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Jan 2, 2018
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Here’s a Detailed Look at the Upcoming Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” With Nike Air Branding

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Arguably one of the most anticipated Jordan releases of 2018 arrives early in the year, with the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” launching next month. Needless to say, what makes this an especially significant release is one specific detail: Nike Air branding on the heel, replacing the usual Jumpman logo that we’ve long grown accustomed to. It’s something we haven’t seen on this OG black colorway since 2001, so expect the shoe to fly off shelves. Check out a spate of new images in the gallery below, and look for the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” with Nike Air to launch February 17th for 0.

Release Date: 2/17/18 (Saturday) 

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Jan 2, 2018
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Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air” Comes with Velcro Patches

Nike, in the past, has updated many of its foundational Air Max models with velcro patches that ode to vintage style aesthetics and classic flight jackets. That trend continues today with a new “Hot Air” pack featuring the Air Max 90.

Dialing back to the flight jacket reference, the shoe comes in black and olive-green like many of the aforementioned early designs of the top layer in the past. The green mudguard appears in a wool blend that, in these preview images, employs multiple velcro patches above the midsole and near the heel. The pack, which also features the Air Max 95 and Air Max 97 Ultra, is reported to release next month.

Take a first look at the Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air” below and stay tuned for more.

Nike Air Max 90

Colorway: Black/Black-Medium Olive-Flat Silver
Style #: AH9974-002

Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”
Nike Air Max 90 "Hot Air"
Nike Air Max 90 “Hot Air”

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Jan 2, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Seven-alarm Bronx building fire injures 23 — including 7 children


At least 23 people, including seven children, were injured Tuesday morning when a seven-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, officials said.


Four people were seriously injured and in life-threatening condition, and 18 suffered minor injuries, officials said. Those who required medical attention were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. One firefighter was also injured.


Firefighters arrived at the building on Commonwealth Ave. near East Tremont Ave. at about 5:30 a.m. for a call of smoke, the FDNY said.


The blaze started on the first floor, but quickly engulfed the floors above.

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Resident Erica Ortiz, 36, was already awake when she heard the fire alarm in her neighbor’s apartment upstairs.


“I went upstairs, I banged on the door. Nobody opened the door,” she said. “So I went back to my apartment and I woke up my husband and kids and I said, listen there’s something wrong here. By the time we opened our door the whole hallway was engulfed in smoke.”


Ortiz and her family made a scary run to get out of the building.


“We tried to go out the fire escape but there was a childproof gate on the fire escape,” she said.

School raises G to help families affected by Bronx blaze


“So my older son went out the top window and he brought my 4-year-old son with him. But me and my husband were still trapped inside. Then the fire department came, broke the window and got me and my husband out.”


Ortiz, her husband and her children all escaped safely and were keeping warm inside an MTA bus with other residents as firefighters continued to battle the smoke.


Ortiz’s 17-year-old son Dylan was burned and also punctured by glass trying to get his younger brother out.


“He was cut and burnt trying to get his brother out the window,” she said. “He’s OK, they wrapped up his foot pretty well.”

Bronx blaze survivors return in search of cherished possessions


Ortiz’s dog was punctured by glass that exploded during the blaze and was taken to an animal hospital to be treated.


“Everything is gone. Nothing was salvaged. I had a cat in there, I’m pretty sure the cat is dead,” Ortiz sobbed.


Photos from the scene showed the entire building wrapped in smoke as flames became visible. In 18-degree weather, icicles formed on the power lines from the water vapor released by the FDNY hoses.


“Very early on, we had an advanced fire that moved quickly of the building,” said FDNY Assistant Chief of Department Roger Sakowich.

Residents recall miracles that allowed them to survive Bronx fire


“The cold and ice is affecting us more now that we have to come out and fight the fire from the outside. We just had sanitation come and sand and salt the area because slips and falls could be very dangerous at this point.”


By about noon, Sakowich said the fire was mostly under control, and they were getting ready to do searches.


“There’s quite a lot of water damage,” he said. “We do see that part of the second floor has collapsed into the first floor. You had mattresses on the first floor that gave off a lot of smoke.”


Fire officials have asked neighboring residents to avoid the smoke.

Bronx fire-starter’s mom didn’t alert neighbors to blaze: tenant


Sakowich said the unusual number of alarms was mostly due to the cold.


“We’ve had to relieve our units much more quicker than normal,” he said. “Once they get wet and they come out we can’t have them standing out here so we will relieve them. Of the seven alarms probably two of alarms were just because of the cold.”


The blaze comes several days after another fire in the borough killed 12 people, and left 22 families homeless.


Ortiz said he was told that Tuesday’s fire started in Beverly Hills Furniture and Mattresses store on the ground floor.

Doomed Bronx woman called daughter during deadly blaze


Moore held a Red Cross blanket tightly around her as she looked up at her top-floor apartment — now completely destroyed.


“It’s gone. I’m looking at it and I can see clear to the next side,” she said. They’re still throwing water on it.”


Moore says there are many problems with the building.


“There’s a bunch of walls in there that aren’t supposed to be there,” she said. “A few months they tried to change a lightbulb in my ceiling and gas came out.”

Toddler’s father sets tribute at memorial for Bronx fire victims


Department of Buildings records show 14 complaints for construction work without a permit lodged against the building, and five open violations.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

With Esha Ray

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Jan 2, 2018
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Nike LeBron 15 Low // First Look

Although the Nike LeBron 15 run is truly just beginning, it is all but expected that sometime soon there will be a low-cut iteration to consume. A first look at the upcoming Nike LeBron 15 Low is revealed today.

As with past editions, the look and feel is largely similar to the proper release. Here, the Battleknit upper is almost identical to its counterpart, which includes almost identical tongue and heel tab construction and an inner bootie. Its sole unit is where distinction can be found, as full-length Visible Air is noted whereas with the proper LeBron 15 its parsed by varying pods.

This Nike LeBron 15 Low preview appears to be a sample which means the final product is likely to change. The shoe is expected to release in spring 2018.

Nike LeBron 15 Low
Nike LeBron 15 Low

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Jan 2, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Six-alarm fire rips through Bronx building, injuring 12

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Jan 2, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Rookie cop lauded for CPR that saved Bronx baby’s life


The light of a new dad’s life will shine in the new year thanks to a rookie police officer’s life-saving efforts.


Officer Joshua Jiminez helped resuscitate an unconscious 5-month-old Bronx boy who fell desperately ill last week, police said.


“I’m happy to be a father,” devoted dad Samy Figueroa, 19, told the Daily News. “He keeps me out of the streets. I want to get a job now.”


Little Cayden Figueroa, born two months prematurely on July 27, fell ill a few days ago with flu-like symptoms, Figueroa told The News.

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Last Thursday, the boy’s mom Nicole Adame, 18, and grandmother, Sandra Sosa, noticed Cayden was struggling to breathe shortly after 9 a.m. When the infant vomited, the two women called for help.


Officers Jiminez and Brian McGee arrived at the Morris Heights residence to find the child was unconscious.


Jiminez, an April graduate of the Police Academy, cleared a buildup of mucus in the child’s throat and began performing CPR, police sources said.


Within seconds, Cayden regained consciousness and started breathing normally. Arriving medics rushed him to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and he was released about two hours later.

SEE IT: Hero police officer caught on camera saving baby


Cayden was home to greet the New Year, and slept peacefully this weekend as his relatives celebrated his return.


His grateful grandfather Santiago Figueroa, 47, praised the efforts of Jiminez and McGee.


“I want to thank the police because they came fast and got here in time,” he said.

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Jan 1, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Ghana woman learns of hubby’s death days after fatal Bronx fire


Joyce Sarkodie, after eagerly awaiting her husband’s nightly call, never heard the ringing phone when he dialed their home in Ghana for the last time.


It took two days for her to discover why he never called back: Devoted family man Gabriel Sarkodie, 48, was among the last victims identified in a Bronx blaze Thursday that killed a dozen people.


“When I realized what happened, I couldn’t do anything,” the weeping wife told the Daily News from her home in Kumasi, Ghana. “I didn’t imagine I could lose my husband so quick.


“I don’t know why this happened to him. He was such a great person.”

School raises G to help families affected by Bronx blaze


Joyce Sarkodie said her husband worked as an Uber driver in the Bronx, sending money back home twice a month to support their two kids, a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl.


He was saving money, too — Sarkodie was planning to move his family to the Bronx and broke the news during a visit to his homeland last April.


“He came to see us, and we hugged like a real family,” his brokenhearted wife recalled Monday evening. “He said he was preparing for us to join him. Honestly, I’m shivering talking about it.”


Sarkodie was meticulous about calling home twice a day — once in the morning and once at night. He was particularly concerned before his death because their daughter was ill.

Bronx fire-starter’s mom didn’t alert neighbors to blaze: tenant


Joyce said she missed one call from her husband of eight years, and then waited for another that would never come. She dialed his number repeatedly, only to hear it ring endlessly.


“Now I wish I could have been able to talk to him before … talk to him before …” she said before wailing in grief.


The distraught widow said the family was hoping to bring Sarkodie home for burial, although his return would bring her no peace or closure.


“I don’t know what to do anymore,” said Joyce Sarkodie. “I don’t know how to go about life.”

After the fire


The brother of another victim of the Thursday evening blaze said he forgives the young mom whose 3-year-old son ignited the blaze while playing with a gas stove in their first-floor apartment.


And Fernando Batiz says his dead sister Maria, 56, would have forgiven the woman, too.


“My sister believed in the Lord,” he said. “She has three daughters. All I can do is keep her memory. Keep her in my heart. There’s nothing else I can do.”


Maria died huddled inside the bathtub with her granddaughter Amora, just 7 months old, in her third-floor studio apartment in the Belmont building.


Other relatives blamed the mom and charged she did little to alert residents in the other 24 apartments about the blaze. Batiz took a different approach toward the mother, who escaped the inferno with the little boy and a second small child.


“I forgive her,” he said. “Thank God she made it out alive, too, and her kid. It’s not the kid’s fault.”

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Jan 1, 2018
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Air Jordan 11 ‘Wheat’ Sample


Air Jordan 11 Wheat Sample

During Fall we saw Jordan Brand release the Air Jordan Wheat Collection which consisted of the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 13. One pair that didn’t make the cut for unknown reasons is the Air Jordan 11 Wheat Sample.

As you can see this Air Jordan 11 features suede across the uppers dipped in Wheat. In addition we have a textured patent leather overlay while Metallic Gold is applied to the Jumpman on the collar. Other details includes White across the midsole and a semi translucent Gum outsole.

At the time of writing a release of the Air Jordan 11 Wheat Sample won’t happen anytime soon. Below you can check out a full image and make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts.

Air Jordan 11 Wheat

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Jan 1, 2018
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Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 Returning Spring 2018


Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 2018 Retro Release Date

Jordan Brand has started to dig in their archives to re-release Team Jordans. For 2018 the brand will bring back the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 which originally released in 1998 and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Eddie Jones was the man who wore the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6, in-fact the shoes were his signature shoe. The name Quick 6 was after his jersey number. Around the same time Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 14 which the Jumpman Quick 6 borrowed its air intake from but making it more prominent.

For 2018 several colorways of the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 will release and we have a preview of two. The first appears to be like the original and worn by Jones which uses a White, Navy and Maize (Yellow) color theme. The second is a new color scheme consisting of Grey, Anthracite, White and Orange.

Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 2018 Retro Release Date

Both colorways of the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 Retro will launch at Jordan Brand retailers and online at Nike.com during Spring 2018. Once more information is known like a specific date and retail price we will update you. Below you can check out more images for a closer look.

Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 White Navy Yellow 2018 Retro

Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 Grey Orange 2018 Retro

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Jan 1, 2018
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New Images of the Nike Air Force 1 High ‘Black History Month’


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You can expect plenty of models to be a part of the 2018 Black History Month Collection. One of those that always makes an appearance is the Nike Air Force 1 High ‘BHM’.

This Nike Air Force 1 High features Black leather across the uppers. As you can see they are inspired by the Pan-African flag which runs from the toe all the way through the heel. Metallic Gold is used on the Nike Air branding on the tongue and BHM on the heel. Other highlights includes Red and Green highlights while a White midsole and outsole completes the look.

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month Release Date

At the time of writing, a specific release date for the Nike Air Force 1 High BHM has yet to be announced. However they are expected to launch at select Nike Sportswear retailers during February 2018. Retail price will be 0. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you.

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM QS
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Update: New images of the ‘BHM’ Nike Air Force 1 High via remix.footwear.

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Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 836227-002

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 836227-002

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 836227-002

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 2018

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 2018

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 2018

Nike Air Force 1 High BHM Black History Month 2018

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BRONX NEWS: School raises $15G to help families affected by Bronx blaze


It’s a lesson in giving.


City teachers have been rallying around students at a school hard hit by the inferno that killed 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.


Staff at Public School 205 in Belmont have organized a fund-raiser on YouCaring.com to help out children and families affected by the blaze. The account, started Saturday, had already received nearly ,000 in donations by Sunday evening.


“As we watched the horror unfolding on the news, we instantly knew our students and their families were among those affected,” the fund-raiser’s organizer, teacher Brittany Dura, wrote on the page.

Bronx blaze survivors return in search of cherished possessions


A second-grade student at Public School 205 died in the fire, according to the YouCaring page. Another student was seriously injured.


“We are all just totally devastated by this,” Dura wrote on the page.


“In addition, several of our students have lost their homes and all of their possessions. At this time of year, in this frigid weather, the losses are even more tragic.”


The donations will be used to buy basic necessities for victims.


Among the victims of the fast-moving Thursday fire were Karen Stewart-Francis, 37, and her two daughters, Kelesha, 7, and Kylie, 2.


The deadly blaze also left dozens of people homeless.

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BRONX NEWS: MTA finally adds countdown clocks to all subway stations


Straphangers can now count on the MTA to tell them when the next train is arriving at every subway station in the city.


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority met its self-imposed deadline to install platform countdown clocks at each of its 471 stations by year’s end.


On Sunday, the 22 stations on the No. 7 line were the final platforms to get the arrival time upgrade that also can be accessed on cell phones and home computers.


The countdown system has taken over a decade to complete.

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London, Paris, Washington and other major cities with subways have had similar real-time notifications in place for years.


For the latest spots in New York, the MTA was able to install Bluetooth-enabled beacon devices on each train and station platform.


The last lines to get the clocks were the No. 7, A and Brooklyn’s Franklin Ave. shuttle.


The system for those lines uses existing technology and is much cheaper than the original clocks first installed by the transit authority.

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In 2006, the MTA began installing platform message boards with countdown clock information on the L subway line. Two years later, it was expanded to the Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines.


The project on those lines was delayed for years and ran over budget by more than million due to a “fatal flaw” in the software being used, MTA officials said at the time.


The expansion to other subway lines was delayed in part by a budget crunch after the Great Recession in 2008.


Two years later, transit officials expanded the number of countdown clocks by using already existing infrastructure instead of new technology to notify subway passengers when the next train is arriving.


Digital clocks take away some of the anxiety and frustration that come from not knowing when the next train is set to pull into a station — and can provide key information during emergencies.


“We’re pleased to have delivered on the mandate for us to bring countdown clocks to the entire system during 2017,” said MTA spokesman Jon Weinstein.


“Whether used in the app or in the station, the countdown information is a powerful tool for our customers to use as they manage their commutes.”


But it hasn’t been a smooth ride for the popular program.


Before installing overhead cooling systems, the MTA was forced to briefly shut down the clocks in 13 stations due to hot weather in 2011. And one sign was installed parallel — instead of perpendicular — to the platform at the Bleecker St. station, making it awkward to read.


On Sunday, riders on the No. 7 train lines hailed the subway clocks — as long as they were operational.


“I like the clocks when they are working,” said Rafael Concepcion, 54, as he waited for a Queens-bound No. 7 train at the Bryant Park station.


“They really do give you less anxiety,” he added. “You know how long you have before the next train arrives.”

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