What’s Your Story ? with Tariq Zaid

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.

New York Post-NYC skaters, locals pushing to get fenced-off Brooklyn Banks back

Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan:New York - Construction workers at work site under the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan. The area was once a world known skate park called Brooklyn Banks (aka Red Brick Park).
The Brooklyn Banks is a legendary skating mecca that first gained popularity in the 1980s.
Helayne Seidman

They can’t take it to the Banks.

Manhattan locals, skaters and a non-profit are fed up with the city’s glacial pace of repairs to the Brooklyn Bridge, which has fenced off nine acres of space for more than a decade — including a world-famous skate spot and a public basketball court.

“I don’t think the city has any awareness of just how vitally important the place is,” said Joe Ramone, 36, who runs the Save the Brooklyn Banks Instagram account. “It is more than just a ‘Skate Spot’. It was a home for so many.” 

The Brooklyn Banks is a legendary skating mecca that first gained popularity in the 1980s and was the stomping ground of renowned skaters like Harold Hunter and Eric Koston. The site was recreated in the 2003 video game “Tony Hawk’s Underground.”

Seaport and Two Bridges locals who’ve never heard of Tony Hawk want the Banks back too.

Read More Here.

How Many Skate Shops are Closing in 2020?

Good video about the struggle skate shops face during 2020 and the Covid19 Pandemic.

R.I.P. Brooklyn Banks

Omar Before he worked for Animal
2006 Animal Banks Jam photos

Party at Bam Margera’s House SKATE TALES

The BMX In Our Blood EP 89 – Ed Pollio 5050 Skatepark

Street Skating or Contest Skating? | PUSHING FORWARD VIDEO

v In 2020, skateboarding is set to enter the mainstream on a global scale like it never has before — in Pushing Forward, we’re asking and answering the real, authentic and relevant questions that define the present day state of skate before it changes forever. Jagger Eaton, Ryan Decenzo and Samarria Brevard show us the two different worlds of skateboarding, the skate park and the streets. These days, does it all come down to the core vs. the contests for a professional skateboarder?

Skateboarding-Artist George Rocha turns old broken skateboards into functional objects

Day By Day – The Iris Story from Jeremy McNamara on Vimeo.

More info about Iris Skateboards Here

Skateboard & Scooter Rentals

Not ready to commit to buying a complete skateboard or scooter? You can now rent one for $15.00 with the purchase of a Session or Day Pass from 5050 Skatepark.

Adidas Go Skateboarding Day NYC 2019

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Every year on June 21st skaters take to their boards, hitting streets and skateparks all over the world. For Go Skateboarding Day this year, Adidas wanted to do something special for the skaters in New York. The idea was to have a full day skating event, starting at the famous LES skatepark and ending on a rooftop in Manhattan where there would be custom built skating elements. As well as building every piece on the rooftop, NYDAC also built a hubba ledge to go down the entrance stairs of LES as well as another ledge that sat on top of an existing ramp. The entire day was incredible, with skaters going full force at every chance they could and simply enjoying the sport they all share a love for.

The NFL Running Back Who Skateboards

April 27th NYC Weekend Walks with Richmond Hood

Move your body, meet your neighbors! Weekend Walks Street Fair on Castleton Ave. Yep! No cars between Oakland Ave & Davis Ave. SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY APRIL 27th!

Yoga flow, Skate flow, Paint flow, Chess, Chill, Dance, Dine & be fine!#MoveYourBody #MeetYourNeighbors #coolinoncastleton

Girls Bowl Jam April 13th 1-5pm

Girls Bowl Jam April 13th 1-5pm #5050skatepark SPREAD THE WORD @quellskate