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Dec 9, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Mourners join vigil at Golden Krust eatery to honor its founder


Dozens of mourners gathered outside a Golden Krust eatery in the Bronx Saturday to pay homage to the company founder who took his own life.


As deejays played Caribbean beats and cooks doled out cups of chicken noodle soup, friends and loved ones offered gushing tributes to Lowell Hawthorne.


“He’s kind, he’s successful, but never got so big to not stop for the common man,” said his sister-in-law Herma Hawthorne, 61.


“We have lost an icon. We have lost a mentor. We have lost a man who makes others look on their lives and say, ‘I can do more, I can succeed, I can do better.’”

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The 57-year-old Hawthorne shot himself in the head inside his Golden Krust factory in Claremont on Dec. 2.


The married father of four’s suicide sent shockwaves from the streets of the Bronx to the hills of his Jamaican homeland.


As the sky darkened Saturday, streams of mourners paused in front of a mural dedicated to Hawthorne that was hung outside Golden Krust’s first store on E. Gun Hill Rd.


A candle light vigil was also held simultaneously in Jamaica, the company said.

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“He provided a blueprint for successful businesses,” said Bronx councilman Andy King who also lauded Hawthorne for always donating his tasty creations at community events.


“I’m sure he’s sitting at the pearly gates, and as we say, ‘Jah well done my son.’”


Before he took his life, Hawthorne was known for his raspy voice and remarkable rags-to-riches story.


A one-time NYPD accountant, Hawthorne pooled money with relatives to open the first Golden Krust store in 1989.

Golden Krust founder commits suicide in Bronx factory


The meat pie mecca was inspired by his father’s humble bakery back home in a tiny hilltop town in Jamaica.


Hawthorne grew his business into one of the city’s most notable Caribbean success stories. He opened 16 additional stores in the city before launching a franchise operation in 1996.


Some 21 years later, Golden Krust boasts more than 120 restaurants in nine states.


“There’s a lot that we can all learn from Lowell Hawthorne,” said deejay Chris McDonald.

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Dec 9, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Suspect in Bronx, Yonkers cold-case murders extradited from Fla.


A former Bronx man was shipped to New York Friday to face rape and murder charges.


Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was brought back to the Bronx to face justice for killing 19-year-old Dora Almoteser in her apartment on E. 180th St. in Van Nest on Dec. 2, 2000, police said.


Gonzalez allegedly raped Almoteser and strangled her with a phone cord.


He is also charged with the murder of 25-year-old Angel Serbay in Yonkers. Serbay was raped, strangled, and dumped on the side of the Sprain Brook Parkway.


Cops were able to link the cases after they matched DNA from both bodies.


Gonzalez was tied to crime by a fingerprint he left on a telephone cord in Almoteser’s apartment.


Bronx cold case detectives arrested Gonzalez in Florida in November.


He is expected to be arraigned Monday, authorities said.

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Dec 8, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Golden Krust workers slap chain with wage lawsuit after CEO dies


The Golden Krust restaurant chain was hit with a wage lawsuit just days after its CEO committed suicide.


Two former Golden Krust employees, William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez, say the company routinely stiffs workers on overtime pay, according to a suit filed in Manhattan Federal court Thursday. The complaint also seeks class-action status.


Owner Lowell Hawthorne, 57, killed himself inside his Bronx factory last Saturday. Hawthorne was facing another overtime lawsuit, extensive tax debt and owed more than 0,000 in city taxes, sources said.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Air Jordan 13 Michigan Cleat PE // Preview

Harbaugh’s heroes are getting that heat, who’s got it better than them?

Ready to go bowling, the postseason pair for the Michigan Wolverines appears to be this new Air Jordan 13 Cleat PE.

Made up mostly of navy and accented by maize patent paneling, a hardwood pair would also go hard.

Look for The Victors to rock these against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Nike SB and Soulland Reunite on the FRI.day 0.2 Collection

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Image via: Nike

Following up on their FRI.day release from a year ago, Nike SB and Soulland have reconvened for the aptly named FRI.day Part 0.2 collection. In addition to apparel — including a T-shirt, crewneck and Nike Destroyer Jacket — shoppers can expect revamped, deconstructed versions of the Nike SB Dunk in both high and low variations. The Dunk High in white features a small Swoosh layered over a larger one, while the Dunk Low in black loses the signature Swoosh altogether. The collection launches on December 15th, but not everything is available from the same source. The Dunk High and Dunk Low, detailed images of which can be seen in the gallery below, can be purchased through select skate shops, as well as Nike SNKRS for the Low. The apparel, meanwhile, will be available from nike.com and select skates shops.

Release Date: 12/15/17 (Friday)

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Dec 8, 2017
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The Cords & Co Reworks Alpha Industries’ MA-1 Bomber and N-3B Parka in Corduroy

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Image via: The Cords & Co

Based in Stockholm, The Cords & Co is a premium brand made by and for corduroy lovers. The distinctively textured textile is front and center in the label’s new collaboration with Alpha Industries, which sees the latter’s classic N-3B Parka and reversible MA-1 Bomber take on an entirely new aesthetic. Both pieces are built with wide-wale corduroy in The Cord’s signature earth tones — nutmeg, black and military green — along with expected Alpha design elements like the red “Remove Before Flight” tag. Check out detailed looks in the gallery below, and shop the collection now at thecords.com.

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Dec 8, 2017
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Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter” // Available Now

Taking the popular Foamposite shell and blending it with Air Bakin inspiration, the hybrid Air Bakin Posite boot returns in a gleaming “Metallic Pewter” colorway.

Pulling of course from the famous “Pewter” Foamposite all the while exploring ACG heritage in its combative structure, full-length Air sits below to cushion the bulky style while a padded ankle collar supports that effort.

Fans of the Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Silver” can grab a pair now for 5 at Nike.

Nike Air Bakin Posite "Metallic Pewter"
Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter”
Nike Air Bakin Posite "Metallic Pewter"
Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter”
Nike Air Bakin Posite "Metallic Pewter"
Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter”
Nike Air Bakin Posite "Metallic Pewter"
Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter”
Nike Air Bakin Posite "Metallic Pewter"
Nike Air Bakin Posite “Metallic Pewter”

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Dec 8, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx intersection renamed for Batman co-creator Bill Finger


It was a bright day for the Dark Knight’s oft-ignored co-creator.


About 100 die-hard Batman fans gathered Friday as a Bronx street corner was dubbed Bill Finger Way, honoring the man who teamed up with comic book legend Bob Kane to invent the Gotham City superhero.


“This is so exciting,” said Athena Finger, granddaughter of the revered if still obscure collaborator behind the Caped Crusader. “I really appreciate the that the city does recognize the contributions Bill made.”


Finger was in up to his elbows when he and Kane conjured up the Batman for Detective Comics #27, where the cowled crimefighter made his debut in May 1939.

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But a clause in Kane’s contract insured that he received sole credit for developing Batman, leaving Finger to live through decades of virtual anonymity until his 1974 death at age 59.


The unsung Finger, in fact, came up with the name Bruce Wayne for Batman’s alter-ego and helped develop arch-villians The Joker and the Penguin.


The street naming was held at the corner of E. 192nd St. and the Grand Concourse near Poe Park — where Finger would bounce ideas off collaborator Kane.


“Bill Finger not only lived in the Bronx, but conceived of Batman while he was in Poe Park,” said Councilman Ritchie Torres. “We’re not only here to celebrate Bill Finger, but also what he symbolizes: The creative grandeur of the Bronx.”

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Torres was joined by Finger biographer Marc Nobleman, author of the biography “Bill The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.”


“The next step is a statue,” Nobleman told the crowd on a brisk December morning.


DC Comics finally acknowledged Finger’s role in the creation of the iconic comic book, television and movie figure in 2015. Kane had done the same 25 years earlier in his autobiography.


“Bill Finger was a contributing force on Batman right from the beginning,” wrote Kane.

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Finger fanatic Scout Lundwall, 20, made her first trip to New York for the event, flying in with her mom from Saratoga Springs, Utah.


“My high school senior research paper was on Bill Finger,” she said. “I’ve just always loved Batman.”

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Dec 8, 2017
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Opposites Attract in the Converse x JW Anderson “Glitter_Gutter” Collection

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Image via: Converse

Standing in opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, Converse and JW Anderson come together to celebrate and explore the the collision of opposing ideas and complementary sensibilities. The resulting “Glitter_Gutter” collection contrasts traditional sneaker silhouettes with bold colors and a glam glitter finish, thereby “breaking” the iconic footwear with unexpected elements. The trio of models are made up of the Chuck ’70, Thunderbolt and U-Throat Ballet, all featured in an accompanying campaign video shot by acclaimed filmmaker Larry Clark. Check it out below, as well as detailed shots in the following gallery, and expect the goods to drop December 14th at converse.com and select global retailers, including Lane Crawford IFC Mall in Hong Kong.

Release Date: 12/14/17 (Thursday)

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Dec 8, 2017
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Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year” Features Celebratory Graphics

The Year of the Dog is just a few months away and Jordan Brand is looking to celebrate with a commemorative Air Jordan 6. Certainly just one piece of a much larger offering, the 1991 produced silhouette highlights celebratory graphics that help ring in the Chinese zodiac.

Set to fireworks and lush floral accents, this dark-colored Air Jordan 6 denote black overlays atop a tonal base filled with exploding firecrackers and embroidered plant life. The Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year” is said to drop in January 2018 although Jordan Brand has not confirmed those details at current time.

Air Jordan 6 GS “Chinese New Year”

Colorway: Gym Red/White-Black
Style #: AA2495-014

Air Jordan 6 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 6 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 6 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 6 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 6 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”

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Dec 8, 2017
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Nike Kyrie 4 “Multicolor” // Preview

Even though the Nike Kyrie 3 is still going strong – with Irving himself debuting new colorways and PEs almost weekly – its successor is beginning to circulate ahead of a release next year.

Today a multicolored edition of the forthcoming shoe has emerged. Generously dressed in vibrant shades, graphic scribes are seen across the partially purple upper while suede and mesh fabrication adorn all other glowing hues. This could be one of the earliest releases of the Kyrie 4. Possibly a pair that introduces the silhouette like a lead single to an upcoming album.

No release details for this Nike Kyrie 4 “Multicolor” are currently available. Stay tuned.

Nike Kyrie 4 "Multicolor"
Nike Kyrie 4 “Multicolor”

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Dec 8, 2017
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Reigning Champ Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With Limited Edition Collection

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Image via: Reigning Champ

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Reigning Champ introduces a special five-piece collection produced in limited numbers at the brand’s Vancouver factory. Because each item is embroidered by a single skilled artisan, the resulting product features one-of-a-kind nuances that are as unique as its individual chain stitched serial number. The statement piece from the range takes the form of a Melton Wool Varsity Jacket, adorned with four types of authentic hand embroidery. A limited edition pullover hoodie, crewneck and sweatpant, all made from Canadian-made heavyweight fleece, as well as a Monogram T-Shirt in black or grey colors, rounds out the release. Shop the assortment now at Reigning Champ flagship stores and reigningchamp.com.

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