The B.Q.E. Spot is a Wrap


Photo via Mike Heikkila on Instagram

Some months removed from the demise of 12th & A, northern Brooklyn’s dustier and darker D.I.Y. equivalent is no more. As per several locals’ Instagram photos, city vehicles and bulldozers have been there all day removing most of the obstacles. No word if anything has been spared yet. Looks like the world’s laziest knobbing job from a few weeks ago, where someone threw soil all over the quarterpipes and ledges, was foretelling of a more permanent fate. Sucks that it had to happen less than a week after someone built the bank-to-curb. There’s always the McCarren Park :(

The spot has been “demolished” in the past, and was rebuilt into what it was up until this morning, so there’s no telling if it will make a comeback. But for the time being, we’d like to give all Brooklyn skaters of brown pants persuasion our condolences.





  1. The parking lot under the BQE is for shooting drugs NOT for skateboarding. The complete gentrification of Brooklyn has made it tough for junkies to find a place to tie off. I support this.

  2. BLVD Mix tape is horrible. As the loudest advocate for the Golden Era, they are making me look bad. Curious about what he Snack will have to say regarding.

  3. really!?!?! I was there once when a bunch of car theives drove a vehicle right in the middle and started stripping it down to nothing, in broad daylight, on a Sunday. Plenty of cops drove by and didn’t even notice, but skateboarding is a menace…

  4. That was only 2 blocks from my old apartment. I skated there every day. It sucked, but was pretty good for NYC. RIP

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