Rest in Peace Junk Spot

September 24th, 2015 | 4:05 am | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

ron ollie last day

Photo by Jersey Dave

Since maybe ~2010, the entire Jersey City skate scene gyrated around the Liberty State Park Junk Spot. Even for such a rapidly developing city, there were no plazas or street spots that didn’t come with a two-second kick out. The Junk Spot was hassle-free and tucked away from everything. Over the past year, the builds there reached a new level — to the point where nearly every corner of the spot was receiving some sort of transition (e.g. check what it looked like in 2011 @ the 0:50 mark.) All of that ended last week when construction crews arrived and demolished the spot.

(Someone will inevitably bring up that this area is getting a skatepark next year, but I’ll spare you any sort of #core speech about how it’s not the same bro.)

Ron Deily had been working on this all-Junk Spot part for the past summer with Jersey Dave. The intention was to release it in a few weeks after a couple more days of filming, but obviously, that can no longer happen.

Thanks to all the guys who made the spot possible. It was fun.

Filmed / edited by Jersey Dave. Guest trick from Matt Daniels. HD footage contributed by Devon Hill. Thanks to NJ Skateshop for the support :)

5 Comments

Comment by Jerry Ortega
  • Thank god Jersey Daves a filmed now.

    September 24, 2015 @ 7:37 am
  • Comment by Jerry Ortega
  • filmer*

    September 24, 2015 @ 7:37 am
  • Comment by Gnardog
  • Yo that sw bs heel was fucking beautiful!

    September 24, 2015 @ 1:33 pm
  • Comment by mikefuck
  • jersey city government can eat a huge dick. that spot was beautiful. fatass chris christie can kiss my ass.

    September 24, 2015 @ 6:31 pm
  • Comment by Mathew
  • The way Ron came out of that f/s nose at :20 is poetry in motion.amazing.thanks to all the guys that made that spot unforgettable for everyone who skated it.

    September 24, 2015 @ 10:20 pm
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