It’s warm out and iMessages with the latest intel on 2016’s [inevitably roadplate-based] “Spot of the Summer” are running rampant south of 14th Street. While Houston Street construction always piques the most eyes downtown, other things have indeed been happening this spring. For instance, Yaje made the daunting skate from the now-defunct Nike SB Garage, across the Williamsburg Bridge, and to T.F. West (3.6 miles according to the Google) holding a ten-foot-long flatbar, yielding a brief flash in the pan moment when T.F. West had attractions beyond the garbage.
There’s also the even more drastic break from monotony happening over at Astor Place. For the first time in its history, the greatest non-spot in the history of skateboarding has something to skate besides nothing. Whether that will continue to be the case remains to be seen, but that small gap there reminds me of the ledge to street gap at BAM + the era when little kid spots still made it into grown-up skate videos :)
Also, last but not least, happy belated birthday 2 da midwest sk8 god Dave Caddo.
What’s everyone wearing to the Dime premiere?