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Dec 24, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man walks into Bronx police precinct, confesses to 2013 murder

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Nov 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: NYC families hunger for $770M in lost food stamps since 2013


New York families are still feeling the pangs four years after the feds slashed food stamp benefits, a new report found.


The cuts have cost city residents 0 million in lost benefits since 2013 — and whacked the city for .3 billion in economic activity when the full impact of their spending is considered, according to the report by the Food Bank for New York City.


“What it looks like in human terms is lost meals. What it looks like is people not able to buy what they need from the grocery store, and in many cases having to go to a food pantry or a soup kitchen instead,” said Food Bank vice president and report author Triada Stampas.


The trouble could get worse with a new farm bill, which includes the budget for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), expected to be introduced in Congress early in 2018.

Study shows nearly 500,000 N.Y. workers can’t afford proper food


President Trump’s proposed budget would cut food stamps by nearly 0 billion over the next decade.


The report found poor families in the city are still reeling from the last round of cuts, which took an average of a month from New Yorkers on food stamps — a number that has now risen to .


“New Yorkers who have been relying on this assistance to get food on their table have even less for what they need,” Stampas said.


“We know that there is a target on SNAP,” she said. “This is a cautionary tale.”

GOP budget would cut social safety net, boost military funding


The 0 million in lost benefits adds up to 223 million fewer meals on New Yorkers’ tables.


Some 77% of food pantries and soup kitchens were still seeing a spike in visitors in September 2017, as compared with September 2013, the Food Bank found.


More than half of pantries and kitchens, 56%, said at some point during the month, they ran out of food for adequate meals or pantry bags — up from 49% last year.


And 35% said they had to turn people away because they didn’t have enough food, while 46% of pantries said they reduced the amount of food in the bags they give away because of shortages.

Rural families rely more on food stamps than those in metro areas


One in five New Yorkers — or 1.7 million people — relies on food stamps to help buy food, with an average benefit of 0 a month for each household.


The benefits buy nearly billion in food purchases in the city each year, and federal studies have found each dollar in food stamp benefits leads to .79 in economic activity.


The proportion of people using food stamps spikes as high as 47% in the Melrose and Morrisania sections of the Bronx — and in six of the 12 community districts in the Bronx, at least 40% of the population gets the benefits.


Food stamp use is highest overall in the Bronx, where 33% of people get them, and lowest in Queens and Staten Island, where it’s 13%.

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Mar 31, 2017
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Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’ 2001 vs 2013 vs 2017 Comparison


Tomorrow, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’ will officially return to Jordan Brand retailers which is one of the most sought after releases of the year.

We have seen this Air Jordan 1 release several times through the years, first in 2001, then in 2013 and now in 2017. Through the years, minor changes have taken place and this is where a comparison fits best.

While the 2017 will come in remastered form, it features tumbled leather while the past two used smooth leather. The Royal used across the three is slightly different, with the 2013 furthest from the original. As well, the shape is different across all the pairs along with other small details.

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The Air Jordan 1 High OG ‘Royal’ releases on April 1st, 2017. Retail price will be 0.

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Jan 25, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx teen convicted in 2013 Bryant Park rink shooting


A Bronx teen has been convicted of paralyzing a 14-year-old skater in a shooting at the Bryant Park ice skating rink in 2013 after six days of deliberations.


Cory Dunton, 19, was convicted by a Manhattan jury Wednesday afternoon in connection to the tragedy on Nov. 9, 2013, when prosecutors say he tried to steal Javier Contreras 0 Marmot coat and shot him when he was brushed off.


Contreras, 20, was struck by four bullets — but Adonis Mera, now 17, who was an innocent bystander, was paralyzed for life.


Both victims testified against Dunton at trial and Contreras identified the defendant, who wore braids at the time, as the gunman from the night of the incident.

Friend of Bryant Park shooting suspect is real gunman: lawyer


Dunton’s attorneys argued at trial that the witnesses mistook Dunton for his pal — another male in his group of friends.


They said the other friend was really the shooter and that surveillance video from 42nd St. outside the park shows Dunton fleeing for safety with two female pals.


Dunton faces up to 25 years in prison for his conviction on the top count alone.

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Dec 23, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Metro-North driver blamed in 2013 crash gets life-time pension


The Metro-North engineer who dozed off at the helm of a commuter train that derailed in the Bronx, killing four people, scored a lifetime disability pension worth ,200 a month, MTA officials said Friday.


The engineer, William Rockefeller, who suffered from sleep apnea at the time of the December 2013 crash, won his benefit from the MTA’s pension disability medical review board during a successful appeal of an earlier decision rejecting his claim, according to MTA officials. Journal News/LoHud first reported the award.


“The Pension Disability Medical Review Board reviewed the appeal and determined that Mr. Rockefeller is disabled from performing his function as an engineer and he is eligible now to receive his pension,” the MTA said in a statement, adding that the board is comprised of medical professionals.


MTA officials declined to say why Rockefeller was awarded the disability pension benefit to maintain his medical privacy. Rockefeller’s attorney Ira Maurer declined to comment to the Daily News.

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Rockefeller was conked out at the controls when the Metro-North train sped into a curve at 82 mph at Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx — nearly triple the speed limit. The derailment killed four passengers and injured 60 people.


Rockefeller recently hit Metro-North with a million lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court over “the negligence of Metro-North, its agents…and employees.” The suit claims the agency failed to provide “a reasonably safe place to work,” citing the failure to install Positive Train Control, an automatic braking system.

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Dec 1, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Engineer blamed in a fatal 2013 crash sues Metro-North for $10M


The drowsy conductor blamed in a fatal 2013 Metro-North train wreck sued the commuter rail line for million Thursday, charging the agency caused the four deaths.


Engineer William Rockefeller, in a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit, cited “the negligence of Metro-North, its agents … and employees” in the Dec. 1, 2013, derailment that killed the quartet of passengers and injured another 60.


The former engineer claims that he suffers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the wreck that resulted when he nodded out at the controls. The suit was filed on the third anniversary of the crash.


His four-page court document charged Metro-North with “failing to provide (Rockefeller) with a reasonably safe place to work” — specifically, the lack of an automatic brake system on its trains.

Metro-North driver was suicidal after 2013 derailment


The lawsuit also cited the rail line’s “’deficient safety culture’ that prizes on-time performance at the expense of protecting riders and workers.”


But a source says the train did have a foot pedal that would automatically stop the train if not manually pressed down by the engineer.


Rockefeller was doing 82 mph on a sharply-curved stretch of track where the limit was 30 mph at Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx.


A federal probe found that he was exhausted from undiagnosed sleep apnea when he conked out and lost control of the train.

Jury would have award 835G to ex-Metro-North worker


A Metro-North spokesman, citing railroad policy, declined comment on the lawsuit.


The 11-year veteran engineer — seated in the operator’s cab at the front of the train — complained that he was “violently thrown about … causing plaintiff to sustain severe and permanently disabling injuries.”


The lawsuit listed his injuries as a torn labrum in his left shoulder, compression of his left shoulder joint and PTSD.


Rockefeller, who was cleared of criminal charges in the fatal wreck, is already collecting a pension.

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Nov 14, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Livery driver busted in Germany for 2013 hit-and-run in the Bronx


A 37-year-old livery driver who struck an 11-year-old boy in the Bronx in 2013 and then fled to Germany was charged Monday with the hit-and-run, authorities announced Monday.


Djanfarou Touh was arraigned on charges of leaving the scene of a crash and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Bronx Supreme Court.


“This defendant allegedly struck a boy with his livery car, fled the scene and then left the country. The boy still has not recovered from his grievous injuries, but at least he will get justice now that we have brought the defendant back to the Bronx,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said.


On May 21, 2013, the young victim ran across Westchester Ave. in the Longwood section of the Bronx and was struck by Touh, prosecutors said.

Parking argument sparks shooting in the Bronx


The driver stopped briefly, but then fled. Two days later, he took a flight from Kennedy Airport to Ghana, according to authorities.


Investigators found him in Germany and extradited him back to New York City last week.

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Jun 29, 2016
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The Full Story Of How Adidas First Signed Kanye West In 2013

words & interview // Nick DePaula:

Earlier today, adidas and Kanye West announced that they’ve agreed to terms on a new long-term extension of their partnership. The expanded deal will include a fully dedicated Yeezy category at the brand’s Portland, Oregon headquarters, along with plans for an expanded retail presence, and an entry into creating performance products. Yes, that means we can expect to see Yeezy hoop shoes and cleats in the NBA, NFL and MLB, as soon as next season.

While the partnership between both the global brand of adidas and the creative force that is Kanye West takes on a new trajectory with today’s announcement, the two have officially been linked together since late 2013.

Ye-Wex-Team-FULL-5002After beginning his pursuit of Kanye in the spring of 2012, Jon Wexler, adidas’ Global Director of Entertainment Marketing & Influencer Entertainment, was finally able to strike a deal after on and off negotiations over the next year and a half.

This is the full timeline and detailed backstory of just how “Wex” was able to sign Kanye West and together build the impactful partnership that has officially launched a separate and stand alone adidas Yeezy category.

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Nick DePaula: I vividly remember you telling me about this. It was November 6th, 2013, at 4:14 pm, when you got the text from Kanye –

Jon Wexler: Yeah! It said, “The world changes now.”

NDP: Exactly. You get the text from him, and then right after, you got an email with a copy of his signed adidas contract. To go back even further, when was the first point of contact made, and when did those conversations first begin?

Wex: The first time we connected was May of 2012. There was a series of phone calls between people from his team, putting out feelers to various brands that he had an interest in partnering with. Just thinking in a forward way, in case the partnership that he was in at the time didn’t evolve, I guess. Not to put myself in their head, but that’s just good business, to always have your next move planned out.

You know, adidas and Reebok are partner brands, and a guy from his team called [Reebok VP of Sports & Entertainment Marketing] Todd Krinsky, and said, “We’re really interested in exploring opportunities [with adidas] to see what might happen down the road.”

Todd gave me a shout, and said, “We just got this call about this inquiry, what do you guys think?” We huddled up as a team, and obviously, you have to evaluate stuff when you’re talking about working with someone that’s with a competitor.

That’s always controversial, when people change sides. We put it through the evaluation filter, and I remember our CMO coming into the office and being like, “Based on all the factors we’ve laid out, we believe this is the right thing for us to do.” From that point on, that was the mission. To make sure that we were able to make it happen.

“He didn’t want to build a shoe, he wanted to build Rome.”

— Jon Wexler

Kanye YeezusNDP: You guys obviously weren’t working on product during that time yet during the negotiations, but what were some of the overall big picture things that you guys had outlined him possibly impacting?

Wex: Everyone’s aware of Kanye’s creativity and his directness and determination. The thing that really came across in those first conversations, is he’s just truly a world builder. He didn’t want to build a shoe, he wanted to build Rome. He was thinking on such a big scale, that it was just inspiring to even be in a conversation.

One conversation led to the next and to the next, and we were just constantly going back and forth with, “Just what could the partnership look like? What could we, in a perfect world scenario, pull off?” There were many, many discussions, and a couple trips to Germany. He had meetings with some of our senior executives out there, and there was just a lot of rounds of back and forth from there.

NDP: So you guys get down that path, and then eventually agree to terms on everything. How did that all take shape?

Wex: So we were all in New York for Fashion Week [September 5-12, 2013], and I was out there to go to the [ASAP] Rocky and Jeremy Scott shoe unveil event. I remember texting him and saying, “Hey, I’m in New York, and some of our higher up people are here too. Are you available?” He sent back, “Oh my god, I just landed. Lets get together.”

We finally got together, and I remember, some of the guys from his team coming up to me and saying, “You will never, ever get him. Ever.” [laughs] But now, some of those same people are our biggest advocates for what we’re doing. It wasn’t just him that changed the paradigm, but his whole crew of very highly influential and disruptive people around him are behind it too now.

“It was very evident from the beginning, that he was going to be a gamechanger for us.”

— Jon Wexler

That entire weekend, we had a series of meetings with him where we talked through and agreed on creatively what we wanted to accomplish, and then also agreed on the terms around the agreement. All of that took place in the dressing room at Jimmy Fallon. [laughs]

I remember walking out of the dressing room, and Charlie Wilson, who sang the “Bound 2” sample hook, he was wearing an adidas tracksuit head to toe. It was a white tracksuit with black stripes. Our Creative Director and CMO were like, “Did he know we were coming?” I was like, “Guys, this is what he does.” When [Kanye] starts to go toward a brand and gravitate there, all of the people around him recognize that and they try to go that direction too. It was very evident from the beginning, that he was going to be a gamechanger for us.

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Jun 29, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx lawyer convicted in 2013 drunken driving crash


A Bronx defense lawyer who went on trial himself for a drunken driving episode that ended with a woman badly hurt was found not guilty of felony charges on Tuesday.


Philippe Dussek, 55, was convicted only of driving while impaired, a traffic violation, and reckless driving, a misdemeanor, for his role in a May 2013 crash that sent a 25-year-old woman to the hospital with broken bones, officials said.


The veteran attorney, who once represented the rapper Fat Joe, was acquitted of felony assault and vehicular assault charges after a roughly one-week non-jury trial.


According to court papers, Dussek had been swerving on the Major Deegan Expressway on his way home from a party when he smashed into another car.

Prominent Bronx lawyer on trial for DWI crash


A Ducati motorcycle riding behind him could not avoid the collision, prosecutors charged.


The motorcycle driver and passenger Nicole Rosario were both thrown to the ground — with Rosario suffering fractured shoulders, a broken foot and bruises all over her body.


Dussek faces up to 30 days in jail on the two state traffic law violations when he is sentenced on July 11.


His lawyers, Robert P Kelly and Bruce Kaye, wrote in a statement that “Mr. Dussek is a beloved attorney who feels terrible about the accident and is relieved that the court found that his actions only constituted vehicle and traffic law offenses.”

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Dec 10, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: Metro-North driver was suicidal after 2013 derailment

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Jul 18, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: Man wanted for 2013 murder caught trying to flee country

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May 6, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: Cops bust man for 2013 killing of mob hitman in Bronx

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