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Jul 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man gets 22 years for 2015 NYC hammer attacks, assault on cop


A Bronx man who used a hammer to attack a cop and other victims in a terrifying 2015 two-day crime spree was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.


David Baril, 32, had pleaded guilty to the random violence that began on May 11, 2015, in Manhattan.


Baril’s victims — all three of whom were clocked in the head with the handyman’s tool — included a 20-year-old man at 35th St. and Sixth Ave., a 28-year-old woman in Union Square Park and a 33-year-old woman on W. 17th St.


Police Officer Lauren O’Rourke and her partner Geraldo Casaigne spotted the suspect two days after he first struck in Midtown and approached him.

Man gets 22 years in prison for attacking NYPD cop with hammer


That’s when Baril attacked O’Rourke with his hammer and was shot by her partner four times. The suspect survived and was charged with attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and assault in the second degree.


“For two full days in 2015, New Yorkers were gripped with fear as a hammer-wielding man was on the loose in Manhattan,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.


A woman who identified herself as Baril’s mother, Sarah Wellington, said outside the courtroom that her son has been suffering from signs of mental illness since his high school days.


She said he started college but could not finish due to his “sickness,” Wellington said.

With Alec Tabak

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Apr 22, 2016
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Reigning Champ Celebrates the Portland Timbers’ 2015 MLS Cup Victory

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Mar 5, 2016
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The Superstar was adidas’ Most Profitable Shoe in 2015

Despite Kanye West’s wildly popular Yeezy Boost releases in 2015, his namesake collection wasn’t the best-seller for adidas last year. Without question the Yeezy Boost series plays an intricate role in the overall brand strategy, aiding in compound effectiveness across the board. But it was a timeless classic that fared the best for the brand in 2015.

Last year alone, adidas sold 15 million pairs of the Superstar. There are many factors that attribute to this huge spike in sales. Firstly, the shoe was celebrating an anniversary, which is the perfect storm to re-release the shoe in larger numbers. Collaborative releases with celebrities and retailers were also key. And in Pharrell’s case – which accounted for a wealth of releases, including 50 colorways in ever shade imaginable – he almost single-handedly rose the profile of the shoe to a budding, youthful audience, lost on the precedence already set by Run-DMC and a generation past.

This, of course, lends to the popular theory that Pharrell, not Kanye, has been the biggest benefactor for adidas since the two (along with NIGO) joined the brand a couple of years ago. Where sales are concerned in 2015, this holds true. Holistically, though, not so much.

Kanye’s ability to influence the masses and create an exciting environment around the brand is highly tangible where culture is concerned. Sellouts, coveted releases that go for insane amounts on the secondary market make Superstars, and adidas as a whole, well, cool. This, and this alone, is what adidas has been angling towards for years. Kanye, in large part, got them there. This, much of the success after the fact is merely a byproduct of his foundation laid.

Accounting for almost in every adidas took in last year according to Bloomberg, the Superstar helped shape a hallmark year for the adidas. Surely that will slow in 2016 as the brand will place its primary focus elsewhere, but it definitely goes to show – you can never replace a classic.

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Mar 4, 2016
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Gear Roundup: March 4, 2015

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Feb 15, 2016
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Zach LaVine Won an Epic 2016 NBA Dunk Contest in these Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low PE’s

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Feb 14, 2016
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Zach LaVine Won the 2016 Dunk Contest in Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low



Zach LaVine Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low Dunk Contest

The 2016 NBA Dunk Contest was one of the best showing in a long time and prevailed last years contest. As you may know, Zach LaVine won it last year and he did so again this year, claiming him the Back to Back Dunk Contest winner.

In the final round, LaVine was paired up against Aaron Gordon who in our opinion had the best dunk of the night. However, the way the scoring and rotation went, they went into sudden death while each scoring a perfect 50 out of 50. At the end of it all, Zach LaVine was crowned victorious.

Some of you watching might have wondered what LaVine was wearing and Nike made sure we all knew by Tweeting out images and confirming he was wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low PE made exclusively for him. This player exclusive features ZTL on the tongue and 206 on the heel while featuring Orange, Black and Silver.

Below are a few additional photos for you to check out as well as a video mashing up LaVine’s and Gordon’s dunks.

Zach LaVine Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low Dunk Contest

Zach LaVine Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low Dunk Contest

Zach LaVine Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Low Dunk Contest

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Feb 8, 2016
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Gridiron Kicks Spotlight // The Top-10 Cleats of the 2015 NFL Season

Although Super Bowl 50 may not have been as “aesthetically pleasing” as plenty would’ve hoped for, the beauty in a resounding defensive struggle has all of the merits for a solid game. Last night’s contest proved that as the Denver Broncos helped Peyton Manning secure his second Super Bowl title in potentially his final game with defensive star Von Miller garnering MVP honors. However, with every Super Bowl comes the finality of another NFL season in the books as this year’s campaign incurred a variety of ups-and-downs for each of the 32 teams. Ultimately, with every conclusion comes a celebration as well as this latest edition of Gridiron Kicks Spotlight takes a look at the Top-10 cleats of this past season.

Headlined by Odell Beckham Jr. along with additional stars such as Charles Woodson and Dez Bryant, this list is vast and certainly worth the look. To see more, scroll through the pages below to enjoy.

10. Sam Shields – Custom Under Armour Spotlight Anniversary

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When: NFC Divisional Playoffs
Created By: illustrative_cre8ions

Sported during the NFC Divisional matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, stellar defensive back Sam Shields provided footwear enthusiasts with arguably his greatest model of the season with this custom created by illustrative_cre8ions. With a subdued look that bode well with the Packers’ traditional aesthetics, the accentuation of starred imagery within the upper was a great addition by the DMV artist. Beginning to work with more NFL players during the 2015 season, the aforementioned artist continued to evolve and progress amongst a talented field of artists.

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Feb 3, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: Man’s death from 2015 Bronx beatdown ruled homicide

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Jan 7, 2016
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Kylie Jenner is Your 2015 CSS Rookie of the Year

The votes are in and Kylie Jenner is your 2015 CSS Rookie of the Year. Making a splash in Celebrity Sneaker Stalker over the course of the whole year, the youngest (and perhaps biggest) star in the Kardashian/Jenner clan turned heads in heat, wearing everything from Supreme Foamposites to Black/Red 1s to Yeezy Boosts.

Leading the first ever All-CSS Rookie Team in votes, Kylie beat out Fetty Wap to take the inaugural honors. Congrats, Kylie!

After a holiday hiatus, Celebrity Sneaker Stalker returns this afternoon. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks in 2016 for more sightings, showcases and history of artists and entertainers in heat. For the athlete inclined, check for CSS Sports every Friday, too.

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Jan 4, 2016
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The Flight Club Top 30 Selling Sneakers of 2015

The Flight Club Top 30 Selling Sneakers of 2015If you’re still having trouble letting go of 2015 and all the revitalized classics and innovative new models even after our look back at the Top 12 Sneaker Stories of 2015, then take a look back through the lens of New York’s Flight Club. To round out the year, the shop put together a listing of their top 30 best-selling sneakers of 2015 with the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” leading sales followed by a trio of Kanye West Yeezy Boost models. Take a look at the listing below and let us know which you’ll target for resale if you missed a retail release.

Read up on Kanye West’s nod as GQ’s Most Stylish Man of 2015
And see our Top 12 Stories of Style for 2015

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Jan 3, 2016
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BRONX NEWS: CARIBBEAT: Everybody’s Magazine’s 2015 Person of the Year

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Jan 2, 2016
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The Best 30 Sneakers of 2015 at Flight Club

In hindsight, 2015 brought to us many great sneakers.  With everything from the thirtieth-anniversary of the Jordan line to the introduction of the Adidas Yeezy collection, sneakerheads had many countless hours online trying to grab sneakers on release date.

Last year also brought with it an unprecedented year for resellers and the secondary market.  Leading the charge as a dedicated sneaker marketplace was none other than Flight Club.  They recently posted the top 30 sneakers of 2015 as measured by sales at their two stores in NYC and LA as well as online at flightclub.com.

The “Legend Blue” Air Jordan 11 finished out on top of the list, but highlighting what a spectacular year it was for Adidas, four of the top ten finishers were from the three-stripes.

Next year should continue to be a very strong one for Adidas with more great things coming from the brand with not only the Adidas Yeezy lineup, but also many other highly anticipated drops coming from Adidas Originals and Adidas Consortium.

Below is a break down by brand:

Jordan Brand – 23 [editor’s note: “hmmmm”]
Adidas – 4
Nike – 3

Did Yeezy really Jump Over the Jumpman?

Top Selling Sneakers at Flight Club for 2015

Top Selling Sneakers at Flight Club for 2015

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