ZUMIEZ X ADDIDAS HOST #SKATETHELOFTNYC X Webster Hall

Words by Ed Pollio:

When I was 10 years old my step father was a cab driver for Wadsworth Cab Service.  
I would go with him as he drove the cab around Staten Island picking up passengers.
 
Once every week my step father drove a man to NYC who worked at Webster Hall.  During each trip
I would overhear crazy stories based around this mysterious place.  Every week the man would come back with a new, wild story about something that had happened there.  The man and my step father spoke like 2 adults would normally speak to each other, barely acknowledging how bizarre the stories were.  As a little boy, this made me both amazed and terrified.  As soon as I could go to a show at Webster, I would.
 
Years later I finally got to see my first show there, which was Atmosphere.  Being able to attend a concert at a venue where both my parents spent some of their childhood was awesome, but almost weird at the same time.  It was great knowing some history before ever being at the venue.
 
If you would have told me back then that one day I would be building a skatepark in the illustrious Webster Hall, I would have told you that you were insane.  However, Zumiez made the project a reality for us.
 
Here is a video below of my great team working along with the amazing crew at Webster Hall building the #skateloftnyc for Zumiez and Addias. Thanks to Joe Fontaine and Christian Villacres for hiring us and adding to my amazing memories at Webster Hall.  One day I hope my children can enjoy Webster Hall as me and my parents have.

Read the whole Story here.

What’s Your Story? – Phil Marius – Political Activist #8


What’s Your Story? – Phil Marius – Political Activist #8

“To represent the voice of the voiceless here.”

Phil Marius, a political activist, sits down and talks about his road to running for city council and his experience growing up in a progressive household as a young man. From growing up in Queens, going to school in Budapest, and working for State Senator Bill Perkins; Marius joined a mission in helping people find places to live and ways to keep their homes, home. Marius shares his story of who he is, what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it.

Why he is running for office and what he will do if he doesn’t win. Please listen and Share with your friends.
Filmed/ Edit by Ed Pollio

Tekst – Dreams (Lyric Video)

Lyric video created by intern for “Dreams” by Tekst produced by J. Glaze.

Download full song at soundcloud.com/ProjectivityMovement

MEET THE NEW YORK SKATEBOARDERS SHAKING THE SYSTEM BEYOND FOUR WHEELS


This month, Red Bulletin magazine dropped an inspiring mini documentary on Las Brujas, the NYC crew using skateboarding to change their world. The article and five-minute video dive into what life looks like in the shoes of this “urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization.”

Check it out here: win.gs/Brujas

To find out more about Las Brujas, check out their website and follow them on Facebook & Instagram.

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@risingsunallstars #Savage Album release party Saturday, April 29th at #5050skatepark

Featuring

Christopher Sausage, Dizzle The DJ, Frank Castle, Briana Joelle, Wxlfman, Bueno 

Past, Present, Future of 5050 Skatepark Through Angelica Popolano

 

For those of you who weren’t able to attend last nights Inspire You Series held by the NYC Parks Department, Angelica Popolano presented a brief story highlighting the past, present, and future of 5050 Skatepark.

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Gov Ball Lineup 2017

Buy Tickets Here.

5050 SKATEPARK AUSTRIA EDIT

The Most Affordable Camp on Staten Island.

5050 Skatepark’s Summer Sessions camp starts July 3rd. Camp drop off is 8:30am, pick up 4pm, with the option for extended day ($3 per additional hour). Campers get to enhance their skills, create art, exercise, and make new friends, with the guidance of trained BMX, Scooter, and Skateboard instructors. Did we mention lunch is included! Come to 354 Front Street 10304 today to sign up. 347-857-6007. ap@5050skatepark.com

Park is closed off from the public during camp hours. Open session 3:00pm

 

80 Reef – Run Down (Official Video)

Ask me how I do. I doing better- 80 Reef.

Run Down Official Video
► Director : Xander B.
►Videographers: Ronald Reid & Nick B
►Fashion and Wardrobe Stylist : LouLou

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Caster’s Leaving his mark on NYC Arts Cypher


Check out all these behind the scene images from artist, Caster, leaving his mark on our wall at NYC Arts Cypher!

SI Live- 5050 Skatepark may soon be seeking new location

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The owners of 5050 Skatepark, the popular indoor skatepark on Staten Island’s North Shore, may soon be seeking a new location, blaming rising rents in the midst of major developments.

“We like the building, and the location is awesome, but the rent is ridiculous,” said Ed Pollio, who owns the custom-built 8,000-square-foot recreation center with partner and 5050 Skatepark founder Angelica Popolano.

The surrounding area is quickly transforming, with the opening of Urby, Stapleton’s new 900-unit housing complex — and the Empire Outlets and New York Wheel are quickly rising in nearby St. George.

“Since we first moved there our rent has almost doubled,” said Popolano of the 5050 Skatepark location at 354 Front St. — just a mile from the Staten Island Ferry.

NEW LOCATION PROPOSED

The good news is the skatepark owners already have their eyes set on a new site. Their vision is not a new one, as it is a concept they have had for several years now.

Pollio and Popolano would like to move their park to the historic, vacant hangar at Miller Field, and already have a 26-page proposal and renderings of their plans.

The historic hangar is under the jurisdiction of the federal National Park Service as part of the Island’s Gateway National Recreation Area.

The owners, who first brought their idea to the National Park Service (NPS) in  summer 2015, are just waiting for NPS to release a request for proposal (RFP) for the site.

“The current construction effort to save Miller Field Hangar 38 is underway and should be completed by the end of the year,” said Daphne Yun, acting public affairs officer for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Yun noted that a decision about an RFP will be made in 2018.

Borough President Oddo said he agrees with the owners’ plan to “reuse the hanger at Miller Field for active recreation.”

“5050 Skatepark, which is the city’s only indoor skate park, offers a unique service and would be a great addition to the facility,” said Oddo, who added, “Having new and increased sports opportunities on the grounds of Miller Field would encourage more young people to get active while socializing with others, which is always a positive thing.”

A POPULAR SPOT 

Will Kane, a 13-year-old Westerleigh resident, has been riding a BMX bike for  almost a year now. Heading to 5050 Skatepark each week is one of his favorite things to do.

“Everybody likes the setup there..the ramps are fun. They like to change it up a lot,” said Kane. “Sometimes they build new ramps and sometimes they move them around. It doesn’t ever get boring.”

The young biker said he’d be upset if the park moved to New Dorp, as it’s farther away from where he lives.

He pointed out that many “BMXers” are from the North Shore and some even travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the park.

MILLER FIELD LOCATION

However, Popolano pointed out that Miller Field offers a great central location in the borough and is close to all public transportation. The size of the location also provides many opportunities to expand the business.

She said she feels it would be a great place to continue to serve not only as a recreational hotspot but as multi-use facility for the borough.

“We already welcome schools….we do a summer camp, we host fundraisers, music events, art shows, auctions, community meetings, music videos, commercials, movies, birthday parties– we do everything,” she said, adding, “With a larger space, we can expand on everything we do already.”

Renderings done by 5050 Skatepark for the proposed site include space for a community center, live music venue, art building and World War I and II museum, in addition to the skatepark. The plans also include a computer lab and space for rock climbing, according to Popolano.

 

Read the Whole Story and more Here.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/rising_rent_affects_5050_skate.html#incart_river_home