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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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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http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2015/08/31/stapleton-skatepark-a-celebrity-draw.html

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Autism Awareness Fundrasied $1,600.00

5050 Skatepark

354 Front Street

Staten Island NY 10304

347-857-6007

5050skatepark.com

info@5050skatepark.com

Your Second Home

347-570-5781

yoursecondhomeinc@gmail.com

 

                                              Press Release

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.

Our vendors LuvNix, My Friend Henry – Book, Genevieve’s Floating Lockets of Love, Stereotype Co.

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.

Thank you,

Angelica Popolano

WMBE 5050 Skatepark LLC

ap@5050skatepark.com

 

Here is a link to the Recap Photos.

Video coming soon!

What’s Your Story? – Leo Heinert – Skateboarding


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

Don’t have time to watch Listen to it here on Soundcloud.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

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Write up on Featuring 5050 Skatepark co-founder -Ed Pollio.

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Posted: April 4, 2016 | Engagement Marketing

Share content your audience wants to see. Sometimes, participating in social media means curating content that other publishers produce or creating content that serves your audience—even if it doesn’t directly serve your brand. Ed Pollio is the co-founder of 5050 Skatepark, New York City’s only indoor skatepark. He maintains the park’s YouTube channel,which has become a large part of its marketing. Pollio uses YouTube to share content that speaks to his audience’s lifestyle and gives his audience a greater voice. This includes sharing music videos, content on BMX, skate, and scooter, and interviews of locals and other people supporting the skate park.

 

Check out the whole story here.

http://blog.marketo.com/2016/04/6-engagement-marketing-lessons-from-successful-video-bloggers.html

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