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Jul 20, 2013
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BRONX NEWS: Challenger makes full-court press vs. Arroyo

These names aren’t funny, they’re forgeries!

That is the claim of a group that will challenge signatures submitted to the Board of Elections by City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo in state Supreme Court.

After the group revealed last week that Arroyo’s petitions listed such obviously bogus entries as Derek Jeter, broadcaster Joe Buck and Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein they decided to challenge 3,437 of the incumbent’s 3,863 signatures.

The Board of Elections has begun reviewing the lists, but Arroyo’s challenger in the 17th District, Julio Pabón, and his volunteers weren’t stopping at that.

“This is not an isolated incident of some joker signing one page of a petition ‘Derek Jeter,’ ‘Theo Epstein’ or ‘Kate Moss,’” said Donald Dunn, the attorney representing the Pabón campaign, who said he would file suit before the Thursday deadline. “Ms. Arroyo submitted page after page of blatant, obvious forgeries.”

Dunn said the group is heading for the courtroom because it believes the petitions submitted by Arroyo should be invalidated under New York state election law.

RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: DEREK JETER’S SIGNATURE ALLEGEDLY FORGED ON PETITIONS

Pabón and his supporters first planned on hitting the streets to check on addresses they found suspicious. Their goal: to gather affidavits from residents about the validity of Arroyo’s signatures.

A determination from the Board of Elections may come as early as this week, after officials scour each entry in the petitions of both parties.

The board will only throw out the names of people that are missing full addresses, do not live in the district or are not registered as Democratic.

The courts, on the other hand, have the authority to determine whether there is rampant fraud or irregularity in the rolls.

Both candidates need 450 signatures to remain on the ballot for the Sept. 10 primary.

The 17th District covers Hunts Point, Morrisania and sections of Highbridge.

RELATED: ARROYO: PROOF IS IN THE PICTURE ON CASINO JACKPOT

“It is equally telling that Ms. Arroyo could not find 450 real voters to support another year of the misfeasance and malfeasance that the Arroyo dynasty has wrought upon its constituents,” said Jocelyn Valenzuela, the volunteer coordinator for the Pabón campaign.

Arroyo, asked why so many apparent fakes made it into her petition, said she relies on staffers to run the collection.

“It is highly recommended that candidates do not handle their own petitions,” Arroyo said.

Her campaign has filed its own challenge against Pabón’s 2,500 signatures.

It was unclear whether her camp would pursue legal action.

Many in Pabón’s circle were surprised to hear that the Councilwoman did not have someone vet her petitions before submitting them.

“Ms. Arroyo knew or should have known that her entire petition is permeated with fraud,” Dunn said. “It is telling that Ms. Arroyo already has begun to distance herself from her own petition.”

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Jul 20, 2013
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Release Reminder: 24 Kilates x Saucony Shadow Original ‘Mar y Montana’

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As we’ve been keeping you up to date with the 24 Kilates x Saucony Shadow Original “Mar y Montana” collection, today’s the day when the sneakers actually release.

For those who missed it, the themed pack dubbed “Mar y Montana” (Sea and Mountain) comes constructed out of suede, mesh, and leather materials whose uppers work in various elements of land and sea. Ultimately, these kicks offer a more neutral layout with a touch of other colors which give the shoes a much needed pop.

If you’re in the Barcelona area, be sure to stop by 24 kilates to grab the 24 Kilates x Saucony Shadow Original “Mar y Montana” today.

*This pack will release globally at additional retailers next weekend, July 27th.

 

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Jul 20, 2013
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adidas Originals Jeremy Scott 2013 Fall/Winter Footwear Collection

Since its introduction, the collaboration between adidas Originals and Jeremy Scott has continued to push boundaries in its segment of the footwear market in terms of themes, designs and color. Although these bold ventures with fashion designers are not for everyone — as voiced over the comment section regarding the Rick Owens and Raf Simons collections — these collaborations have spawned a sizable group of devout fans and have even put people on to designers they were not previously privy to. Even if one is never to cop a single item from this collection, it is always eye-opening to see what new elements are incorporated to this youthful joint effort. For the latest  2013 fall/winter footwear collection, we are shown three new versions to past models; the JS License Plate, a multi-color rendition using Miami as inspiration; the JS Wings 2.o, rather than play with color, Scott gave the sneaker an early ’90s video game feel by pixelating the wings/logo; and last we have the JS Instinct Hi, where a metallic snake pattern can be seen throughout the upper. Retailing for ¥22,000 – 37,800 JPY (approximately $ 220 – 380 USD) the collection is available now at styles.
 

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Jul 20, 2013
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Nike Paul Rodriguez 7 VR

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It looks like the vulcanized sole version of the Nike Paul Rodriguez 7 is finally hitting stores as we get a first look at the Matte Silver/White colorway of this alternate version of the P-Rod 7. The vulcanized sole features some toe foxing with the safari-style print seen on the uppers of the Premium trim, but the remainder of the shoe is true to the 7 design. Peep the additional angles below and stay tuned for more availability at Nike SB retailers worldwide because they’re available now at Size? in the UK.

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Jul 20, 2013
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Release Reminder: Nike Solarsoft Moccasin SP QS ‘Hawaiian Pack’

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If you’re making plans to visit the beach anytime soon, why not do so in the Nike Solarsoft Moccasin SP QS “Hawaiian Pack”?

What takes inspiration from Hawaii’s beautiful rainforest and lava fields, this collection of sport casual runners offer a vintage and modern vibe with its ensemble of floral printed uppers in an array of colors that welcome the current season. Both lightweight and flexible, each style features breathable Engineered Mesh, Hyperfuse technology, a cushioned midsole, and a slip-on sock design that enables easy access while on-the-go.

Sounds about right to us! Try your luck at a pair before their gone as they are now available in limited quantities through select retailers including End and SNS.

 

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Jul 20, 2013
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Release Reminder: Air Jordan III (3) ‘Doernbecher’

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Since it’s debut in 2010, the Air Jordan III (3) “Doernbecher” has grown to become recognized as one of the most celebrated Doernbecher Freestyle creations.

Cole Johanson participated in the Doernbecher Freestyle program in 2010 and had the opportunity to tell his story through the Air Jordan 3 Retro. A tonal red upper features “COLE” subtly spelled out within a diamond grid pattern, as well as callouts to his two favorite foods (spaghetti and chocolate) behind the pull-tab. But it was two words inscribed on the insole that helped Cole beat his lymphoma: Strength and Courage.

In retrospect, the re-release of this silhouette arrives as a win-win in many individuals’ eyes as it tells a little boy’s story and raises funds for a good cause. Step in style with the Air Jordan III (3) “Doernbecher” as it drops today at a retail price of 0 at select Nike retailers.

Colorway: Varsity Red/Metallic Silver-Black
Release Date: 7/20/2013
Retail: 0
Product Code: 437536-600

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Jul 20, 2013
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Kate Moss Unveils “Fashion Tech” Accessories Collection

Beloved British model Kate Moss is set to introduce her very own range of tech accessories in collaboration with retailer Carphone Warehouse later this month. Catering primarily to women, the range features both smartphone covers and tablet cases, each of which sports a primarily black leather look with a variety of gold and silver accouterments. Said Moss of the collection when speaking to Vogue:
My phone’s as much a part of my look as my bag or shoes, and yet there’s so little choice out there. My whole approach was to treat this as any other fashion collaboration; I was heavily involved in the design process and loved seeing my vision come to life in the final product. From the quality of materials to the design, I wanted the best for my range that reflected my personal style.
The entirety of the collection is set to hit Carphone Warehouse locations beginning July 24 with prices starting at £14.99 GBP (approximately $ 23 USD) for smartphone cases and at £49.99 GBP (approximately $ 76 USD) for tablet covers.

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Jul 20, 2013
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adidas Marathon ’85 – Deep Lake – Red Spirit

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Previewed multiple times since this April, it’s finally time for one of the new adidas Originals Marathon ’85 colorways to hit retail.  This pair is mostly St Deep Lake green suede, but the thing that gives this design its colorful edge is the Red Spirit leather.  This, along with black outlines at the laces, sockliner and outsole make for a look that translates well to the classic runner silhouette, all while making itself known as a product of the 2010s.  Check out more angles after the jump, then grab yours from shops like Titolo.

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Jul 20, 2013
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Release Reminder: Nike Air Veer ‘Wolf Grey/Wolf Grey-Game Royal’

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Rounding out this weekend’s Nike Air Veer line up is this “Wolf Grey/Wolf Grey-Game Royal” variation.

What may catch some by surprise given its absence from the mainstream market, others are jumping straight to this colorway that features smooth nubuck uppers in a cool two-toned wolf grey and game royal colorway.

Whether it be the OG “Black/Black-White” or the “White/University Red” mock, you can find this style at participating retailers like Sneaker Politics today.

Colorway: Wolf Grey/Wolf Grey-Game Royal
Release Date: 7/20/2013
Retail: 0
Product Code: 599442-003

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Jul 20, 2013
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Street Art in Kenion Street, Rochdale

**any description info below is not from dontquestionkings but from the poster of the image online**

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Image by Tim Green aka atoach

Jul 20, 2013
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Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance H710 – Arriving at Retailers

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Both brands share a passion for craftsmanship and especially after New Balance’s sprawling ‘Backpack Pack’ last year, it made sense for them to team up with Herschel Supply Co.  Their first teamup could be seen as something of a spiritual successor to the Backpacks, and now with the new school year right around the corner, this second round is perhaps even more befitting the connection.  The Herschel x New Balance H710 returns with two more colorways, following February’s black, navy and red trio with one pair each in burgundy and olive.  Let us know which of these new Herschel H710s you like more after you’ve seen both below, then find them at select retailers on August 1st like CNCPTS.

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Jul 20, 2013
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Release Reminder: Nike Air Force 1 Hi CMFT Premium QS ‘White/White-White’

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Nike is going back to basics with the release of the Nike Air Force 1 Hi CMFT Premium QS “White/White-White” or “White Ice”.

An ideal high-top for the Summer, these updated classics arrive as a quickstrike this weekend made from premium smooth and tumbled leather uppers, patent leather Swoosh branding, a crisp white nylon ankle strap, enhanced Zoom Air cushioning, and last but certainly not least, an icy outsole to complete the look.

What some may deem perfection or a must-cop, grab your pair today at select Nike dealers for 5 while supplies last.

Colorway: White/White-White
Release Date: 7/20/2013
Retail: 5
Product Code: 573972-101

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