When the city began to shut down last spring — before anybody knew wtf was about to happen — skateboarders all had the same thought, and they all wound up at Big Screen Plaza.
Soon, the hotel decided “Fuck this,” boarded the entire park off, and left it like that to this day.
Skateboard endeavors moved northward towards CBS, which was heavily featured in John’s Vid (a video that simultaneously feels like it came out three months ago and three years ago), until that spot got knobbed.
It turns out that the real party was at the Museum all along — a spot that 4Ply learned was the most frequent #QSTOP10-featured New York spot in 2020. Considering there has been a generation (two?) of skateboarders who have not experienced a period of the Museum being a go, it’s no wonder everyone flocked there to take advantage of the glitch.
Paul Young logged some heavy hours there this past spring and summer, and came back with this edit featuring Mark Humienik, Joe Russo, Nick Ferro, Vin Perso, Joseph Delgado, German Nieves, Ben Tenner, Myles Underwood, Dana Ericson and Dick Rizzo.
Nobody knows how long the glitch is gonna last, or if the feng shui of the spot is bound to soon change. It looks like there is some opposition to completely leveling the pedestal, but no news beyond that. E.J. said they should replace Ted with a statue of Denzel. Sounds good.