Just like that, the final remaining of the “Big 3” east coast skate plazas is in jeopardy of being lost to re-design. (We all know the Love one turned out great 🤮) Please sign the petition to help save Freedom Plaza A.K.A. Pulaski Park from reconstruction.
You don’t need to be one of the sentimental-about-skating types to get emotional watching Revolutions on Granite, the documentary that Thrasher premiered late last week about the central spot in Kiev and Ukrainian skate scene — which was made before the Russian invasion, but obviously takes on new significance and urgency now. (Turn the subtitles on in the YouTube options.)
Cyrus really elevated the bar on tricks that utilize the re-built fountain ground at Flushing in his new HUF commercial. Wow.
Enjoyed this quick Jasper Stieve part from Venture and NJ Skateshop. (You should rewatch his Sportsmanshit section, btw.)
Lots of interviews this week…
“[The spot has] got to have some element that makes it weathered, so not everybody wants to skate it. But the people who do want to skate it really want to skate it.” John Gardner’s discusses presidential aspirations with Fred Gall as his V.P. in his interview from the June issue of Thrasher, which is now online.
Green Lady repping QS ♥ Spotted via @newyorknico on IG
ICYMI: A message from Tyshawn Jones ♥
Christian Kerr is selling prints from a 2017 visit to Lebanon in order to fundraise for disaster relief in Beirut.
Our family at NJ Skateshop spent a lot of time at the Hebrew Hideout D.I.Y. spot, and they have a new “Freddy & Friends” edit of that time over on Thrasher.
While we were undergoing our own 420 2020 festivities yesterday, J.P. Blair released “***420 Vid***.” It includes a bunch of 2016-2019 footage that was on the periphery of Bronze projects from that time, cameos from the NJ Skateshop dudes, and a full part from Jacob Gottlieb at the end, featuring a revisitation of his #viral Tribeca moment from some time back ;)
The video should bring a joyful tear to the eye of anyone who holds a special place in their heart for J.P’s old VX edits. (Or any QS reader who has been with us long enough to remember the days when Kevin Tierney’s claims that J.P’s video was due out “next month” for four years comprised of 50% of the jokes on here ♥)
Congrats again Bob LaSalle on the pro model basketball. Photo via Antosh.
“Day in the Life” videos warrant a cursory skimming through at best, but this one with Jawn Gardner skating around Long Beach and making friends with everyone kicking him out of spots could have gone on for twice as long :)
You’ve probably caught this one already — but Go Skate Day in Bogota, Colombia was insane. Hope everyone is ok.
Philly from Humidity, Tyler Tufty, and Keith (!) Denley (!!) all have cool clips in this Nike SB wear test montage from Minneapolis a few weeks back.
People are still flying down that hill from the Long Island Expressway by Queens Mall, huh? Iconic 2008 spot. OMW is a twenty-minute video by Angel Delgado that Skate Jawn posted up last week. Features a bunch of familiar faces.