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May 28, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx cop pens novel inspired by 2014 killings of NYPD officers


Shocked as any other cop after the execution of two officers in Brooklyn, Sgt. Jordan Castro channeled his feelings into a novel that delves into the often tense relationship between police and the communities they serve.


“Those assassinations were heartbreaking,” Castro said of the deaths of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, shot while sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2014.


“I said to myself, ‘This has just gone too far. I have to do something. I know that I’m a writer and that I just can’t stand by and go on Facebook and post.’


“I had to do this and I had to be a voice for the police side of the ongoing discourse,” Castro said.

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“Smoke and Mirrors: Police Dreams” won’t make Castro rich. It’s a self-published e-book that’s also available in print form and has sold about 1,000 copies so far.


But in addition to fulfilling his lifelong dream of writing a novel, Castro donated 0 in proceeds from the novel to the family of a friend, Sgt. Galileo Garcia, who committed suicide in February.


Castro hopes the book will also contribute to the public discourse on American policing.


“I did want to investigate and explore the relationship and the tension between the community and police, and I wanted to work it out as realistically as possible,” Castro said.

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“Writing the book helped me analyze that with more clarity — why these things happen, why the strife exists and how, if possible, we can fix this and make that relationship stronger, better (and) restore that trust.”


Castro, 37, who is married and has a 1-year-old daughter, joined the NYPD in July 2006 and is a training sergeant for Housing Bureau cops in the Bronx.


Raised in Washington Heights by Cuban-born parents, he said they instilled a love of reading in him.


Castro’s favorite author is F. Scott Fitzgerald, and he admires Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger, too.

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Over the years, Castro has jotted down story ideas on dinner napkins or blank pages in his memo book. And while police reports filed after big crimes or unusual incidents are no place for fiction, Castro took pride when he wrote them, filling them with details that caught the eye of fellow cops and supervisors.


“They would actually enjoy reading my reports,” he said.


Castro is not the first cop to write a book, but he thinks that every time an officer is published, the stereotypes many people have about police takes a hit.


“There are a lot of misconceptions and preconceived notions about cops,” he said. “This shows that a police officer can be creative, he can think outside the box, he can be an artist.

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“He can take real-life events and channel them artistically.”

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Apr 12, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: No one will be charged in 2014 homicide of Bronx man


The death of a 53-year-old man assaulted in the Bronx nearly three years ago has been declared a homicide — but no one will ever be charged in his death, officials said Wednesday.


NYPD detectives are going to “exceptionally clear” the death of Angel Rivera, who fell into a coma after being assaulted in 2014 and died two years later.


“Exceptionally clearing” a case means that detectives close the investigation because an arrest cannot be made.


Rivera was punched by a drinking buddy on E. 167th St. near Southern Blvd. in Foxhurst on July 20, 2014, officials said. He suffered a massive head injury when he fell back and slammed his head on the sidewalk, officials said.

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He ultimately died of his injuries on Aug. 16, 2016, officials said. On Tuesday, the city Medical Examiner’s office determined that Rivera died from “multiple complications caused from a traumatic brain injury.”


Police initially arrested the drinking buddy, but the Bronx District Attorney declined to prosecute, law enforcement sources said. Since prosecutors didn’t prosecute him for the assault, he can’t be arrested for the murder, a police source said.

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Dec 8, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx gang member accused of 2014 slaying outside house project

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Sep 24, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Man, 51, busted for Bronx woman’s 2014 stabbing murder


A 51-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a Bronx woman nearly two years ago, officials said Friday.


Antonio Gonzales was charged with murder and manslaughter on Thursday for the stabbing death of Cynthia Taylor.


Taylor, 53, was found dead inside the bedroom of her E. Clarke Place apartment near the Grand Concourse in Mount Eden on Dec. 2, 2014, authorities said. She had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.


Cops identified Gonzales as her killer early in the investigation, but he didn’t surface until Thursday, when he was taken into custody, according to police sources.

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Gonzales and Taylor lived down the block from each other and were acquainted, but a motive for the killing was not immediately disclosed.

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Apr 12, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx man convicted of 2014 shooting captured on camera

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Dec 30, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: Sophia, Ethan top list of NYC’s most popular 2014 baby names

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Apr 27, 2015
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The Air Jordan XVI Almost Retroed In 2014

Most of the post-Bulls Air Jordans are awaiting the Retro treatment, but the Air Jordan XVI almost made it through a year ago. We’ve shown you a series of unreleased Air Jordan 16 Retro samples and even Jordan Brand athletes Ray Allen and Joe Johnson wore this early-2000s Jordan shoe in PE form. Despite those signs, the XVI never released and it appears that this finely crafted shoe, which features a patent-leather toe-box and a gaiter shroud, has been thrown in the backburner once more. With the Air Jordan XX returning this year, we should expect a renaissance period of the post-Bulls Jays, like the OG “Navy” pair seen here in sample form. Get a detailed look here and access the full listing from legacy_shop on eBay.

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Mar 18, 2015
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Signature Shoes Sales Numbers For 2014 Are In, And LeBron James Is The Big Winner Again

Sneaker sales are doing better than ever, and the reported U.S. sales numbers from 2014 prove that there’s no slowing down. The big winner is Nike, the big loser is adidas, and Jordan Brand, again, is in the middle of the pack. Jordan Brand’s signature shoe sales don’t include any figures for Air Jordans or Jordan Retros, because they aren’t signature shoes for active NBA players. In addition, Steph Curry’s incredibly popular UA Curry One is not included in this list because the shoes only dropped five weeks ago, and Wade’s Li-Nings are not readily available in the States. But with so many new signature sneaker lines debuting in recent months, the reported numbers at the end of this year could be key in projecting brand success over the next few years.

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Feb 11, 2015
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Marco Belinelli’s Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE for the 3PT Contest


After winning last year’s 3PT Championship, Marco Belinelli will indeed be defending his title in NYC on Saturday night. While the competitive field is stacked with the NBA’s sharpshooting elite, Belinelli will be competing in a special Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE. Fashioned with Italian flavor, the silhouette’s white base plays host to shades of red, green, and gold. Specially made just for the previously mentioned event, you can check out another look Marco Belinelli’s Nike Hyperdunk 2014 PE after the jump.

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Feb 11, 2015
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Nike Hyperdunk 2014 “3pt Contest” PE for Marco Belinelli

Adding to the already more than wide array of special edition sneakers in limited, New York City-inspired, collab, Yeezy, and retro forms this upcoming All-Star Weekend is a thoroughly unique PE. Designed for 3-Point Shootout contestant Marco Belinelli, this pair of the Nike Hyperdunk 2014 features a colorway paying tribute to his home country of Italy in a red, white, and green colorway accented with metallic gold. Detailing includes “IT” on each outer tongue and “Family First” embroidered on the interiors. Unfortunately Marco’s patriotic PE probably won’t be hitting retail, but check them out here and then look out for them on his feet Saturday night as he looks to defend his 3-Point Contest title.

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Feb 2, 2015
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BRONX NEWS: Report: 2014 real estate sales hit new record


A whopping .1 billion worth of commercial real estate changed hands in Brooklyn, Queens, Northern Manhattan and the Bronx last year, according to figures released Friday by Cushman & Wakefield.


The record sum represents a billion increase over the total sales activity in those areas during the real estate market’s previous peak, in 2007, the report says.


In Manhattan north of E. 96th St. and above W. 110th St., a higher proportion of properties changed hands in 2014 than in any other area the company has ever tracked. Deep-pocketed buyers purchased 6.6% of land and buildings uptown, spending a collective billion.


Brooklyn saw sales volume of .4 billion last year, a 67% increase from 2013. Manhattan’s billion in 2014 sales dwarfed those of the other areas, however.


“(Last year) was the best investment sales market we have seen in the past 30 years,” said Bob Knakal, chairman of investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield New York.


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Jan 20, 2015
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Trinidad James Picks Out His Favorite Sneakers Of 2014

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You might know rapper Trinidad James (aka Trinidad Jame$) through his songs like “All Gold Everything” and “Female$ Welcomed”. What you might not have known is that he’s a huge sneakerhead. In the newest episode of his web show “Camp James”, he walks us through some of his favorite sneakers from 2014. Some of his picks are ones that we love, too like the Black Infrared Air Jordan 6 and the adidas Tubular Runner. As he shows us his Supreme Air Forces, he mentions that he still does not have the black pair, saying that he’d like for someone to sell them to him. So if you happen to have them, be sure to hit up James so he can complete his collection. Take a look at the video below.

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