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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — 5050 Skatepark wished the Staten Island Ferry a happy 200th birthday by holding a fundraiser for a local hospital Saturday night in Stapleton.
The free event offered live music, food and featured dozens of paintings and photographs of Staten Island’s iconic boat — which were donated by numerous local artists.
Photographs and artwork were submitted by Vin Barone, Mark Blasko, Jozette Carter-Williams, Michael Defuri, Eric Isaksen, Kristopher Johnson, Nick Jones, Ryan Lavis, Scott Marceau, Maggie Rose Melito, Carol Mitteldorff, Don Arangio, Chad Rachman, Valentiono Scaramella, Michael Sent, Mike Shane, Virginia Sherry, Adam Smith, Sean Sweeney, Tabitha Leee Turchio and Scott Van Campen.
The goal of the night was to raise money for construction on Richmond University Medical Center’s (RUMC) new emergency room in West Brighton.
Eric Isaksen, an EMT at RUMC, helped organize the event along with 5050 co-founder Ed Pollio.
“This is something I feel really passionate about,” said Isaksen. “I love riding my bike here at 5050, I love photography, but most important is helping people that need better emergency health care on the North Shore.”
As for Pollio, anything that involves “showing off art” and “raising money for a hospital” is something he’ll always be a part of.
“STATEN ISLAND — He’s been named the city’s best amateur skateboarder, has a prestigious sponsorship deal with DC shoes and has been featured in Transworld Skateboarding magazine.
But instead of skating on the pro-circuit, Staten Islander Leo Heinert, 23, spends his days showing New Yorkers Brooklyn apartments.
Since his mother moved back to Ecuador, Heinert has been working as a real estate agent for Nooklyn to pay for the mortgage of his Westerleigh home.
When he’s not skating, he’s showing homes in neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy.” -Nicholas Rizzi DNA Info
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5050 Skatepark in the new A Love Letter To Staten Island Uber Commercial.
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By: Elaine Ip
Posted: April 4, 2016 | Engagement Marketing
Share content your audience wants to see. Sometimes, participating in social media means curating content that other publishers produce or creating content that serves your audience—even if it doesn’t directly serve your brand. Ed Pollio is the co-founder of 5050 Skatepark, New York City’s only indoor skatepark. He maintains the park’s YouTube channel,which has become a large part of its marketing. Pollio uses YouTube to share content that speaks to his audience’s lifestyle and gives his audience a greater voice. This includes sharing music videos, content on BMX, skate, and scooter, and interviews of locals and other people supporting the skate park.
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There’s only one way to arrive at this borough and that’s on the iconic bright orange Staten Island Ferry, which offers fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty as it sails past.
Staten Island is a peaceful area away from the busy city mainland of New York. Here visitors will find all things from NYC’s history, with museums and historic homes dedicated to preserving the past. That’s not to say that Staten Island is lost in time, in fact the borough is changing rapidly. The entire waterfront is under development and in the coming year there are plans to build a string of hotels, restaurants and outlet malls as well as the globe’s largest observation wheel. These additions are set to modernise traditional Staten Island.
One place already providing 21st century fun is 5050 Skatepark, the only indoor facility where would-be pro skateboarders can practise their moves and check out the competition in the Stapleton neighbourhood. 5050 Skatepark’s Angelica says the area has a lot to offer tourists. “Stapleton is a hub for arts and culture, with many small restaurants, café shops, and bars and an artist gallery,” she explains. If your youngsters are new to alternative sports, the team at 5050 Skatepark offer one-on-one lessons to get them ruling the ramps in no time.
More fun awaits kids at Staten Island Children’s Museum, where creativity and curiosity are nurtured to help children learn about the world around them through a range of interactive activities. The fun and games include a green living room, where your child will discover how Earth-friendly low carbon wind energy works, or dress the part and become a firefighter learning to use all the right gear. The museum is housed in the island’s Snug Harbour Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a unique venue converted from the first home for retired sailors in the US into a buzzing regional arts centre. Combining creativity with a horticultural mission and a heaving calendar of upcoming events, the attraction has plenty to see and do for those visiting the borough.
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5050 Skate Park Staten Island is the only indoor skate park in NYC, family owned and operated, and much more than just a skatepark. Interview and photos of owner/founder/builder Ed 5050, by Aaron Nardi.
Aaron: What’s going on with Staten Island lately? It’s coming up like a new WBBK?
Ed 5050: Staten Island, aka Shaolin is in a mini boom, especially on the North Shore Area – St George, Tompkinsville, and my neighborhood of Stapleton. Small brands like 5050 Skate park, Cobra Sun Studio, Richmond Hood, Flagship Brewery, Techbox, Makerspace and restaurants like Beso, 120 Bay Cafe(AKA Cargo), Craft House and Pier 76 are just some of the new hip businesses that are drawing some serious crowds. Investment companies are noticing the change people have been waiting for is finally happening. Our businesses bring people from all over NYC to the North Shore of Staten Island. For example, 5050 Skate park has over 4,000 registered attendees from 14 counties and 32 States.
We Staten Islander’s hate being compared to Brooklyn. We don’t want our island to be like Brooklyn, and if we did we would move there. Most Staten Islander’s left Brooklyn because they couldn’t find parking.
The 5050 Skatepark, an 8,000-square-foot indoor park on Staten Island for skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, rejiggered its passwords after being hit with a denial of service attack last fall that made its website unavailable. The skatepark, which generated $100,000 in revenue in 2014, attracts skateboarders from all over the world, said one of its founders, Edward Pollio. Having the website closed down was a blow to revenue, he said.
“The attack caused havoc,” said Mr. Pollio, who still has a day job as a carpenter. “People were asking if we were still in business. Not having a website is like being closed.”
Now, 5050 Skatepark is more strict about its passwords; it follows longstanding recommendations to use different ones for different accounts, like on Instagram and Twitter. And Mr. Pollio, who helped start the business with $50,000 of his own savings, monitors the site every day.
Employee training is also inexpensive, but important. Since most hacking episodes occur when employees click on malicious links or websites, education is the best defense, many security experts said.
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