It's not so much that Spider-Man is "dunking" on some "chumps" as it is that Spider-Man is "playing some basketball" with a "few kids." LOLz!
How cool is this — and more importantly, how cool is this for these kids?? Spider-Man had some down time while shooting his upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man (and smoochingEmma Stone's face off), so he decided to shoot some hoops with the locals in Chinatown!
Seriously, even though he's not doing anything Spider-Manish, we bet these kids minds were blown!
That's SUPER nice of him to stop by! We just don't know if it's Andrew Garfield in there FOR SURE or just a stunt man, but either way whoever is doing it is radness to the maxxx! Plus, the kids seem to think it's actually him!
Thirty workers have filed a $450 million lawsuit against the designer and his brother Dennis Wang for allegedly running a sweatshop in NYC's Chinatown.
One employee in particular, Wenyu Lu, claims he was hospitalized after passing out from working 25 hours straight without a break. Lu also says he was fired in February after complaining about labor law violations and bad working conditions.
The lawsuit seeks $50 million for each of the 9 violations, which Alexander Wang has already denied.
Wang's rep said in a statement:
"The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary."
New York City is fighting back against the counterfeit good sellers in the city's infamous Canal Street area of Chinatown.
After shutting down some 32 stores in 2008 from a raid that seized over $1 million in counterfeit goods, mayor Michael Bloomberg is allowing the shops to reopen so long as they pay $800,000 to the city.
The 6 figure payment deal comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the New York State Supreme Court against the estate of Vincent Terranova, who owns the properties. The estate agreed to the $800,000 and so long as the shop owners pay it, they can reopen for "legitimate" business.
Bloomberg said in a statement:
"Property owners should know that they are responsible for what goes on in their buildings and that the hosting of illegal activity like counterfeiting is a losing proposition. Counterfeiting deprives legitimate businesses of their customers and employees of their paychecks."
It's a start, but we have a feeling tourists will still be able to snatch those Kade Spate and Cucci bags. They'll just have to look harder!