The 2017 Quartersnacks Year in Review: 15-6

December 20th, 2017 | 12:37 pm | Features & Interviews | 8 Comments

Let’s keep her going til the Hardbody holiday party ;) • Previously in 2017: 25-16

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The Events That Defined New York City Skateboarding in 2012: 25-21

December 5th, 2012 | 9:57 am | Features & Interviews | 3 Comments

The first installment of our yearly wrap-up series.

25. New York: Home of the Worst D.I.Y. Spot Ever Made

The New York D.I.Y. scene kicked off roughly ten years ago with the Greenpoint Volcano and has been growing ever since. Bondo barricades and Quikrete creations are sprouting up everywhere; the Swedish engineering at the B.Q.E. Lot and the Jersey City foundation stand as shining examples of more elaborate pursuits. However, the spot depicted above is perhaps the first obstacle (skater-made or not) to be so bad that even New York skateboarders, a group that absolutely *adores* shit spots, would disqualify as one. Most alarmingly, this appears to be part of a larger trend of horrendous and unnecessary concrete work in the city.

Anyone counting overlaps between Martin Scorsese films and spots in QS clips?

June 1st, 2011 | 4:07 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

The Complex website has a brilliant feature up today on “then & now” comparisons of varying locations used throughout Martin Scorsese films. (The Scouting NY guy actually did this in much greater detail a few years ago, but specifically for Taxi Driver.) The section for After Hours (the film whose poster was used for our headliner image in the SoHo clip post) reveals a prominent overlap between its filming locations, and Quartersnacks’ filming locations by way of Howard and Crosby Streets. Hopefully, forty years from now, someone puts together a similar “then & now” compilation for Quartersnacks clip locations.

Diamond Plated Edition

February 16th, 2011 | 3:12 pm | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments

Several months ago, the G Man spoke of an insane endeavor, in which he intended to film a video part exclusively on Crosby Street. Disregarding it as some sort of new age, alcohol-inspired pursuit at bringing notions of “abstract spots” to absurd new heights, I forgot about it. That is, until I actually noticed that an inordinate amount of footage from Crosby Street and it’s outlying areas of easy-to-skate-but-still-cool-looking spots had made its way to this website over the past year. The surge in skating this neighborhood probably correlates to this website’s roster becoming more fashionable in recent years, requiring a cobble-stoned proving ground best-suited for landing yourself in a Sartorialist post (or on Quartersnacks, its distant skateboard-related relative), and perhaps even meet an ambush of eggs, water, Heineken bottles, or paintballs (yes, rich people shoot paintballs apparently) from silk robe wearing residents disgruntled at their massive rent seeming less worthwhile when they hear your wheels raging across their diamond plated front steps.

This has been sitting around on a boredom-fueled Final Cut timeline for a couple weeks, so I figured it would make sense to throw it up on the site, even though it is practically all recycled footage. February isn’t exactly a month known for acquiring a ton of skate footage in New York, so recycled stuff that is thematically re-edited is the best we can do for now. After all, it is fashion week, and what’s more fashionable than an all SoHo skate clip?

As a bonus, the geographic restrictions on this clip are so intense, that the classic Quartersnacks spot-that-isn’t-a-spot, the Crosby Garage, was left out because it is north of Houston Street. Dedicated to the G Man and his endless dedication in skating ridiculous spots amidst the most fashionable area in Manhattan.