The Notorious B.I.G’s hit single, “Juicy” detailed his rags to riches story from his early days in Brooklyn to the lavish life he lived. Of course, it’s been 25 years since the song’s been released and gentrification has struck the Bed-Stuy neighborhood. According to The New York Post, the very “one-room shack” Biggie once rapped about on “Juicy” is has now been renovated and it’s being rented out at a high price point.
Biggie’s childhood home is now a three bedroom home in the gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn that was once known as a hub for drugs. The unit he lived in is located on the third floor 226 St. James Place. While it is a historical location in New York City, it’s not the same place that it once was. Compass broker Fabienne Lecole said, “The apartment is iconic … a historical gem.”
“It’s so calm and residential now,” Lecole said. “It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.”
The home apparently still has “intricate and historic details” when Biggie used to live their including the windows and moldings. It went up for sale in 2013 and sold for $825K.
If you’re looking some historical value to your place living, this might be your best bet — if you got the dough.
Three days ago marked the five-year anniversary since the fatal car accident that left Tracy Morgan hospitalized in critical condition. Unfortunately, today, he found himself in another collision sorts which thankfully didn’t include any fatalities. According to TMZ, Tracy Morgan’s newly purchased Bugatti was sideswiped minutes after he bought it f the lot.
A Hondo CR-V sideswiped Morgan’s new 2012 Bugatti Veyron that still had the dealer plates on it in New York City this afternoon. At this point, there hasn’t been anything indicating who’s actually at fault but the footage suggests that the Honda attempted to make a quick right turn at the last second and ended up hitting Morgan’s new vehicle. Morgan reportedly was taken to the hospital after complaints about pain.
A crowd surrounded Morgan shortly after who was talking to the police to likely find out what happened. If it ends up being in the hands the SUV owner, they’ll have to cough up a pretty penny. The SUV goes for $25K while the Bugatti is upwards $1.5M.
Morgan’s new vehicle was bought fifteen minutes before the car crash. The vehicle’s already back at the dealership to examine the damage. It doesn’t look like there was any serious damage with the exception a few cars and scratches but the car is all carbon so you could only imagine that it’ll cost a pretty penny.
People will do anything for a dollar but it sometimes comes at a severe cost. Three men were convicted after recruiting homeless and impoverished people to help them stage fake slip-and-fall accidents to scam local businesses in NYC and insurers out $31.7M. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust, and Ryan Rainford were found guilty conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud. Duncan was also convicted additional counts mail and wire fraud.
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The Manhattan US Attorney Gefrey Berman said the three men “were tripped up by the justice system and have met their downfall.” The three men recruited “patients — some from homeless shelters — and trained them to stage slip-and-fall accidents. Court documents revealed they’d tell their patients to trip over cracks in the concrete or cellar doors in front businesses in the New York City area. Prosecutors said they would coach the people executing their scams to claim injuries that would amount in big payouts such as their knees, shoulders, and back. They would then be directed to avoid certain lawyers, chiropractors, and doctors that might catch on to their plans. The people were also forced to undergo certain surgeries that would increase the payout.
Peter Kalkanis, the leader the elaborate scam and former chiropractor, was found guilty conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. He was also convicted on additional mail fraud and wire fraud charges.
When it comes to the NBA playfs, it’s been apparent over the last few years that the Western Conference has been significantly better than the East. In the past, teams with losing records have been able to make the playfs in the East because the lower standards competition. This creates a bit a problem though as there are teams in the West with better records than those Eastern Conference teams, although they don’t make the playfs. NBA commissioner Adam Silver understands this conundrum better than anyone and is reportedly thinking new ways to fix it.
According to Marc Stein the New York Times, Silver is looking at adding a midseason tournament to the schedule and is also thinking about a play-in tournament that would guarantee that the best 16 teams in the league make the playfs. In such a scenario, the eight teams per conference model would be shattered. If a midseason tournament were to occur, it would be reminiscent the European soccer model found in leagues like the Premier League.
“It’s incumbent on me to constantly be looking at other organizations and seeing what it is we can do better and learn from them,” Silver said. “In the case European soccer, I think there is something we can learn from them.”
Neither these concepts are close to becoming a reality but Silver is, in fact, looking into them closely. It may take a few years for them to come to fruition, but it would certainly be interesting to see what midseason tournament would eventually look like.
GOAT is making the sneaker re-selling business a little easier and the payouts quicker.
The premier sneaker re-selling App today announced that GOAT sellers will now be able to drop f their sneakers at Flight Club locations in New York City and Los Angeles.
If a seller’s return address is within 50 miles either location, then they can drop f their sneakers instead going through the process boxing and shipping them to the GOAT warehouses. The best part, re-sellers will get paid out quicker through the drop-f method.
If you’re in the LA or NY area, the addresses and drop-f hours for both Flight Club locations are as follows:
Flight Club Los Angeles
Address: 535 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
Drop-f Hours: 11am-7pm PT
Flight Club New York
Address: 812 Broadway New York, NY 10003
Drop-f Hours: 11am-7pm ET
Azealia Banks has found herself in some hot water with her credit card company. According to The Blast, Banks was served with a six-figure lawsuit over credit card debt.
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Earlier this month, a process server tracked down Banks to hit her with a lawsuit. According to documents, the server claims to have tracked her down after she stepped outside her New York apartment to grab a UPS delivery. After the delivery man asked her for her last name, she replied, “Banks.”
The server said that he handed the legal documents but the woman collecting the package backtracked and claimed that Banks’ lived there but she wasn’t home. The server also alleged the woman refused to give her last name.
The City National Bank filed a lawsuit against Banks in 2017, claiming she took out two credit cards with them but stopped making payments in 2017. They said she had a personal life credit for $50K with them.
Now, the bank is going after Azealia Banks for the $137K debt as well as interest. City National said they’ve been having troubles tracking down Banks to serve her with the legal papers. They continued to say that they even needed an extension in order to track her down which was later granted by the judge.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
If you haven’t heard New York-based streetwear brand Aimé Leon Dore, you’re going to start hearing about it a lot more, very soon. The brand has been picking up steam with more and more celebrities sporting their clothes. The brand was founded in 2014 and continues to grow, hoping to become an unstoppable force in the world streetwear.
One the indicators a successful streetwear brand is collaborations. If you can collab with big brands, it usually means you’re doing something right. Well, Aimé Leon Dore is doing just that as they’ve teamed up with New Balance for “The Intelligent Choice” collection. This capsule contains hoodies, crewnecks, sweaters, jackets, shorts, and two pairs New Balance 997’s.
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Each shoe has the same base colors, however, each pair has unique accents, as you can tell from the image below. One shoe is pink, obsidian, and yellow, while the other uses a lighter blue, as well as pink and purple.
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If you’re looking to cop the collection, it will be released through aimeleondore.com on April 12th, according to Sole Collector. So far, the prices for each piece has not been determined.
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Despite winning two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, both against the mighty New England Patriots, Eli Manning hasn’t exactly been an “elite” quarterback. He led the team to a dismal 6-10 season this year, placing them last in the NFC East. The Giants have struggled over the last few years and a lot it has to do with the sheer number interceptions Manning tends to throw. He’s not the same QB he used to be and fans have become fed up the talent that has been squandered. Even with these sentiments in mind, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman doesn’t seem to care.
“Eli is still a quality NFL quarterback. It wears me out, it really does,” Gettleman said the Giants website. “Obviously he’s 38 years old. … Anyhow, the bottom line is, yes, we have to address it. It’s reality. So, when the time is right we will.”
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Gettleman continued to defend his quarterback by saying that reports Manning’s demise are greatly exaggerated.
“At the end the day, you can’t win without a quarterback. We all know it,” Gettleman said. “It’s just the way the game is built. You have to have a quarterback. I really believe there has been a false narrative out there that Eli is finished, he’s done. He had a heck a year. We scored a lot points late. But, at the end the day, Eli can still make all the NFL throws. He can still play.”
With the NFL Draft coming up in April, it will be interesting to see if the Giants draft a quarterback so they can build for their future.
Vice Media got here to an settlement to resolve the class-action lawsuit in opposition to them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vice agreed to pay a complete $1.875M to 675 ex-employees after they had been accused constantly paying girls far lower than males for doing the identical job. The settlement was filed to the Superior Court Of Los Angeles on March 25th.
Co-founder Vice Media, Shane Smith. (Michael Loccisano/Getty s)
A lawsuit was filed in Feb. 2018 on behalf former Vice mission supervisor, Elizabeth Rose, who alleged that the corporate was constantly paying girls lower than males, regardless of doing the identical job. The swimsuit alleged the media big violated not solely U.S. legal guidelines, but additionally state legal guidelines in New York and California. After she filed the swimsuit, a number of different girls got here ahead and backed-up Rose’s declare.
Despite beforehand denying that there have been centralized practices utilizing prior wage historical past to find out pay fee, they nonetheless determined to pay out 675 former staffers. Vice earmarks $625Ok for legal professionals who represented the ladies in addition to $15Ok in service charges which leaves $1.075M for the feminine staff in NY and California. Ultimately, every girl will find yourself getting a $1,600 payout.
A spokesperson for Vice issued a press release on the settlement.
“Vice’s new administration staff is dedicated to sustaining a office the place all staff are compensated equitably. This is why we offered our staff with the outcomes the corporate’s pay fairness evaluation, and have additionally settled the Rose case whereby we resolve any claimed historic disparities. We are devoted to the equitable remedy all individuals and we stay up for the Court’s approval the settlement in order that we are able to proceed to satisfy this mission.”
Streetwear big Supreme and outerwear staple The North Face have been identified to collaborate up to now and that development will occur as soon as once more this Spring/Summer season as each manufacturers are teaming up for some out colourful outerwear. When Supreme and The North Face hyperlink up, the inventory often sells out immediately, with items turning into essentially the most overvalued releases the season. It’s no shock contemplating simply how essential each manufacturers are to their respective cultures.
Included within the assortment is a Mountain Parka, Mountain Pant, and Denali Fleece Jacket, whereas equipment embody a Duffle Bag, Organizer, 6-Panel Hat, and Denali Fleece Blanket. Each piece is available in 5 totally different colours together with black, yellow, purple, purple, and turquoise.
Prices aren’t listed as proper now however you’ll be able to in all probability anticipate every little thing to be pretty costly when you think about that The North Face is concerned. Resale will almost certainly be excessive in addition to these items are anticipated to be essentially the most coveted on this week’s drop.
If you are trying to cop any the clothes on this assortment, you may have your probability on Thursday, March 28th on-line and instore on the New York, Brooklyn, LA, London, and Paris places.
Russell Wilson has just one season left on his four-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The contract pays the Super Bowl-winning quarterback $21.9 million a 12 months, making him one the elite QBs within the NFL. Now that his contract is expiring quickly, Wilson should resolve the place he needs to play subsequent and if he needs to stay in Seattle. During an look on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Wilson spoke about his contract state of affairs.
Fallon requested the quarterback if he thinks he can be signed to a record-breaking deal which might surpass the $134 million Aaron Rodgers acquired in 2018. Wilson defined huge deal like that is not outdoors the realm chance.
“There’s an excellent potential in that,” Wilson stated. “We’ll see what occurs. It’s not prefer it’s gonna make me really feel unhealthy.”
There have been rumors that Wilson could possibly be a goal for the New York Giants, though Wilson made positive to elucidate simply how a lot he loves his present group.
“I am undecided the Seahawks are going to let me get away,” Wilson defined. “I like Seattle. Seattle’s a particular place. I’ve gained a Super Bowl there, been to 2 Super Bowls, a number of playf video games and everybody else.”
The Seahawks completed 10-6 final season, dropping within the NFC Wild-Card spherical to the Dallas Cowboys.
For a number of days, commerce talks have ramped up concerning Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants. Well, every thing has reportedly come to an in depth as a result of we seem to have a accomplished deal. As reported by ESPN, the huge receiver has been traded to the Cleveland Browns for draft picks and security Jabrill Peppers.
It is being reported that Odell Beckham Jr. can be despatched to Cleveland in change for Jabrill Peppers, a first-round draft choose, and a third-rounder. Obviously, this commerce can be picked aside and critiqued so it’s going to be price it to tune into NFL Twitter tonight. It will certainly be entertaining.
The surprising commerce comes after a lot hypothesis was remodeled the place Beckham Jr. would find yourself enjoying subsequent season. The Giants’ asking worth was beforehand described as “ridiculous” however as many as three groups have been talking with administration about buying the celebrity final week. Do you assume OBJ will lead Cleveland to a profitable season? And who do you assume wins this commerce?
It’s been roughly fourteen years since Christopher Nolan launched Batman Begins. The movie spawned two different sequels, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises which turned essentially the most critically-acclaimed Batman movie franchise in historical past. Now, the movie sequence can be making its return to IMAX theatres on the finish the month to have fun the 80th anniversary Batman’s first look in comedian books.
The Dark Knight sequence can be returning to IMAX beginning on March 30 that the Universal Cinema AMC at CityStroll Hollywood as half the five-city screening the franchise. After Hollywood, the sequence can have its IMAX screening at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City and AMC Metreon in San Francisco on April 30th. Cinesphere Ontario Place in Toronto and the Imax Theatre on the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis will display screen the movie in IMAX On April 20th. All screenings can be accompanied with footage Nolan’s Q&A in L.A.
All the screenings can be proven in IMAX 70mm. Christopher Nolan broke new grounds with The Dark Knight after filming the motion sequences in 70mm, turning into the primary filmmaker to take action.
“Christopher Nolan broke new floor with the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, and it is a uncommon probability for immediately’s audiences to expertise these extraordinary movies as they had been meant to be seen,” Warner Bros.’ home distribution president, Jeff Goldstein said. “To have the added privilege listening to Chris’ insights firsthand makes this a once-in-a-lifetime alternative.”
With expenses looming current, R. Kelly might be dealing with ulterior expenses, as Joycelyn Savage’s mother and father are legitimately assembly with the Feds. According to TMZ, her mother and father traveled to New York City to current “damning” bodily proof to the U.S. Attorney’s Office: two members in whole. The bodily proof might be forwarded to an Eastern District Federal constructing in NY, earlier than being handed over to the Southern District.
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TMZ has realized that Joycelyn’s mother and father hope the bodily proof will assist bolster the person testimonies that handed earlier than a Grand Jury within the month February. They may also assist the Feds pinpoint potential key witnesses to R. Kelly’s alleged transgressions, as soon as the case goes to trial.
According to studies emanating from Chicago, the Federal investigation into R. Kelly’s transgressions is “progressing in a short time” because of cooperation from people like Joycelyn Savage’s mother and father, and the beguiling efforts legal professional Michael Avenatti, who has on the report said that he feels as if Kelly is up towards the percentages. Insiders imagine the “Mann Act” will play a main function in Kelly’s takedown.
For those that aren’t aware of the authorized code, the “Mann Act” is a chunk laws that prohibits the transportation underage individuals throughout state traces for the aim sexual favors, a legislation R. Kelly stands accused violating with Azriel Clary for those who’ll recall.
New York Giants vast receiver Sterling Shepard and his spouse, Chanel Iman, are vacationing in Turks and Caicos this week together with Shep’s NYG teammate Saquon Barkley, and his woman Anna Congdon, in addition to Browns QB Baker Mayfield and fiancee, Emily Wilkinson.
All have been sharing footage the journey their Instagram tales, which incorporates the sultry bikini dance that Chanel Iman laid down for her hubby.
Shepard and Iman tied the knot roughly one 12 months in the past and welcomed their first youngster, a child woman named Cali Clay, final August.
The 25-year previous receiver had the very best season his younger profession in 2018, catching 66 passes for 872 yards and 4 touchdowns, though it did not translate into many wins for the G-Men.
New York completed the season 5-11, regardless of the efforts Offensive Rookie the Year Saquon Barkley, and might be choosing fifth within the upcoming NFL Draft.