Feels like Riverside being remodeled has been a rumor for much of the past ten years.
Here it is: the oldest skatepark in New York, phase 2.
Photos via Ty.
Day zero and beyond ♥ TF @ 1: Ten Years of Quartersnacks available now.
HD video blog #16 from Johnny Wilson and friends.
Los Angeles-based video blog from Andrew (?!?!) Wilson?!?!
Bob Shirt’s ten-minute video interview with Joey Alvarez is earnest and informative. He runs through the history of little-known companies like C.R.E.A.M and Metropolitan, shares some Banks stories, and talks about Keith Harrison — whose twenty-year-old Seaport line predicted an entire sub-sect of L.E.S. park street style.
New B-sides clip from the Report Potholes / In Crust We Trust squad. #jersey
Someone remixed all of Tiago’s [park] footage from the D.C. tour video, which includes what is more than likely the greatest switch pop shove it ever done in human history.
Here’s a promo for the Bailar video that includes Shredmaster Keith shredding around Soho. Video due out next month. Looks like a good time.
On that same note…new one from the Sex Hippies squad in Western Mass.
I’m guessing you probably caught on to the new #streetlife-heavy F.A./Hockey clip? Pretty sure Ben K. is the first one to ever slide that rail off the eight-stair at CBS.
When the recent past isn’t as recent as you think: Bobby Worrest recaptured. Back 3 curb cut + backside 180 switch crook from Right Foot Forward is an all-time great.
Five trick fix from switch and nollie pop king, Brendan Carroll.
Menace is back! …in enamel pin form.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: We’re big on assists at the Sports Desk. Sad this guy is spending the foreseeable future in playoff spot-chasing territory.
Quote of the Week: “If English was my first language, I’d be a famous comedian.” — Chuck MVP
^^^Best sports rap song in who knows how long, but that’s a biased opinion from someone who discovered NBA basketball during peak Penny/Shaq Orlando era ;)
Fall QS gear available at Supreme (New York + Los Angeles), Labor, 35th North, 510, Alumni, Atlas, Black Sheep, Civil, Commissary, Exit, Homebase, Homegrown, Humidity, In4mation, NJ (Hoboken + New Brunswick), Orchard, Palace 5ive, Pitcrew, Seasons, Select Skates and Uprise. Hitting Japan this week, Europe next well. QS webstore launches [next] Monday, November 2nd at midnight.
Ok, maybe this whole skating on cars shit is getting out of hand…
“Dare I say that the Dime Crew is possibly even better than Rick Howard?” Chris Nieratko spent Canadian Thanksgiving with the Dime squad. (Full Disclosure: They don’t celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in French Canada.) Skateboard Story also interviewed Phil Lavoie about the inner-workings of Canada’s greatest fashion house.
Purple keep coming in… 1) Volume 13 of LurkNYC’s “New York Times” outtakes series. 2) Materiél promo #008. 3) Cell Jawn #16.
Greg Hunt made an #uplifting mini doc about building a skatepark on one of the largest Native American reservations in the U.S, where youth suicides are rampant. Jenkem has some behind-the-scenes photos from the opening.
Even though it’s for more nostalgia-based reasons rather than actually wanting to skate there-based ones, there’s something chill about the fact that organized skate jams still go down at Riverside Park.
Weiger had my favorite part in either SB Chronicles video. The raw files are great.
Did you know there was an Alien Workshop video about to drop? Boil the Ocean did.
An interview with the guy who dreamt up the glow in the dark skatepark.
It’s insane that a trick that gets filmed and posted online on Saturday will wind up in an Instagram compilation video by Sunday. The internet, man.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Sooooo, Pelicans-Warriors tomorrow night? :)
Quote of the Week: “All my ideas suck.” — Nick Nunez
We’ve discussed how Riverside Drive is some of the most photogenic territory on this low-lying island before. Except in our case, besides Grant’s Tomb and the Upper West Side-favorite Soldiers and Sailors Monument (most of it has been knobbed for a few years now), there isn’t a whole lot to skate on that stretch of woodsy street.
Anyone who’s tried to circumvent a Westside Highway traffic jam has likely passed this lloonngg rail on 111th Street, which connects residential Riverside Drive to the park’s entrance. It might’ve been skated by thugged-out rollerbladers from The Bronx before, but prior til today’s revelation, nobody ever channeled their inner-Jeff Pang (yeah, anyone who 5050s a long handrail in Manhattan is channeling Jeff Pang fam) and put their skateboard trucks on it.
People have been getting good at skateboarding lately, so a lot of video game spots on Riverside Drive are beginning to look more realistic for the top 1% of people who ride skateboards. Exhibit A: Earlier this morning, Waylon Bone uploaded a would-be “Magnified” of Aaron Herrington trying a 5050 down the 111th rail. It’s sick.
Previously: 135th & Riverside
Click to enlarge. Original post here.
We don’t often run posts of a single photo, but in a year with a lot of remarkable New York-set photographs already (Mehring’s shot of Olson on Water Street, Atiba’s Dylan Reider cover shot, and Keith Morrison’s stolen shot of Austyn Gillette all come to mind), John Shanahan’s diptych of James Juckett stands out in particular.
Located at 135th and Riverside, this stoned-lined pathway leads you to 12th Avenue under the Riverside Drive Viaduct. There isn’t much to skate here, but for such a photogenic location, it’s surprising it hasn’t popped up in even a lifestyle-y skate photo until now. Your Tumblr dashboard won’t tell you two things about the spot: 1) Both the runway to the first set and the space after it are downhill. The guy had half a second before he hit the wallride. 2) The brownish spot on the ground between the two sets has to be one of the most urinated-on pieces of public space in New York City — we’re talking decades of piss that probably couldn’t be cleansed if you threw a bucket of bleach on it. The dude literally risked a staph infection for this awesome pair of photos.
On some full movie nerd shit: This stairway’s scenic qualities have been put to use for quite a while now. It appeared at the end of the 1948 film Force of Evil, which was one of the first movies to have a sizable chunk of its photography done on the actual street in New York, as opposed to a set. Martin Scorsese has been geeking out over it for pretty much the duration of his career.
Great work from skater James Juckett and photographer John Shanahan.