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Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

Taste is relative, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Having said that, I have to respect that someone, somewhere, finds “dad sneakers” desirable enough to wear stylishly. Consider these Balenciaga Triple S Trainers (retail $895)—an expensive pair or trendy, over-the-top sneakers. My preference is for something far more scaled back, more affordable, less aggressive, without conspicuous branding, and with a zero-drop sole. Continue Reading

Memorial for Yusuf Hawkins

The senseless August 23, 1989 murder of 16-year-old Yusuf (Yusef) Hawkins at the hands of an angry racist mob changed the emotional, political, and social landscape of Brooklyn (and, to a great degree, New York City) forever. It’s been 29 years since his tragic and unnecessary murder but the impact is still felt in polarized neighborhoods and inter-racial relations between Brooklyn residents and the police officers who oversee them.

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