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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
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.
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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Your Second Home
April 27th, 2016
5050 Skatepark and Your Second Home’s Autism Awareness Fundraiser on Tuesday April 26th was a great success! Together we raised $1,600.00 for Eden II Programs to purchase various supplies for students. For over 40 years, Eden II strives to provide the maximum help possible to the autism community through education, adult day programs, residential care, family support, respite, and a number of other services.
Thank you to Party Bliss LLC for donating costumes and event supplies, Projectivity for creating the interactive puzzle wall painting and video, Tiffany Porcu local artist – face painter, Bari’s Pizzeria for donating food, event coordinator Amanda Cleary, raffle organizer Pauline La Rosa, and 5050 Team for volunteering their time.
Raffle donations from JoJo Cee Photography, The Crazy Taco Tequila Bar, Retro Fitness, Cutest Cookies, Megan Padovano Designs, The Groom Room Pet Salon, The Children’s Museum, A.F.Bennett, Makeovers, Pinot’s Palette, Serenity Salon, Espo’s Powder Coating, Arirang, Aunt Butchies, Benvenuti Restaurant, Eggers, Kid’s in Shape, Panera Bread, Patrizia’s Restaurant, Roller Jam, Smash Burger, Stop & Shop, Studio Bella Salon, Cosmic Nails, Alfonso’s Bakery, Perkins, and all our friends and family who donated their time and money to make a basket.
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Here is a link to the Recap Photos.
Video coming soon!
What’s Your Story? – Leo Heinert – Skateboarding
Leo Heinart sits down and talks about how he watched Tony Hawk on TRL and that inspired him to start Skating. How Skating is a part of him and what it means to him. He talks about his real estate job and people from Boston are moving here to Crime scenes/ Apartments in Brooklyn.
Film/ Edit by Ed Pollio
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