Nick Lindsay-Abaire rides some NYC street with his friends
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
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. email@example.com
Park is closed off from the public during camp hours. Open session 3:00pm
5050 Skatepark has a new event in the works to celebrate the Staten Island Ferry’s 200th birthday. More details will be released in the weeks to come, BUT for now you can enjoy some of our new clothing featuring the ferry.
T-shirts, pullover and zip-up sweatshirts are currently available in youth and adult sizes.
Random 5050 Skatepark Edit
Filmed by Stephen La Rosa
Edit by Ed Pollio
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
The Trip Tape is now available for purchase.
MORE INFO HERE.
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.
Found it here
Winter Recess 2/18-2/26
5050 will be open full days starting Saturday February 18th through Sunday February 26th. Hours and rates will stay the same, $12 for 3-hour sessions and $20 day pass option.
Monday February 27th we will be back open normal hours again. Monday 3pm-8pm, Wednesday 3pm-8pm, Thursday 3pm-8pm, Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesday’s.
Half Priced Sessions Every Wednesday 3pm-8pm.
Interesting linksHere are some interesting links for you! Enjoy your stay :)
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014