Lockout Wall Street, Occupy the NBA

October 31st, 2011 | 9:16 am | Daily News | No Comments

E.J. added some new lifestyle-ish photos to his portfolio site, Tomorrow’s New Happiness. Covers various points of interest: the T.F., M2M, Supreme, Black Donald Trump, the fact that “Lil” Andre is taller than all of us now, and how Tru Religion jackets are going to get big in skateboarding after that 2 Chainz tape drops tomorrow and changes everyone’s perspective on life.

As you probably heard, November is a wrap for the NBA. The most spoiled professional sports league in the world has robbed us of a Knicks v.s. Heat season opener at the Garden, which would have been on Wednesday. Our friends Adam Abada and Gabe Tennen printed some “Lockout Wall Street, Occupy the NBA” tees and are selling them for $15 to cover medical bills after Gabe’s recent ankle surgery. Hopefully, the slogan turns true, so Melo could stop playing pick-up games in Williamsburg, and drop his membership to the Under 40 Jewish League.

Never knew Frank Gerwer kickflipped the double-set at the Garden, like, fifteen years ago. Dude’s a legend.

The Times ran a brief article about Allen Ying’s 43 Magazine, with a slideshow of some sick photos. This one of Brian Delatorre switch olling the rail-to-bank on 33rd Street is a real standout. (To non-New Yorkers: That spot is literally a three-second bust.)

Happy Halloween. 4th Annual Naysayer Halloween Clip, Halloween-themed post on The Chrome Ball with old ads inspired by horror movies, etc., and an artsy Opening Ceremony Halloween skate clip. Below is our Halloween clip from four years ago (time flies.) We should have kept doing these in subsequent years, but we didn’t. The 2008 one was, uh, lazy.

Autumn has a re-stock of “NYC Man” Bart Simpson tee designed by Jerry Hsu.

Jason Lecras is having a photography show at Holmes & Co. this Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 9 P.M. Jason is one of the best people I’m fortunate enough to know, the greatest skateboarder from Long Island not named Frank or Gino (maybe), and a talented photographer. You can check out some of his work here.

This video, and everyone involved with it, set western civilization back fifty years.

Quote of the Week: Shawn Powers sends some pretty odd “Are you skating?” texts in the morning.

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Hi-8 Days

February 21st, 2011 | 5:19 pm | Time Capsule | 1 Comment

Throughout the past month, NY Skateboarding has been posting Number Nine Skateboards’ 1995 video, Another Number on a part-by-part basis every week. Number Nine is the company that became Chapman later in the decade, sponsoring the likes of Billy Rohan, Jake Johnson, etc., and eventually becoming one of the most prominent skateboard production houses in the northeast.

While this site is no stranger to celebrating voyages to the past via old videos, the first few installments of Another Number weren’t as appealing as you’d expect a “lost” nineties New York skate video to be, due to the fact that over half of it is filmed in an indoor park. Unless you’re mainly concerned with what shoes skaters wore in 1995, a mostly indoor-set regional video isn’t exactly going to cue you into the environment around skateboarding in that given time. Today’s final installment drifted away from the otherwise artificially lit settings found in the remaining portions of the video, with a rarely seen part of crowd favorite, Frank Gerwer. Best of all, it is mostly filmed in Manhattan, and not a park. The ending back tail over the Burritoville double-set on 46th Street first appeared in 411 New York Metrospective, but much of the footage is otherwise seldom seen.

Check out the other parts of the video for yourself. There are some fun parts here and there. Thanks to NY Skateboarding for uploading it.