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Red Tricycle- Where to Get Schooled & Stoked About Skateboarding


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Board Games: Where to Get Schooled & Stoked About Skateboarding


Young x Hot x Talented SILIVE.com – 5050 Skatepark

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$9.99: Season 10: Ep. 6 – Stay Indoors with 5050 Skatepark

$9.99: Season 10: Ep. 6 – Stay Indoors
Looking for things to do when the weather is bad? Maybe you’re just not into the outdoors? Join Dave Evans as he explores fun things to do indoors in New York City on a budget!


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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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)

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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.

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Mass Appeal Write Up on Method Man Video at 5050 Skatepark

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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

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Darren Harper AND Dhani Jones GRIND IT OUT at 5050 Skatepark

Dhani kickflips it with pro skater Darren Harper, who rose from the rough streets of Southeast DC to become “The Obama of Skateboarding”.