The 2019 Quartersnacks Year in Review: 25-16

2019 was a year where the the past was rousted up to contend with the future — we listened to new Max B off a DatPiff stream while acknowledging that our existence rests at the mercy of rats plotting a takeover of mankind. Jeremy Lin became an NBA champion, the Knicks lost the lottery, and the gods just laughed and laughed.

Here are the developments that loosely defined the past 12 months in New York skateboarding.

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The 10 Greatest Tompkins Obstacles of the 2010s

Ten years in New York is a century anywhere else.

Ten years inside the asphalt baseball diamond at E. 9th Street and Avenue A is an eon or two.

In ten years, skateparks sprouted up all over the city. Autumn Skateshop closed. 7-11, Target and Starbucks opened. iPods became iPhones. Slicky Boy became Slicky Man. The city re-paved Avenue A, and they even had a sick joke about covering Tompkins’ holy ground with astro turf. You know how that went.

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Cracks & Crevices

Nah Yeah is an all Long Island video by Duran Murphy, which is a twenty-minute deep dive into a scene that we too often only associate with the most obvious names + an annual trip to the Rosyln Banks/pool. It’s also crazy how much a dude switching between éS, Etnies, Vans & Osiris in a single part stands out in 2019. Also, shout out to Mook.

A bit north and to the left, we have Concerned Citizen, a rad 15-minute video filmed all around upstate New York: Rochester, Elmira, Binghamton, Ithaca, et al. Noticed a lot of Homegrown tees and boards, so assuming they have something to do with it :) We really need to make it back up there next summer. “What the FUCK does ‘really’ mean?”

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#QSTOP10 — November 29, 2019

Everyone got a light pause from skateboarding’s award season this past week (unless you were doing a deep dive into Baker 4, which obvs isn’t eligible for the countdown until it’s out *officially* — not trying to have Reynolds show up to the QS office with a sack of doorknobs.) This one was able to dig in places outside of the Thrasher homepage universe, and yeah, while those Rowan Davis and Ben Lawrie clips appeared in Disc a few months ago, that raw files Geoff Campbell dropped might be the overall highlight of the past week on the skate internet. Both of those kids rip, in a very cool way at that :)

Have a good one.

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