July 16th, 2012 | 9:14 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

Everyone skateboards now! Miley Cyrus is into it! Rihanna skates! This girl skates! Everyone skates! What a fun way to get your cardio in! Sk8 or die, girls! Derek Zoolander |*ngb**rds! When is the male model game of S.K.A.T.E? My money’s on Ted.

12th & A lives. There was an East Village community board meeting this past Thursday to decide its fate, and skateboarding prevailed. It’s open 5-8 P.M. on weekdays, 12-8 P.M. on Saturdays, and unfortunately closed on Sundays. Better than nothing. Hopefully, it will open earlier during late-fall and winter weekdays, since it gets dark at 4:30. (Also, there’s a new ~15-foot-long round flatbar there, and they sawed the legs off the larger picnic table to make it “Cali size.”)

“Gyro” is a montage filmed in New York over the course of two weeks via the same crew that brought you the SF-based Chunder and VHS1K videos.

Some kid wallrid off that giant bottle sculpture near 57th Street on the Westside Highway, which is pretty gnarly. It would make a great photo. Photo here. That trick, and six minutes of other NY/NJ/Philly-based footage in this “Gravity Hammers” clip.

Death Video throwaway clips set to the soothing sounds of 2 Chainz.

The first summer edition “Diamond Days” video (#62) is now online. It utilizes the early frontrunner for “Song of the Summer 2012,” Cash Out’s “Cashing Out” A.K.A. “Yeah, it’s the ‘Racks’ of 2012, but it’s not as good as ‘Racks.'” Grown & Sexy S.O.T.S. early honorable mention: Usher “Climax,” which would’ve been in five skate videos by now if it was by some white girl who moved to Brooklyn from the midwest.

Nate Rojas’ part from Five on That is on YouTube. He 5050s the kinked handrail outside the Tribeca jail skatepark.

“Oh no, I’m completely fine. I do this all the time. Have a nice day.”

The Museum of Modern Art in Finland claims to currently have “the world’s first large scale skatable sculptural installation” on its premises. Stadium did that, like, last year, bro. Though to be fair, the Finnish one is a superior “skateable sculpture” for “normal” people and not Zered Bassett.

SPOT UPDATES: 1) The rail gap and keyhole ledge at CBS are now blocked off by scaffolding. 2) The gas station on 15th & 10th with the flat rails got torn down. Near the end of this clip, Gigliotti does a line there in a controversial hat. (Aren’t there ~six gas stations south of 96th Street? Why the hell are they tearing them down?) 3) Those awful marble windowsill ledges on 4th and Bowery got knobbed.

Quote of the Week:

Straight bling-bling, whip it with an antenna


Comment by Claw Trillman
  • I’m sayin Cashin Out is better than Rack

    July 16, 2012 @ 11:22 am
  • Comment by Batman
  • The westside gas station didn’t get torn down, it blew up in smoke from a fire below it

    July 16, 2012 @ 12:31 pm
  • Comment by Snack
  • http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2011/12/mobil-gas.html

    It got bought out by a real-estate company for “a high-end development.” Euros seem to have more money than gas companies these days.

    “I don’t even know why they sell cars in Manhattan.” – George Costanza

    July 16, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
  • Comment by stoops
  • french Mariano > French Montana > Hannah Montana

    July 16, 2012 @ 4:11 pm
  • Comment by 4213
  • IDK if this really matters but the skateable sculpture pictured was exhibited at the Finnish museum back in 2005 (http://www.tseou.com/exhibitions/a-aalto/).

    But they do have this Surfing the Apocalypse sculpture outside of the museum at the moment. It has built in speakers and shit. Check it out: http://www.kiasma.fi/calendar/kiasmatheatre/urb12/programme/surfing-the-apocalypse

    July 16, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
  • Comment by Tumz
  • Actually that skateable sculpture in Finland was part of an exibhition that was held in 2005.
    So it is not any means current. Long gone years before that other wave over that side of the ocean.

    July 16, 2012 @ 5:52 pm
  • Comment by dp
  • “being an idiot, i had to learn all kinds of shit”.

    July 17, 2012 @ 2:42 am
  • Comment by Random Matt
  • The Bay Blocks in SF are probably the oldest, large-scale skateable art installation.

    July 17, 2012 @ 10:47 am
  • Comment by Snack
  • The link said July 2012, so it was safe to assume it was a current thing. Either way, it wasn’t exactly a “serious” proclamation of being “first” to do something. More tongue-in-cheek than anything. The thing in Finland actually looks fun. 99% of the people who skated the thing at Stadium couldn’t do anything more than a wallride on it. It was impossible to skate.

    July 17, 2012 @ 6:43 pm
  • Comment by MattAndersen
  • he did the wallride back in march i believe

    July 17, 2012 @ 11:13 pm
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