5050 Skatepark on NY1 August 31, 2015


When Lil’ Wayne was in town to perform at the Billboard Hot 100 music festival last week, he carved out time to make a pitstop at 5050 Skatepark.

Stapleton native Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan just shot his new music video here as well.

BMX bikers and NFL players have also stopped by. Owner Ed Pollio says it’s such a popular spot because they’ve got a unique appeal.

“Skateboarding and BMX is something building in popularity, so, you know, major stars accept that if I have this in my music video, it’ll help me reach an audience that’s untapped,” said Ed Pollio, Owner of 5050 Skatepark.

Pollio and his girlfriend Angelica Popolano opened the city’s 1st indoor skatepark in July 2012, after Popolano, who used to work for the parks department, noticed how popular the public skate parks were.

At first, Pollio didn’t think 5050 would last.  “It’s pretty cool how the community supported us & we’re still here after 3 years. We didn’t even think we’d make it a year. You know, it was so experimental,” Pollio stated.

They say a heavy social media presence has helped them grow. The couple splits the duties. Pollio builds the ramps.

Poplano takes care of the administrative work.

“I wanna do something good & it just motivates you, seeing when she does a great email blast. It just motivates me to, you know, build a cool ramp,”  Pollio chimed.

Those who come here on a regular basis say the skatepark has a significant impact on their lives.

“We’ve become best friends just by being at a skatepark. If it wasn’t for here, I don’t know what I’d be doing,” said Oakwood resident Aidan Snachez-Campo.

“I keep on coming back because it’s a fun place. I like it,” Stapleton resident Sebastian Brann added.

“We’re all really close here. We’re all like best friends, “said Anthony Cataldo, Hugenot resident.

Best friends with a lot of patience, as they watched me chicken out of going down the smallest ramp they have.

Pollio and Popolano say they’d love to expand. As development on Front St. continues, they’re anticipating how it’ll affect the park,

“It’s gonna bring a lot of people in. It’s gonna bring a lot of kids to the neighborhood and hopefully bring in more people who will learn about skateboarding,” stated Angelica Popolano Owner, of 5050 Skatepark.

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4th Annual Musication was a huge success! More than 200 people attended the video game tournament/art auction. Over $2,000 was raised to go towards the Lark Fund on Staten Island, which offers mini-grants to public schools on Staten Island for instrument repairs, art supplies, and other programming around the arts. Thanks so all our sponsors for making it such a successful event!

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Musication 4 Recap Video

We did it again! The 4th Annual Musication music and arts festival was huge success! 40+ artists from all over New York City donated some amazing video game themed art to go with the video game tournaments.  We had 20+ contestants in our video game tournaments, the winner all received cash prizes and gift packs from our sponsors.  Performances from some amazing young artists filled the stage for the night.  Over 200 people attended, and together helped raise over $2,000 for the Lark Fund.  The Lark Fund provides mini grant for music and art supplies to public schools on Staten Island.  If you missed the evening, take a look here at the recap video put together by Projectivity and consider contributing to the fund by selecting the Donate button at ProjectivityGroup.org and listing Lark Fund in the notes.  Thank you for your support and thank you to all our sponsors 5050 Skatepark, Soul Purpose Designs, Cornerstone Realty, MetroPlus Health Plan, A1 Funky Fun Mobile DJ, All-boro Handyman, Milk and Honey Tattoo, and Richmond Hood Co. See you next year!!!  #PROJECTYOURSELF