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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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Visionary BMX Jam at 5050 Skatepark
Flimed by Steven Larosa/ Cameron Robbins
Edit by Steven Larosa/ Ed Pollio
Riders Spencer Lonergan, Steven Larosa, Cameron Robbins, Mike Mehan, and Eric Isaksen
Riders Are Paul Martin, Chris Angotti, Charlie Quigley, Cameron Robins, Ed Pollio, Steve Quigley, Alex Avilla.
Song – Studio by NAS and School Boy Q
Edit by Ed Pollio/ Charlie Quigley
5050 Skatepark Rock City Trip.
Take a look at this edit of our Rock City Trip.
Watch as we explore the rock and Caves of Rock City.
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By: Elaine Ip
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.
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Rodney Rocha and Ed Pollio take a Cross Country Trip.They Visit Wisconsin, Minnesota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wyoming, Denver, Death Valley, California Check out this edit from the Trip.
Filmed Ed Pollio/Rodney Rocha Edit by Ed Pollio
Big thanks to all those who participated in making this Assembly successful. Cypher Cindikit breakdancers: Paranoia, Kid Black and Ponytail Kev. Artists: Le Femme Cheri and AthenaZhe. 50/50 Skatepark: Ed Pollio, Lucas Rusinak, Steve Derosa, and crew. As well as Cynthia, RayRay and Matt. Special thanks to Principle Anthony, Melissa and Jenn, and staff of PS21. Hosted by Charlie B.
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5050 Skate Park Staten Island is the only indoor skate park in NYC, family owned and operated, and much more than just a skatepark. Interview and photos of owner/founder/builder Ed 5050, by Aaron Nardi.
Aaron: What’s going on with Staten Island lately? It’s coming up like a new WBBK?
Ed 5050: Staten Island, aka Shaolin is in a mini boom, especially on the North Shore Area – St George, Tompkinsville, and my neighborhood of Stapleton. Small brands like 5050 Skate park, Cobra Sun Studio, Richmond Hood, Flagship Brewery, Techbox, Makerspace and restaurants like Beso, 120 Bay Cafe(AKA Cargo), Craft House and Pier 76 are just some of the new hip businesses that are drawing some serious crowds. Investment companies are noticing the change people have been waiting for is finally happening. Our businesses bring people from all over NYC to the North Shore of Staten Island. For example, 5050 Skate park has over 4,000 registered attendees from 14 counties and 32 States.
We Staten Islander’s hate being compared to Brooklyn. We don’t want our island to be like Brooklyn, and if we did we would move there. Most Staten Islander’s left Brooklyn because they couldn’t find parking.
The 5050 Skatepark, an 8,000-square-foot indoor park on Staten Island for skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, rejiggered its passwords after being hit with a denial of service attack last fall that made its website unavailable. The skatepark, which generated $100,000 in revenue in 2014, attracts skateboarders from all over the world, said one of its founders, Edward Pollio. Having the website closed down was a blow to revenue, he said.
“The attack caused havoc,” said Mr. Pollio, who still has a day job as a carpenter. “People were asking if we were still in business. Not having a website is like being closed.”
Now, 5050 Skatepark is more strict about its passwords; it follows longstanding recommendations to use different ones for different accounts, like on Instagram and Twitter. And Mr. Pollio, who helped start the business with $50,000 of his own savings, monitors the site every day.
Employee training is also inexpensive, but important. Since most hacking episodes occur when employees click on malicious links or websites, education is the best defense, many security experts said.
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