If you can’t make it out on Saturday, don’t forget to help circulate the petition to keep turf off the asphalt at Tompkins Square Park. If you’re sharing any reflections or memories of what this park means to you on social media, please be sure to tag any posts with #savetompkins.
“One thing Jones has that a lot of pro skaters don’t is a bunch of hardheaded friends who are willing to bring city life to a halt for him.” Can’t imagine there’s a single person who reads QS that hasn’t already read Willy Staley’s incredible profile of Tyshawn Jones for The New York Times, but also don’t think anything else could justifiably be the first link this week.
“The further uptown you went, the quieter and more desolate it was. And the more you could get away with.” While on the topic of #MSM #skate #coverage — never knew about this 2005 New York Mag article about Andy Kessler and the original Zoo York crew of the 1970s-80s. (So nice that we have evolved and endured enough to avoid calling things “Dogtown East” now hehe.)
Eli Gesner found this 1995 clip of Peter Bici skating in front of the Met at 6 A.M. Wonder what club they had just left ;)
Crazy to learn that it started out as Bruce Willis’ Pro Skater. Here is the oral history of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and its subsequent cultural impact.
“After beating up triad gang members, legend has it, both Bruce Lee and Guy Mariano fled Hong Kong for new lifes in the United States. The rest of the story you know.”
Heitor, Jamal Smith & Frank Spears skate around New York for a new, bite-sized Adidas edit.
Excited for the full-length Hélas video. They did the unthinkable in 2019 and dropped a trailer that is longer than Instagram length!
In 20+ years, Anthony Van Engelen has never done a single iffy trick on a skateboard.
It doesn’t matter what year it is, someone is still gonna skate Mambo Bar and edit it to Jurassic 5.
You’ve 100% already seen these, but we are contractually obligated by the Skateboard Journalists Guild to link any and all “Summer Trip to New York!” clips…1) the Volcom trip to New York video that seems like #sponsored #content for Airbnb (jk, but that is honestly a dream sponsor for all S.T.T.N.Y. content), and 2) the Dickies trip to New York with *the* back smith shuv.
Quote of the Week
Inquisitive Young Lady: “What’s your name?”
Inquisitive Young Lady: “What’s your Instagram handle?”
Threw some loose items on sale in the QS webstore. Got a couple hats, some leftover red chore jackets (honestly, it is the sleeper item of the last QS release), a few tote bags, and some XLs in swim trunks still in stock. Figured we’d have to clear some shelf space before the fall stuff and QS Amiri jeans drop ♥ It’s still free U.S. shipping if you spend $100+. Thank you for the support, as always :)