Posts Staten Island Ferry’s 200th Anniversary art show

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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.

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New life in the works for historic empty aircraft hangar at Miller Field?


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City’s Bay Street Corridor plan: Residents want more before endorsing it


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A stalwart band of civic leaders and local business owners braved the frigid cold on Monday afternoon to hold a press conference in Tappen Park, announcing priority issues they are asking the city to address as plans move forward to re-zone and develop the Bay Street Corridor.

The corridor — now zoned for manufacturing — extends from Sands Street in Stapleton to Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville, between Van Duzer Street and the Staten Island Railroad tracks.

Residents and business owners laid out a series of community priorities they want funded in order to gain local support for the city plan that is designed to transform the corridor with new housing and commercial uses.

“If the city addressed even a quarter of what we are requesting, Stapleton would be transformed.”

“Some of the top priorities for my members are increased ease of public transportation for Stapleton commuters, enhanced safety for pedestrians along Bay Street, and the creation of new public schools for the anticipated influx of new families,” said Priscilla Marco, president of the Van Duzer Street Area Civic Association. “These items must be addressed in conjunction with the rezoning of the Bay Street Corridor.”

The grass-roots coalition called for funding of the construction of a new public school, intermediate school and high school within the Bay Street Corridor area “to ensure that sufficient seats are available for the current residents and future population growth.”

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Young x Hot x Talented – 5050 Skatepark

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Watch: Scooter pros ‘shred’ at 5050 Skatepark,AAAAQBxUxyk~,OfuBKPHdVzOcC1Xhu9hWAVj28pzdXdLv

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Young scooter enthusiasts arrived early Thursday afternoon at 5050 Skatepark on the Stapleton waterfront to practice tricks and await the arrival of three pros from the California-based AO Scooter team, including Brooklyn hometown boy Zig Short.

AO Scooter’s “Summer Sweltour” has the company’s pros visiting nine East Coast venues, including 5050, Staten Island’s only indoor skatepark.

Aidan Sanchez-Campo, 15, at 5050 Skatepark, July 23, 2015. (Staten Island Advance/Virginia N. Sherry)

Stapleton resident Aidan Sanchez-Campo, 15, was one of the scooter riders waiting to meet and watch the trio of pros “shred” — slang for riding intensely.

“I started riding scooters in 2011 because it was different,” said Aidan, who will enter his sophomore year at New Dorp High School and rides at 5050 Skatepark every day. “Everybody was on skateboards or BMX (bicycle motocross). Scooters grew as a sport, and it’s cool to see how it happened and to be a part of it.”

Giacomo Pares, 11, and his best friend, Hayden Waxman, 12, came all the way from Scotch Plains, N.J., to meet and watch the three pros.

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Staten Island Abandoned Shipyard Edit by 5050 Skatepark

Imagine this sneaking in an old cemetery to go kayaking in a cemetery for ships. Watch this edit and see 5050 Skatepark paddle thru New York City History.

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Drummer AJ Pantaleo Write Up On SILive

Here is one of his songs. Check out the story Lauren Steussy  wrote on AJ Pantaleo on SILIVE.

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SI Live write up on Lil Wayne at 5050 Skatepark


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Is Stapleton slowly moving toward upscale cool?

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Cream Recap Video by SILive