection, causing that vehicle to flip onto its side as well, police said.


The two cops, and the driver and passenger of El Dorado, were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

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BRONX NEWS: MTA subway signal problems cause service to halt at 12 stations


Malfunctioning train signals knocked out service at 12 subway stations in upper Manhattan and the Bronx for two hours on Friday night, causing extensive delays, officials said.


Operators stalled service on the B and D lines between 145th St. and 205th St. after the signal problems started at about 8:20 p.m, an MTA spokeswoman said.


Operators manually pulled each train into the nearest station, where passengers disembarked and caught shuttle buses, the spokeswoman said.


Service got back underway at around 10:30 p.m.


The cause of the malfunction was being investigated Friday night.

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Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher by Braylin Soon



Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher Braylin Soon

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher was created by Braylin Soon, age 10. She is an inspiring actress who received a new liver to replace the one that failed because of autoimmune hepatitis.

Her colorful personality is well represented on her Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra, which pays homage to another talented performer, Kermit the Frog. “Of all the Muppet characters, he’s my favorite,” Braylin explained. “He’s entertaining and funny, but I also like that he’s a really nice guy.” Braylin’s shoe also offers a tribute to another special person. You’ll find six stars on the upper; those represent Braylin’s liver donor, who was six when she died. “I’m so grateful to that little girl, so I wanted to do something to honor her,” she said.

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher Release Date

The Doernbecher Nike Air Huarache Ultra by Braylin Soon will release at select Nike Sportswear retailers on December 17th, 2016. Retail price will be 5. Scroll below to check out more images.

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher
December 17, 2016
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Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher Braylin Soon

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher Braylin Soon

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Doernbecher Braylin Soon

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Oct 29, 2016
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Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher by Andy Grass



Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Andy Grass

The Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher is added to the 2016 Doernbecher Collection and was designed by Andy Grass. At the age of 11, he is recovering from a collapsed lung.

Andy used inspiration for his Nike Kyrie 2 to those that helped him get better and his love of basketball and baseball.

Looking closer at this Nike Kyrie 2, within the Swoosh is a tribute to his Aunt Peggy with the word ‘Joy’. Joy was battling breast cancer while andy was recovering.

“She and I would encourage each other a lot,” he explains. “Before she passed away, she reminded me to find joy in every day.”

You will also notice shades of Blue which is a tribute to his basketball and baseball teams. On the tongue is a personalized logo that features a Lion ready to play. In addition, there is a basketball on the side infused with baseball bats and a lion head. Other highlights are the words ‘Love’, ‘Mom’ and ‘Strong’ seen on the uppers, speckled detailing and Metallic Gold accents.

Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher

The Doernbecher Nike Kyrie 2 is set to release at select Nike Basetball retailers on December 17th, 2016. Retail price will be 0. Scroll below to check out a detailed look and make sure to visit the comments and let us know your thoughts.

Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher
December 17, 2016
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Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Andy Grass

Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Andy Grass

Nike Kyrie 2 Doernbecher Andy Grass

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Oct 29, 2016
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Only 2 Pairs of the Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher was Created



Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher Black

Damien Phillips who designed the Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher also has a second version. Shown is what’s being called the Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher.

Looking closer at the Alternate edition of the Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher, they now feature predominate Black throughout the uppers that is constructed with suede and leather on the overlays that uses a textured graphic. Following we have details by Damien like the guitar pick on the laces and guitar neck on the heel. Other details include a translucent outsole, Damien’s initials on the heel of ‘DJP’ and what appears to be Bronze accents.

Damien and Nike created only 2 pairs of the Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher. What this means is you either need to have deep pockets or have a really good connection with Nike. More details coming soon so make sure to check back with us. For now you can see a few additional images below.

Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher Black

Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher Black

Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher

Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher

Alternate Air Jordan 7 Doernbecher

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Oct 29, 2016
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adidas Stan Smith ‘Vapor Green’



adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green

adidas Originals has a new pair of the Stan Smith landing. Shown is the adidas Stan Smith ‘Vapor Green’ which is a women’s exclusive release.

As you can see, this adidas Stan Smith comes with a longhair suede that is dipped in Clear Brown. Adding to the premium feel is the use of leather that lands on the heel in Vapor Green. The same hue is also used on the liner and branding on the tongue. In addition we have perforated Three Stripes running down the sides while White covers the midsole and extends through the outsole.

Below you can check out additional images of the adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green which will give you a better look. At the time of writing, they are now landing at select adidas Originals retailers including Feature. Retail price is set at . Currently most sizes are still available.

adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green

adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green

adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green

adidas Stan Smith Vapor Green

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Oct 29, 2016
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Nike SF Air Force 1 ‘Triple White’ Release Date



Nike SF Air Force 1 Triple White Release Date

The Nike SF Air Force 1 ’Triple White’ is a new upcoming release that adds to the growing Nike Special Forces Air Force 1 releases.

The Nike SF Air Force 1 has received a bit of a following since images first leaked. Presented here in an all White theme which has received the ’Triple White’ nickname. Using an extended collar and dual straps. In addition they are construction with tumbled leather through the base which gives them a premium look.

Nike SF Air Force 1 Triple White Release Date

The ‘Triple White’ Nike SF Air Force 1 is set to release on November 5th, 2016. They will be available exclusively at Complex Con which will be held in Long Beach, California at the Convention Center. Retail price is set at 5. Scroll below to check out a closer look.

Nike SF Air Force 1 Triple White
November 5, 2016 – Complex Con
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Nike SF Air Force 1 Triple White Release Date

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Oct 29, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Arrest made in Bronx sexual assault of 15-year-old girl


Police arrested a 27-year-old man for the vicious beating and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx earlier this week, officials said Saturday.


Shaun Lewis of Williamsbridge was busted Friday night for the brutal attack in Bronx Park near the corner of Bronx Blvd. and E. 213rd St. around 4:40 a.m. Monday, cops said.


The victim told police that she was coming home from visiting friends on Staten Island and emerged from the No. 2 train station at Gun Hill Road at about 4 a.m., authorities said.


That’s when she met Lewis, a stranger, and the two walked together to Bronx Park, police said. Once in the park, Lewis began pummeling her head, smashing her teeth and strangling the girl, causing her to black out three times, police said.


He ripped off her pants, sexually abused the teen and then forced her into a nearby river to wash away any evidence he left behind, officials said. Lewis fled east on E. 213st St.


A good Samaritan found the teen – wet and not wearing pants – on the side of the Bronx River Parkway near the river and took her to Montefiore Medical Center, according to police sources.


“And she’s assaulted, rather dramatically. We believe she fought back hard,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Monday. “She was severely physically assaulted.”


Lewis was arrested Friday night on a slew of charges, including assault, attempted rape, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child, according to officials.

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Viktor & Rolf Brown Canvas & Leather High Tops


Just want to buy a pair right now? Click amazon 16 Viktor & Rolf Brown Canvas & Leather High Tops

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Viktor & Rolf presents a new pair of high top sneakers in brown canvas and leather. Featuring gunmetal eyelets, logo patch at the tongue, padded heel collar and logo detail at the textured white sole, the combination of materials makes for subtle visual interest. Made in Italy, you can get them

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