Ed Pollio interview by Scott marceau for the The Come Up


Ed Pollio might not be a household name, but without him, there might not be a house in which to hold anything, especially in New York City. For those of you who know Ed already, there’s no need to read this first paragraph- you already know he’s the friendliest guy, maybe ever, anywhere. He’s never not smiling and always willing to lend a helping hand. He is constantly building something, tinkering, laughing or talking up anyone who is around for a good conversation. He knows what he loves and he loves what he does. The things that Ed has done for BMX in New York City are pivotal and important (e.g. creating the only indoor skatepark in NYC) but go largely unnoticed because of Staten Island’s physical disconnection from the mainland boroughs.

If there’s one thing that Ed is truly passionate about, it’s passion. He wants to see people enjoying what they’re doing at all times and building 5050 Skatepark from the ground up was a great way to assure that he’d always be surrounded by fun and progression. When he’s not at the helm there, his wife Angelica- and Jasper the dog- are the ones greeting you at the door with a gregarious attitude which, when combined with Ed’s, makes 5050 feel like a home away from home (but sometimes a bustling daycare center). You’d be hard pressed to find a more welcoming place in Staten Island. And speaking of combining Ed and Angelica, they just added a healthy baby girl to their family…




Throwback Thursday Harlem Shake 5050 Skatepark

#yoursecondhome Edit

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Glenn Milligan on TCU TV

If you ride BMX you should check out this Interview of Glenn Milligan on TCU TV.

Adrienne the newest member to 5050 Skatepark Family


Adrienne the newest member to 5050 Skatepark Family.

She was born on Sunday November 2, 2014 at 1300 Hours.

“Chinatown” Feat. A$AP Ferg – Live From the Streets (Episode 2)

Mr. Green is back again with a new batch of tight collaborators, this time hooking up with A$AP Ferg. Read on for a statement from Green himself.

“This might come as a surprise but I like to trap music, it’s dope. I’m a boom bap dude at heart but there is something crazy exciting about trap music that i can’t get enough of. I’m not sure if it’s the sub bass, the fast hi-hats or the ridiculous chants that the artist say over and over but I’m feeling it.

When my people from VICE/Noisey told me A$AP Ferg wanted to do an episode I was all the way down. I immediately sat for a couple hours and chopped some samples I got from Chinatown and put the beat together.

A couple days later me, Sam and the crew headed uptown to Polo Grounds studio to meet Ferg. He was mad cool. We immediately hit it off and started talking about growing up riding bikes and how the bmx/skate worlds overlap into hip hop and the music industry. It kind of felt like I was talking to one of my friends I grew up skating with and not some mainstream rapper/celebrity dude. He did a couple crazy verses and a hook about riding bikes and then we took off.

Ferg and I have a mutual friend Nigel Sylvester (who I know through Animal Bikes) so, while i was making the track, I met up with him. We recorded some bikes sounds and then I threw them in the mix.

Finally, we checked out Animal Street jam in Newark and got a bunch of dope footage.

Shout out to Gabby, Nigel, Vice/Noisey, Ferg and the whole A$AP Mob, Animal Bikes, Ralph Sinisi & everyone that attended the 2014 Animal Street Jam in Newark.”

– Green

5050 Skatepark Halloween Jam Edit

5050 Skatepark 2014 Halloween Jam Edit. from 5050 Skatepark on Vimeo.

Here is the 3rd annual 5050 Skatepark Halloween Jam Edit.

Riders are Dom Simoncini, Mike Klesissler, Grant Germain, Charlie Quigley, Alex Avilla, Anthony Derosa, and Nick Jones.

Filmed by The Riders Edited by Ed Pollio

Old Man Night Edit