Pic via Gothamist
See everyone at One Police Plaza at 1 P.M. tomorrow, June 2. Flyer here.
It’s a strange time in our history to be solely concerned with skateboarding, so NY Mag has a running feature on how you can help support the fight against police brutality in America, which includes a list of organizations you can donate to if you have some spare coins. They provide context one what each one does, and you can choose what speaks the most to your heart. A lot have received overwhelming amounts of contributions, and are asking that donations now be directed elsewhere: the civil rights page on Charity Navigator is another helpful resource to find one.
So, um, skate content…
Despite having known him for many years at this point, it’s tough to think of Zered as someone who has given a lot of interviews in his now two-plus decades in the skate industry. Skateboard Story has a new one with him that is a stripped back portrait of the hustle that is the ups and downs of *working* as a professional skateboarder.
The New York Times has a feature about the unprecedented feeling of skateboarding in a city hollowed out by the pandemic, with many familiar faces.
A classic Max Palmer spot sighting (guess which hehe), and a plot-twist of a switch flip (*insert “they had us in the first half, I’m not gonna lie” meme*) in the enjoyable “Parking Lot Music — Video Installation 2” montage. The last one is worth a revisit, too.
With a moratorium on long-distance travel for the foreseeable future, Upstate New York will no-doubt get an uptick in skate travel once more counties move into phases two and three of re-opening. These dudes got an early jump on a trip up there, in what looks like a desolate tour of many college towns.
50% Barcelona, 50% New York in this batch of Bobby DeKeyzer raw files via Christopher Thiessen. The form on some of those flip tricks is quite literally jaw-dropping.
Credits-closer Breana Geering is the latest guest on The Bunt.
Our good friend Matteo Ricci out of Milan has been working on a video surveying the Italian scene for almost three years, and finally wrapped up editing under quarantine. “Immortali” is a 15-minute video that gives shine to a whole bunch of dudes who rip in Italy, way larger in scope than our American biases cover on QS ♥
Bronze put together another hour-long radio show that always slaps, even when you’re sober.
Steve Marino dug in his archives for all the Brooklyn Banks footy he could find. Funny how if you look at the stickers, the array of companies sponsoring grassroots skate contests has changed so much in the past ~15 years.
There’s no audio to this (which is unfortunate given it’s 90% an interview), but you can catch some clips on the Brooklyn Banks in 1989 via this public access TV segment on Skate N.Y.C.
Quote of the Week
Troy: “What’s up with you and those skate shorties?”
Meatball: “Yoooo, they’re not even skate shorties…”
Troy: “They were hanging out at Bond Street Gap. They’re definitely skate shorties.”