Happy Thanksgiving Eve

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! We at 5050 Skatepark just want to say how thankful we are for everyone that has came out over the past 3 plus years and everyone that continues to support us every day.

Thank you and have a great holiday!!

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Thanks to everyone who came out!
All 115 of you!
If you missed the meeting and want to post your opinion. Check out this link.


Ed Pollio and a couple tools of the trade that helped create his public DIY Mecca.
Intro and photos by Rob Dolecki

“New York City is one place that has never had an indoor park stick around for more than a few months. Attribute it to one of the most expensive square-foot rental rates in the world, or the abundance of new parks throughout the five boroughs; it’s probably one of the toughest places to pull it off.”  Read full article at DIG BMX

CNN Money – Story About Summer Youth at 5050 Skatepark. (Youth Employment Saves Lives)

CNN Money Story

Having a summer job may not give kids much of a financial leg up for the future, but it does help keep them out of trouble, according to a study published this week.
The study, which tracked the wages, mortality and incarceration rates of 200,000 14 to 26 year olds who applied or participated in New York’s youth employment programs, found that participants who held steady summer jobs were not only less likely to end up in prison, they were also more likely to stay alive.
“We were particularly surprised about the mortality results: In essence, the program saved about 20 lives per year over the four years that we studied,” wrote the researchers, who were from the Wharton School of Business, the University of California at Berkeley and U.S. Treasury Department.
To determine the number of lives saved, researchers compared the mortality rate of those who were offered a spot in the summer employment program between 2005 and 2008 and compared it with the mortality rates of those who did not end up participating in the program, said Judd Kessler, assistant professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton. In total, they saw a nearly 20% reduction in the mortality rate among those who participated in the program.
“Those of us who have been in this field for many years have always known intuitively that the program, while only a six-week program, kept people engaged and out of trouble,” said Bill Chong, New York City’s Commissioner of Youth and Community Development, which oversees the programs the researchers studied. “What I think surprised us from the study was the long-term impact.”
However, working during the summer did little to boost the participant’s future earnings potential or the likelihood that they would go on to enroll in college, the researchers found.

Read the whole Story Here.



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SmartHalo – Turn any bike into a smart bike

Technolgy and Bikes Meet. Check out the video.

Finally, the device also automatically detects nightfall, at which point it turns on a front-mounted headlamp. And when you stop the bike and dismount, the light turns itself off. With all that lighting up, it might seem like you’d need to recharge the device daily, but the creators of the SmartHalo claim that its battery will last up to three weeks.

SmartHalo, which will retail for $149, is available for $99 for early adopters via a Kickstarter campaign that has already reached $39,000 of its $50,000 goal. If you sign up to smarten your bike up, the makers promise to get the device to you by May of 2016.


Found it here.


Brooklyn Bike Park Edit by 5050 Skatepark

Check out this Edit by the 5050 Skatepark Crew Ed Pollio, Alex Avilla, Steve Quigley, and Marc Bupsy Kachtan.
Beat by Mr Green.
Edit by Ed Pollio.

Is Google Plus Dead?

Is Google Plus Dead?

I am not sure but people look at Our Google Plus Skatepark page. We have only been open for a little over 3 years and seem to have over 472,000 views on its page. That number does not mean we have had 472,000 people at #5050skatepark. We can only Dream. It seems like G+ just can’t get its people to interact with its very easy interface. We have been trying to post when we can on it.

Maybe give it a try and follow our page too!

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DNA Info 15 Places Where You Can Keep You Kids Cool and Entertained

DNA Info 15 Places Where You Can Keep You Kids Cool and Entertained

Staten IslandCheck out the whole Story here.