Did you know that the middle of the out ledge at Zuccotti is actually a portal into the netherworld?
You’re about to think you’re reading a 2014 Monday Links update: “Buzzcam 01” is a new Johnny Wilson video blog. We LOVE YouTube Johnny. Mostly filmed around the Vans park, with some street clips at the end.
Zach Baker put together a new edit featuring E.T. and E.J. for when she tells you that you’re too old to be listening to YNW Melly.
“NENGAJO” is a fun five-minute New Years VX montage via a bunch of dudes from Japan in New York, with some cameos mixed in between ♥
“They don’t put skate parks in the middle of wealthy neighborhoods or a busy shopping district. They put them under bridges and that is absolutely not an accident.” Solo has an awesome interview with Ocean Howell that talks about, like, urbanism and sociology ‘n shit.
Never have I been so mystified… Gustav Tønnesen and Raekwon teamed up for a six-minute Instagram footage compilation, and it is completely fucked obvs.
“They used to come out with rottweilers, look it up.” Actually, over by the Seagram Building, they still sometimes do. David Linberg and some warm weather clips in a quick, belated “Summer Trip to New York” edit. Fakie 5-0 on a round pop-out rail seems mortifying.
Some long lines in a long part: Tyler Stier’s “Peach” part is mostly filmed around Buffalo, but has some night clips around the city and some day clips in like, Miami :) Who has time to night skate in Miami, yaknow?
“Did you lock the car, Brady?” The Palace boys in L.A. via Daniel Wheatley.
Skateism has an interview with Lanna Apisukh about her book, They Skate, which is a series of portraits chronicling the changing faces of skateboarding in New York.
Very hyped on the increased amount of Akira sightings lately. Charles Lamb and Akira Mowatt went to Shanghai last year and came back with this edit.
When’s the last time you bought a skate video on VHS? Diego Donival’s Potluck video, which premiered back in December, is now available for hard copy purchase.
NY Skateboarding has a check-out with Tennant, a new skate shop in Bed-Stuy.
The latest guest on The Bunt is crowd favorite, Pat Burke.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: It’s probably a stretch to expect the Chris Paul that would singlehandedly steal playoffs games for New Orleans ~10 years ago, but a 2-7 match-up between Houston-OKC in the first round of the playoffs would be really fun.
Quote of the Week: “The flight had wifi so I just looked at Goyard bags.” — Gio Vacca