What’s Your Story ? with Tariq Zaid

What’s Your Story ? with Tariq Zaid. 5050 Skatepark released another interview with the owner of Richmond Hood Co and Vodega. Tariq explains growing up in a group home and how the people who worked there inspired him to go out in the world and be successful. He hit a crossroad in his life and decided to take the path less traveled. Filmed/Edited by @mattchirico What’s Your Story is an Interview series by 5050 Skatepark to spotlight some locals here in New York City.

New York Post-NYC skaters, locals pushing to get fenced-off Brooklyn Banks back

Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan:New York - Construction workers at work site under the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan. The area was once a world known skate park called Brooklyn Banks (aka Red Brick Park).
The Brooklyn Banks is a legendary skating mecca that first gained popularity in the 1980s.
Helayne Seidman

They can’t take it to the Banks.

Manhattan locals, skaters and a non-profit are fed up with the city’s glacial pace of repairs to the Brooklyn Bridge, which has fenced off nine acres of space for more than a decade — including a world-famous skate spot and a public basketball court.

“I don’t think the city has any awareness of just how vitally important the place is,” said Joe Ramone, 36, who runs the Save the Brooklyn Banks Instagram account. “It is more than just a ‘Skate Spot’. It was a home for so many.” 

The Brooklyn Banks is a legendary skating mecca that first gained popularity in the 1980s and was the stomping ground of renowned skaters like Harold Hunter and Eric Koston. The site was recreated in the 2003 video game “Tony Hawk’s Underground.”

Seaport and Two Bridges locals who’ve never heard of Tony Hawk want the Banks back too.

Read More Here.

Jungle Streetz V1

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The BMX In Our Blood EP 89 – Ed Pollio 5050 Skatepark

STREET SWEEPER

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, ‘Street Sweeper’, 1967.

Rider: Brandon Semenuk

Film/Edit: Rupert Walker

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Animation: Scott Waraniak

VFX: Dan Gaud

Audio: Keith White

Photography: Hector Saura

Music: Snake Eyes (Instrumental) – The Earth and Arrow (Licensing through Marmoset Music)

Voice Over: Martin Luther King Jr. – Street Sweeper Speech

Hell On Wheels | Austin Augie for Michael Kors

Skateboarding-Artist George Rocha turns old broken skateboards into functional objects

Day By Day – The Iris Story from Jeremy McNamara on Vimeo.

More info about Iris Skateboards Here

April 27th NYC Weekend Walks with Richmond Hood

Move your body, meet your neighbors! Weekend Walks Street Fair on Castleton Ave. Yep! No cars between Oakland Ave & Davis Ave. SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY APRIL 27th!

Yoga flow, Skate flow, Paint flow, Chess, Chill, Dance, Dine & be fine!#MoveYourBody #MeetYourNeighbors #coolinoncastleton

Summer Youth Employment Program are Now Open

Summer Youth Employment Program are Now Open

DYCD is pleased to announce that applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program are now open.

Apply Online at:
https://application.nycsyep.com/

Call:
1-800-246-4646 or 646-343-6800

Kid from Indian Becomes Insane BMX Champ | TRULY

A PIZZA delivery boy who was thrown out onto the streets by his father has become one of India’s best known BMX champions. Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, 26-year-old Annul Pale had a passion for cycling from his early days and developed an interest in BMX after watching the stunts on a sports channel. After experimenting with skateboarding and b-boying, Anul got into BMX stunt riding in 2005 and has since won numerous championships and even appeared in a movie. Video Credits: Videographer / director: Shams Qari Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Ruby Coote Editor: Thom Johnson

HALF-PIPE IN TIME SQUARE x Austin Augie x 5050 Skatepark

@AUGIESIMONCINI, @ALEX_AVILLA, @killacam69, @edpollio, @5050SKATEPARK, @AUSTINAUGIE

photo by Eric Isaksen