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.
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What’s Your Story ? with Tyrone Williams. 5050 Skatepark released another interview with the owner of Dah Shop. Tyrone explains growing up in Brooklyn and how he got his first bike from his Grandfather and how he fell in love with Bike Riding. Now he is trying to keep his Bike Shop open and healing his body with Yoga. This is a good watch. Filmed/Edited by @mattchirico
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Check out this video from ourbmx on Steve Crandalls’s 1993 bus.
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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
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Augie talks about real life shit in this interview. His Dogs, how he started riding. Meeting Scotty Cramer and Garrett Reynolds at lakewood and how that changed his life. Getting banned from Germany. Not taking an Fire Fighter Job in NYC for Deadline. Getting his teeth fixed in Mexico , Cleaning shit for his Grandfather pidgins Riding for Fiend, Playing Baseball over seas, and Peter pan. Its wild. Enjoy! And remember sharing is caring.
What’s Your Story is an Interview series by 5050 Skatepark to spotlight some Local Neighborhood Super Hero’s here in New York City.
Filmed by Cameron Robbins Edit by Ed Pollio, Dom Simoncini, -5050 Skatepark
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What’s Your Story? – Phil Marius – Political Activist #8
“To represent the voice of the voiceless here.”
Phil Marius, a political activist, sits down and talks about his road to running for city council and his experience growing up in a progressive household as a young man. From growing up in Queens, going to school in Budapest, and working for State Senator Bill Perkins; Marius joined a mission in helping people find places to live and ways to keep their homes, home. Marius shares his story of who he is, what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it.
Why he is running for office and what he will do if he doesn’t win. Please listen and Share with your friends.
Filmed/ Edit by Ed Pollio
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For those of you who weren’t able to attend last nights Inspire You Series held by the NYC Parks Department, Angelica Popolano presented a brief story highlighting the past, present, and future of 5050 Skatepark.
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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