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BACK TO THE BROOKLYN BANKS WITH ANIMAL BIKES


———- Those iconic red bricks and pillar wallrides of the Brooklyn Banks are legendary. The banks nestled underneath the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge are one of the most famous spots of all time and known the world over. Throughout the 80s and 90s the Banks were the staple NYC spot, and in 2004, the small side (upper banks) were shutdown by renovation. But the bigger, lower side of the Banks held strong until 2010, when the city temporarily took them over and closed them for use as a “staging area” for work on the bridge. They were supposed to be left untouched and reopened in 2014, but to this day, they are still closed (but thankfully, unchanged). However, with all the staging equipment cleared out and nothing but a fence—and the cops next door—standing between the best spot ever and a city full of riders, it was only a matter of time before someone was going to jump that fence and get their session on. Footage of rebel runs at the Banks has been showing up on social media a fair bit recently, so while I was back East recently with the Animal squad, I knew there was no better way to spend our Sunday than with a session at the Banks. Just to make it clear, the Banks are still not open, but once we were in there doing our thing it instantly felt like they were never even closed.

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MUSIC: Marco Polo “Storm Comin” Baker’s Dozen

The NY Grands 2016 BMX race coverage.

NY Grands 2016 BMX Race from Jon Lynn on Vimeo.

The NY Grands 2016 BMX race coverage. It is a BMX alley cat race from Manhattan to Brooklyn. The starting line was at Basketball City in Manhattan, one checkpoint at Meseroll Shop in Bushwick Brooklyn, and the finish line and awards ceremony at the Tender Trap 66 Greenpoint Ave in Brooklyn. BMX bikes with wheel sizes of 20, 22, 24 were only allowed to race.

NY Grands 2016 race was made possible by these sponsors: DDR, the Tender Trap, Animal, Meseroll Shop, 5050 Skatepark, T1 Terrible One, Dah Shop, and Bicycle Film Festival.

Results
1. Tyrone Williams
2. Andy
3. Gman Torres
4. Jeff with Glasses
5. Charels Hearn
6. Nasquan
7. Andrew Lopez
8. Brian Kaminski
9. Bryan Close
10. Courtney Kerr

Holeshot: Brian Kaminski

Video and Music by Jon Lynn

Special Thanks to Darryl Nau and Joe Doherty

#THEANIMALHOUSE TRAILER

NY Grands 2015 Edit

 

Cool Dah Shop Build Edit

 

Check out this Dah Shop Cool Edit of Tyrone Williams and Kortori Building 5 Bikes for an upcoming Giveaway by Nigel Sylvester.

Dah Shop Seven Year Anniversary Party

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Dah Shop Seven Year Anniversary Party This Sunday May 3rd at 9PM

Fontana’s

105 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 334-6740

Get Directions here.