In many ways, 2022 was a benchmark year where so many definitive things turned ten. Everything from Labor to Tinder to Bronze to Jenkem to Bill’s first-ever edit with Tyshawn for Supreme have been with us for a decade now.
Things keep changing, time keeps flying, and we’re back to keep a lil’ inventory of it all.
Back in the fall, we were biking up to the new Bronx Skatepark, the one just over the Willis Avenue Bridge. We had seen it out of a car weeks earlier — it looked really fun — but there was little other information out there. Through some loose intel via the unintuitive Parks Department website, we arrived at the name: Golden Lady Skatepark. Random.
(Even if you search it now, a rollerblade video is the first result.)
On the trip up, somebody remarked how odd it was that a brand new concrete skatepark could just pop up in the city completely unannounced. It sat there, waiting to be noticed by people living nearby, or driving on the Bruckner or Deegan, which are the two major roadways it sits between. It was like a new street spot, asking to be discovered.
“Shouldn’t NYSkateboarding post about it?” someone said.
Didn’t do a Q.S.S.O.T.Y. thing last year, but obvs it would’ve been Brandon Turner — hard to think of a more inspirational moment in skateboarding from 2020 than him rolling away from Wallenburg. Jenkem has a 15-minute mini doc about Brandon’s journey back to full health and sobriety. Watching him return to that bridge is nuts.
Here’s a YouTube comp of T.J. footage off the Thrasher Instagram from the summer, which is just him cruising around midtown and Soho. Those middle of Broome Street lines are so sick.
A couple New York clips in Thomas Dritsas’ new part for Thunder. The bench to Big Belly trashcan on Wall and Water Street has fully turned into a full-fledged marquee spot this past year, huh? Shout out to the contractor who installed the mailboxes at the ender. Looks sturdy.
The new Blue Couch edit is their best one yet — a lot of which is just filmed in the vicinity of the 125th Street Fairway? Never realized those inch-high curbs at Grants Tomb were a doppelgänger for the London ones Tom Knox, Mike Arnold and them always skate.
Krux has a new edit with Arin, Marbie, Cooper, Kristin Ebeling, Ryan Lay, and others hitting Blue Park, Alligator, and all the spots under the Kosciuszko.
“The Creed Video” is filmed around New York, Richmond and Charlotte. These sort of homie videos have a special charm ♥ Sincerely smiled at the turnaround after the 5-0 180.
New York Residents: If you have not already voted, this will help you find your pollsite for tomorrow. Other places: Find your pollsite here. Everyone take care of yourselves ♥
Any week when you have two full-length local videos both exceeding 30 minutes is a special week…
Suppy is an HD video by Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco, filmed largely in Brooklyn, with an insane ender at the spot that everyone has been getting yelled at by mean security guards for the past month.
Irish Wrist Watch is a SD video by John Clodfelter, filmed around the city with some Jersey clips in between. It’s amazing how watching someone roll away from their first two-stair ollie can lead to more vicarious joy that any number of wild tricks you see on IG every day.