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“‘You had all these planners and architects in the 1950s and 60s saying cities need these grand, celebratory spaces — and they really didn’t.’ But apparently skaters did.” Curbed has an awesome feature about how some odious, post-WWII federal legislation ultimately lead to the creation of the sorts of public plazas that would prove to be the breeding ground of modern skateboarding.

“That might be a trick that’s been done, but it’s done differently…and with different pants on.” Vice has a video profile of Breezy and Una about growing up being two of the few girls skating in Vancouver.

The new Bluecouch edit starts in CT and ends in the city. Some rad stuff in there.

The Finnish guys who made the Hard Water video that went live on the Free site last week actually also put together a trip to New York edit that we only now caught onto. Love a vacation edit when the trees are bare + everyone is still in hoodies, though I’m sure it’s warmer than Helsinki. Also impressed by their cobblestone deterrent that keeps your board from rattling down into Sutton Place traffic.

Maybe it goes through a vigorous off-screen sanitizing process — but one’s bed seems like a bad place to sort through street debris. Anyway, here is an eight-minute glimpse into the life of Bobby Puleo.

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Happy Earth Day :) Show her some respect.

In literal shock that the Bos brothers — who have been making those great upstate New York videos — aren’t even American. They live in Canada! And drive into New York state all the time to film for their projects! Incredible. Anyway, TWS has an interview that we wish we did with Adam Bos about the process behind his video series, which has yielded some of the most rewatchable and unique projects going today. They also have the raw footy from Bos’ last one, “Wide Open.”

…aanndd Jenkem has volume 2 of the raw files from Gang Corp’s Black Business video.

Congrats to Vince on the pro board

Bottom Shelf is a new full-length from Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco that’s about 60% New York / 40% L.A. footage, and definitely worth a Monday morning coffee watch. Probably the first footage of that barrier that’s been on Delancey for the past ~year? Hard to convey in footage, but that thing is basically sloped uphill…

Cooper Winterson made a lil’ Borough Hall x Grand Street Courts x Williamsburg Monument bro cam video entitled “Shidiot.”

Gino pushing! …via a two-minute video profile thing for his brand, Poets.

“Certainly the success of Kaarikoirat suggests that, rather than expensive, large-scale developments in the city centre like casinos and skyscrapers, it is micro-initiatives that offer smaller cities the best chance of catalysing a vibrant urban fabric and preventing brain drain.” The Guardian has an optimistic story about a D.I.Y. park in Finland’s third-largest city, which helped jolt some energy into the region’s youth culture.

Boil the Ocean re: provocative skate graphics circa 2k19, and the Quasi gun board.

We’re not exactly weed olympians here at the QS office, but as far as iconic weed moments in skateboarding go, one towers above all the rest: Billy Rohan going to a legalize rally at Tompkins with a megaphone to tell everyone that marijuana makes your breath smell like a bong. Chewy Cannon buying a bag in the same sequence that he 5050ed a hubba counts for something, too.

Click click clack hey dude watch me.”

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: These playoffs have kinda been…okay? Or have the past few years been that way because we all basically know how it’s going to end. Kyrie with a magic trick, just because.

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— Charles Rivard

Quartersnacks for Kanye West for APC

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Monday links on a Tuesday. “Put the motor in the rear, hit the gas and disappear.”

Torey Goodall continues to make the case for being the best skater besides Mike Carroll and maybe Jake Johnson, while emerging as an underdog threat to Lucas Puig’s “Low Impact Skater of the Year” three-peat.

Black Dave Presents: The Selfie Ollie.

Some dudes from Metro Skateshop really stepped up the custom shaped cruiser game by affixing trucks to an Apple keyboard.

Richie Rizzo’s part in the NJ-based Nevermind video drives home the point about how good quickly-edited skateboarding looks. Pretty hard to get hyped off the crawling pace of something like this, despite absolutely insane tricks. (Dude deserves a “Nights Moves”-esque treatment like Cory Kennedy got.)

Some more Finnish dudes with a lifestyle-y “Trip to New York” clip to Miles’ “So What.” (Related: Finland’s previous entry to the 2013 summer trip to New York cycle.)

James Nickerson at Copley Square in the latest Bolts 4-5-6 clip.

A cameo from an occasional QS commenter in the new Lurk NYC montage. Skating on spots created by Houston Street construction remains a popular development for summer 2013 footage.

Saw this part on Hella Trill and thought it was pretty cool. “We don’t sleep, we just grind like skateboarders.” Are doubles with BMX riders the next frontier for New York’s cellar door skaters?

Wow, someone really missed the mark with casting a believable skatepark lurker girl for Japanese Elle.

Spot Updates: The north side of Bellevue Park on 27th Street has been closed off by a fence for reconstruction. Guess they want to renovate it for the crackheads shitting on the walls. As a result, the frontside for regular handicap ramp rail and two-stair manual pad are no longer skateable.

Fourteen years after when they should have drafted him (instead opting for the eventual victim of the best dunk of all-time, who would never play an NBA game…), the Knicks have signed Ron Artest.

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