The Age of Information — A Young Bench’s Strange, Erotic Journey From Williamsburg to Far Rockaway

June 23rd, 2016 | 11:25 am | Daily News | 6 Comments

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Tuesday, June 21, 3:02 P.M: Despite tweeting plans of an eight-hour binge that would involve bouncing around screens at the 42nd Street AMC theater, the QS office decided that the national holiday would be best spent on the beaches of Rockaway.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:18 P.M: As the sun began to set, we set our sights on the Beach 91st skatepark. Objectively speaking, it might be the worst skatepark in New York, but we’re great at finding charm in awful things. The park has the special distinction of 1) Being a Hurricane Sandy survivor, 2) An appearance in Phil Rodriguez’s Caviar part, 3) Unlike pretty much every skatepark in New York, it contains what a 2013 Quartersnacks comment dubbed “A STRAIGHT FUCKING LEDGE.”

Tuesday, June 21st, 7:30 P.M: Sadness begins to set as most parties present did not bring ideal footwear for skateboarding or non cruiser boards. Said sadness is largely due to recurring observations about how fun and ideal of a height the aforementioned “STRAIGHT FUCKING LEDGE” is.

Tuesday, June 21st, 7:34 P.M: Quartersnacks art director, Emilio Cuilan (celebrating a birthday today btw), makes an observation that “I feel like I skated that ledge before, but it was at another spot.”

Tuesday, June 21st, 7:58 P.M: An iPhone photograph of Genesis Evans (of “I didn’t know I was beast until I varial flipped a trash can“-notoriety) performing a backside 180 5-0 grind is taken.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:42 P.M: Over 24 hours after the fact, that photograph of Genesis Evans is posted on the Quartersnacks Instagram account, with a note that the trick on display did not occur in Calabasas, and was not at 4 P.M.

Wednesday, June 22, 9:35 P.M: Sognar and Trife alumnus, William McFeely confirms Mr. Cuilan’s suspicions from the day before that perhaps the bench on display had lived life elsewhere via his Instagram account, “@billymcfeely”: “Still don’t understand how the bqe bench got to far rock away.”

Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 P.M: A comprehensive individual with the IG handle “@timandvicstagram” clears the air regarding the bench’s shaky past: “@billymcfeely there was talk way back when that all the ‘skate’ objects under the BQE were under imminent threat of being destroyed by the DOT/DOS. In fact, at one point, one of those agencies actually followed through and began to destroy the bank to bank there. The builder of the bench, instead of waiting for said agencies to make quick work of the bench, decided to move the bench to the Far Rock park after the original got wiped out by Sandy. It just so happened that the park was looking for donations, and through a friend of the OG skate community in NYC, arranged for the bench’s new home at B91. And that my friend is how the “BQE bench” got out to Far Rockaway. And f you absolutely must know how it physically arrived at B91, it arrived by a pick up truck.”

Wednesday, June 22, 10:08 P.M: Mr. McFeely thanks “@timandvicstagram” for the comprehensive response.

The more you know, yaknow ? ;)

Some Type of Links

June 17th, 2013 | 5:32 am | Daily News | 16 Comments

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Watermelons Switch Crook via Clark Hassler’s Instagram

Preview: Quartersnacks x Trukfit. Also is “Vine with a fisheye the new VX1000?”

A day at Flushing alongside Dipset’s 2002 Rap City freestyle.

Frozen in Carbonite reviews some books while drawing parallels to skating and stuff. “One could say that skaters born between 1972 and 1975 (Markovich, etc.) got screwed because they were too young to get in on that eighties money, yet too old to get in on the late 90s shoe/board sale boom.”

The Tennyson remixes continue. This time, it’s a Chocolate mini video with re-edited parts from Kenny Anderson, Chris Roberts, Gino and Richard Mulder.

Some guys from Beyond Skate Shop out in Finland came to New York and put together a cool montage.

A bunch of clips from New Yorkers below drinking age being productive: 1) Spring Intermission by Michael Elijah, which has a Rob C cameo 2) iPhone montage via Kasper. 3) Death Video Throwaways Vol. 7. 4) Tribeca montage via the Dunions.

Street League re-imagined on a curb.

The crew behind the In Crust We Trust video takes a trip up to Montreal.

Ishod does a huge backside flip in bright swim trunks, then crashes into a tree.

Tony Hawk’s first skateboard is now in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Anyone who kicked you out of a spot this past weekend is an asshole.

Palace eBay Watch: My dad bought a 1989 Toyota Corolla in 2003 for $300 and it ran for a good sixteen months.

Spot Updates: 1) There are two [likely temporary] small manual pads at the former Bubble Banks right now. Get some wheelies in while you can, because they’ll probably build stuff on top or around them. 2) There’s a doghouse / spine ramp thing at the BQE spot now.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Danny Green breaks Jesus Shuttlesworth’s record for most three-point shots made in a NBA Finals with 23.

Quote of the Week:

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How awful is the title of that new Jay-Z album? Not that there is any interest in the album around here either way, but the title is so particularly bad that it had to be mentioned. Either way, thanks for the memories.