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Apr 26, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Mayor demands full accounting of $418M for subway rescue plan

“We want to see how the money is spent. We want to ensure it is spent on our subways. We want to see what’s working and what’s not,” de Blasio said. “And we want this accounting to be public, and transparent, and regular, and consistent, because it’s outrageous that the MTA would take our money but not agree to transparency.”

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Apr 25, 2018
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adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC Releasing Tomorrow in New York City

Tomorrow morning, following Speedfactory city launches that represent London, Paris and Los Angeles, adidas will release its latest installment for New York City.

Like all other Speedfactory sneakers before it, the AM4NYC was produced at the digitally automated, highly efficient facility. This particular pair was crafted at the Atlanta location. But even before the shoes were produced in the robotics heavy facility, adidas partnered with its NYC running captains Adam Francique and Jessie Zapo to map out data for the shoes upper.

adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC

The AM4NYC has many functions. One of which is to meet demands of athletes running in space deficient cities like New York. Those running captains were able to provide key insight on training in the Big Apple and how that affects fit, lockdown and weigh restrictions. Much of which was solved with the revolutionary floating Torsion Bar and full-length Boost cushioning.

The adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC will retail for 0 USD and release tomorrow, April 26, at adidas’ 5th Avenue flagship, the brand concept shop at 610 Broadway, adidas.com and select NYC retailers. Additionally, as we mentioned earlier this week, a Speedfactory pop-up experience will coincide with the release in Brooklyn. Fans will be able to get custom foot scans and test out the shoe through interaction processes.

Even more impressive, adidas will also release modified iterations of the AM4LDN and AM4PAR titled the AM4LDN 1.1 and AM4PAR 1.1, respectively. They will be available at the same retail destinations as the AM4NYC.

adidas Speedfactory AM4 NYC

Release Date: April 26, 2018
Price: 0

adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC
adidas Speedfactory AM4NYC

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Apr 25, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Co-op City Legionnaires’ outbreak kills elderly resident


An elderly Bronxite died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease in Co-op City, the city’s Health Department announced Wednesday.


Two other Co-op City residents, who, live in connected buildings also became sick but have since been released from the hospital, health officials said.


The city is checking the complex’s plumbing in an effort to identify the source of the disease, because the buildings do not have a cooling tower.


“Residents of this building who are over 50 or have underlying medical conditions should avoid showering until the investigation is completed,” the Health Department said.


Legionnaires’ disease causes high fevers and serious respiratory ailments. It is not contagious through personal contact but is commonly spread through the air.


The illness can be treated using antibiotics for pneumonia. But it can be fatal for people with compromised immune systems.


“As always, adults with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should seek immediate medical attention,” the Health Department said. “Legionella testing should be considered by clinicians based on history, symptoms, and other findings.”


In 2015, a Bronx outbreak killed a dozen people and sickened 127 others.

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Apr 25, 2018
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This Is Skepta’s Next Nike Collaboration

Image via: mita sneakers

Image via: mita sneakers

Last year, the renowned grime artist Skepta helped Nike celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 97 with a successful collaboration that seemed to instantly elicit calls for a sequel effort. Rumors of the the new joint venture have been circulating online for a while now, and thanks to Japan’s mita sneakers we’re treated to a first look at the upcoming release. The hybrid silhouette, featuring the Air Max BW mounted on Air Max 97 tooling, is finished in all-white color palette, accented with mismatched blue and red Swooshes. Stay tuned for word on a release date. 

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Apr 25, 2018
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Skepta’s Upcoming Nike Collaboration Revealed

Following the success of Skepta’s Air Max 97 collaboration in 2017, it’s been long-expected that a successor would trail in 2018. The first look at said shoe is revealed today, and it’s a sole-swapped take on both the Air Max BW and Air Max 97.

NIKE / AIR MAX 97/BW/SKEPTA “SKEPTA”

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Colored in a simplistic white base with apparent mis-matching blue and red Swoosh branding, an Air Max Big Window upper is pressed against Air Max 97 midsole tooling. The honeycomb styled toe and paneling possibly odes to the Air Tuned Max, a shoe the UK Grime artist loves and used as inspiration on his first Nike collab.

Release details for the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW are not yet available. Stay tuned for more.

Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW

Colorway: Summit White/Hyper Cobalt-White
Style #: AO2113-100

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Apr 25, 2018
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adidas’ Atric Sneaker Features Merino Wool Primeknit

Driven by a juxtaposition of outdoor aesthetics and street sensibility, adidas Originals today debuts its widely anticipated new Atric F/22 PK.

Birthing a foundational Primeknit fabrication fueled by Merino wool material, a wide assortment of themes are represented in this moccasin-styled silhouette. There’s the aforementioned outdoor expression that appears apparent with one look at the low-cut model. In addition, utilitarian and technical sensibilities shape the functional design that takes a relatively winter centric material and turns it into summer-friendly wear.

Merino wool is super-fine in its sleek, moisture-wicking build. It’s also water-resistant, breathes exceptionally well, and if you’ve ever worn a Merino sweater, understand its high-level comfort. Placed on the shoe in a style that tracks back to vintage EQT silos and adidas’ 2001 Water Moccasin model, the shoe gets its name from an aperture setting in professional photography — a principle that was foundational to this shoes design process.

The adidas Atric F/22 PK will release alongside an apparel collection that follows the same design outlook. Expect the release on May 3 at adidas.com/artic.

adidas Atric F/22 PK

Release Date: May 3, 2018
Price: 0

adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK
adidas Atric F/22 PK

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Apr 25, 2018
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adidas Originals’ New Atric Collection Is Made to Take on Any Environment

Image via: adidas

Image via: adidas

With the brand’s new Atric collection, adidas Originals presents apparel, accessories and footwear built for any extreme, with technical pieces accommodating the adventurous spirit of urban dwellers. Leading the charge is the Atric F/22 Primeknit, inspired by water moccasins and capitalizing on the unique sweat-wicking properties of merino wool, which lines the breathable Primeknit upper. The comfort of the sock-like fit is complemented by an ultra-soft PU midsole and a high-traction rubber outsole. The collection also features a vintage-inspired nylon jacket with matching pants, as well as shorts, tees and a heritage nylon backpack. Expect the goods to launch May 3rd at adidas.com.

Release Date: 5/3/18 (Thursday)

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Apr 25, 2018
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New Nike Air Max 97 Resembles Michigan Wolverines Colors

Last year, when the Nike Air Max 97 retroed for its 20th anniversary, there was a bit of a purist approach to purchasing the vintage sneaker. Those who considered themselves of elevated taste were only buying pairs in OG colorways. And to that end, only buying pairs produced in OG materials.

As the year went on, though, and collaborative pairs with Skepta, Undefeated and Cristiano Ronaldo began to impress, the tide quickly turned. Inline pairs began to move faster and OG pairs were all but impossible to score. Given the balance that was struck throughout 2017, non-traditional pairs carry much greater weight in 2018.

All that said, when this pair that conjures comparisons to the Michigan Wolverines drops on May 1, there will be no reservations about original coloring and materials that mimic OGs from ’97. There will just be registers ringing for 0 plus tax.

Nike Air Max 97

Colorway: Wolf Grey/Tour Yellow-Gym Blue-Black
Style #: 921826-006
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Price: 0

Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97

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Apr 25, 2018
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An Early Look at the Air Jordan 3 “Pure White”

Image via: flightclub.cn

Image via: flightclub.cn

Jordan Brand is readying a sequel of sorts to the Air Jordan 3 “Pure Money,” an all-white take on the classic model. Set to launch this summer, the Air Jordan 3 “Pure White” features the requisite white leather build, accented with the silhouette’s iconic elephant texture rendered in tonal white fashion. The new release differs from its predecessor with the addition of an icy translucent outsole and the subtraction of the various chrome elements from the 2007 version. Scroll through the gallery below for detailed looks, and expect the Air Jordan 3 “Pure White” to hit stores in July 2018.

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Apr 25, 2018
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My 5 // Amin Elhassan Talks Sneaker Rotation, Growing up in Sudan and Best NBA Sneakerheads

Amin Elhassan experienced an upbringing like few others with a similar love for basketball and sneakers.

Born in Sudan, as an infant Amin moved to New York City with his parents. He then ventured back to Sudan at the age of eight, staying there until he was 14 before moving back to New York.

His family wasn’t one of means. So, whether he was entrenched in the cultural density of New York City, or the vastly rural, elemental economy that makes Sudan one of the most impoverished countries in the world, Elhassan’s access to sneakers, or lack thereof, often times made no difference.

“I remember the first time I saw the Jordan 8s [in Sudan] and it blew my mind,” Elhassan fondly recalls. “I was like wait — there’s a strap? And then there’s another strap?!? But that was something that you only saw from grainy videotapes of NBA Superstars Vol. II or something like that.”

Elhassan would have friends of greater financial means travel from Sudan to more developed countries and come back with Jordans and other popular sneakers. That’s how he’d often see things firsthand. As for the sneakers on his own feet, well, that was a greater challenge.

“I can remember asking my dad for some Converse. Just standard black and white Converse All Stars. My dad was like, Not a chance. So there was a lot of seeing but not actually having. Then, when we moved back [to New York City], it was the same thing. It was like if you want some sneakers you better hit up that clearance rack. It was the clearance rack life.” Elhassan can certainly laugh about those moments now, but at the time, his sneaker struggle was very real. “I’d have one pair. That would be the shoe that you’re going to play basketball in, to go school in, run track in — it was the all-purpose shoe. I actually ran track in my basketball sneakers.”

Elhassan was an athlete with a deep love for basketball, yet shaping a career around that passion didn’t seem feasible. He was a talented student with a penchant for math and science, so he took to Georgia Tech University to pursue an engineering degree. But as college and new surroundings often shape new thoughts, Amin began to see a life for himself in the sport he had loved. He soon after secured a job with the Atlanta Hawks, working as a lowly field marketer. Elhassan, though, could care less where he then ranked on the totem pole. His foot was in the door. He was one step closer to a dream realized. Things would only pick up from there.

Elhassan was promoted to game-day operations with the Hawks, a role he mastered for three seasons. He then ventured back to NYC to intern in basketball operations for the New York Knicks during the 2004-05 season. His biggest opportunity came next via an internship with the Phoenix Suns. Elhassan quickly became the team’s video coordinator, then its scouting coordinator, followed by a role as the team’s assistant director of basketball operations. He worked directly under the team’s then GM, Steve Kerr.

Amin wasn’t done. His final act — or at least the one that brings us to modern-day — is a multihyphenate role at ESPN where he began in December 2013. As a writer, analyst, and on-air personality, Elhassan put his basketball expertise and industry experience together in his biggest role yet. Sneakers remained a big part of his life during those upstart years. “That Knicks team in 04-05 had a great sneaker locker room. Tim Thomas was a stylish guy. Mo’ Taylor was in that locker room. Marbury, obviously, at that point had started to transition into the Starbury thing. You had some crazy sneakers on that team.”

Elhassan’s time in Phoenix gave him early access to P.J. Tucker, whom many of us know to be the Kicks on Court king. “I wasn’t there as much towards the end in Phoenix, but P.J. is obviously the guy. P.J. Tucker was a big time sneakerhead and collector before he was making millions — when he was a minimum contract guy. The other thing about P.J. is — other than maybe Gilbert Arenas — he was the guy to take the shoes people take their whole lives to find (or only wear once a year) and go play basketball in them.”

Although Elhassan didn’t have much in terms of heat growing up, he’d make up for it later. Now that his access is much more substantial, some of what he wears are things he always wanted and others are solely based on his self-proclaimed minimalistic approach to style. He confesses a deep love for the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, Amin holds a special place for the adidas Rod Laver.

His My 5 contends as one of the more well-rounded assortments, similar to his bare-bones yet well-verse commentary on all things basketball. Check it out below.

Air Jordan 4 White/Cement

Air Jordan 4 "White Cement"
Air Jordan 4 White/Cement

Elhassan: This was the original Jordan shoe that I wanted that was just out of the question. The funny thing is when I was working for the Suns, they released them with the Jumpman on the back. I was trying hard to get a pair. I remember Josh Childress was another guy with an incredible sneaker collection. I was like, Josh, you gotta hook me up! Josh you gotta take care of your boy! Never happened! I thought I was never going to get these shoes. Then when they came back out two years ago I got two pairs.

I have one pair that I just ran through. I wore them everywhere. I wore them to the Finals that year. Now they look like an original pair from ’89 now! Then I have the other pair that I keep in LA at the studio that I just wear on set.

adidas NMD Black/Grey

adidas NMD
adidas NMD

Elahassan: This is the first pair of casual adidas I’ve owned in quite possibly a decade. I’m a guy that normally doesn’t like a lot of crazy colors. I’m black, grey, white, and maybe little hints or reflections of red, blue, etc. I got these because I have lots of friends who swear by the comfort. I was always kind of like, Ehh come on… but I got them and I thought, Those guys aren’t lying. I travel a lot obviously. I’m on planes for long periods of time, walking through airports. I just need a shoe that’s going to give my feet a nice rest.

Air Jordan 11 “72-10”

Air Jordan 11 "72-10"
Air Jordan 11 “72-10”

Elhassan: I love this shoe but it’s not the most comfortable shoe. You need an orthotic to wear them. It’s a beautiful shoe and it looks good on me and that’s why I have them, but if I’m on my feet for a while, yeah, my feet are complaining. But, again, I love the shoe! The Air Jordan 11 is the coolest visual shoe ever. I’d also love to have the original “Cool Grey” 11s.

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit
Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit

Elhassan: These were released in 2016 around the Olympics. They were unofficially the US colorway. Air Max 1s were a shoe that when I was a kid [in Sudan] I saw kids come back with them on and I’d say, Man those shoes are cool! And my dad would be like, Ahh, yeah, those shoes are expensive. It’s all the look I appreciate from the original shoe combined with something so comfortable and light. It’s just a great shoe. In many ways now I wish I’d gotten another pair just to have a counter.

Air Jordan 1 “Los Primeros”

Air Jordan 1 "Los Primeros"
Air Jordan 1 “Los Primeros”

Elhassan: I have this ostentatious jacket that I bought that I’ve worn on air that a lot of people have made jokes about. It’s very out of my comfort zone but I bought it to wear during All-Star Weekend. So, I needed a pair of shoes to go with this ridiculous jacket. I saw these and they were perfect. They’re black but then the tongue and toebox have this real intricate pink design. It’s really just a beautiful shoe to look at. And, when wearing a ridiculous pink floral jacket, it makes for a great outfit. So I got them and they’re pretty comfortable.

*****

Among Elhassan’s many duties at ESPN, his regularity on The Jump, working alongside Rachael Nichols and the likes of Tracy McGrady, Byron Scott and Stephen Jackson, are among his favorite moments with the network. “It’s a great experience to work with great people. Rachael Nichols is one of, if not the best, hosts out there. She does a very good job of reading the conversation of the room and being comfortable in redirecting. She’s also very well connected which gives us all credibility.” The praise continues for the rest of his cast.

“Stephen Jackson is one of my favorite guys to work with. We’re around the same age and have a similar sense of humor. He’s a guy that I never got to work with in the league but I’d always heard about what a great teammate he was. I never really understood it until I worked with him. He genuinely cares about the people he works with in the studio, with the production staff, and with us. I really enjoy working with him probably the most. The show’s going to be great but we also know that we might get canceled! We tow the line but it’s all fun.”

Amin Elhassan is a regular on ESPN’s The Jump airing on Wednesday’s at 3pm ET.

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Apr 25, 2018
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Nike Air Max 97 Takes Inspiration from Michigan Wolverines

Last year, when the Nike Air Max 97 retroed for its 20th anniversary, there was a bit of a purist approach to purchasing the vintage sneaker. Those who considered themselves of elevated taste were only buying pairs in OG colorways. And to that end, only buying pairs produced in OG materials.

As the year went on, though, and collaborative pairs with Skepta, Undefeated and Cristiano Ronaldo begin to impress, the tide quickly turned. Inline pairs begin to move faster and OG pairs were all but impossible to score. Given the balance that was struck throughout 2017, non-traditional pairs carry much greater weight in 2018.

All that said, when this Michigan Wolverines inspired pair drops on May 1, there will be no reservations about original coloring and materials that mimic those from ’97. There will just be registers ringing for 0 plus tax.

Nike Air Max 97

Colorway: Wolf Grey/Tour Yellow-Gym Blue-Black
Style #: 921826-006
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Price: 0

Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”
Nike Air Max 97 "Michigan"
Nike Air Max 97 “Michigan”

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Apr 25, 2018
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Union Enlists KAWS for a Limited Capsule Celebrating Its New Tokyo Store

Image via: Union

Image via: Union

In honor of its new Tokyo store, Union is set to drop a new collaborative release featuring the talents of renowned street artist KAWS. Shoppers can expect a T-shirt and crewneck sweatshirt, both emblazoned with original KAWS artwork depicting his signature Companion figure and a Union Tokyo graphic. Offered in basic black and white colorways, the crewneck and tee will launch April 27th at Union Tokyo, followed by a release at Union Los Angeles and unionlosangeles.com on April 30th. Check out detailed looks in the gallery below.

Release Dates: 
4/27/18 (Friday) – Union Tokyo
4/30/18 (Monday) – Union Los Angeles and online

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