Fred & Paul • 📷 by Jersey Dave
The curved median ledge on Canal, just one block east of the Hudson River, has been one of those “why is this waxed?” mysteries for years. Everyone had always assumed BMXers or rollerbladers, and while that may have been the case for past years, Zak Anders (from RESPECTFULLY) lipslid it in his new “COW BOY” part, putting the first known skate footage of it to record. Appropriate that it would be across the street from what is still one of the most fucked New York clips that Brandon Westgate ever logged.
Peak-era Brian Brown was truly a magic talent on a skateboard. Joe Cups dropped an extended footy tape of his from 2004, a lot of which was in Vicious Cycle, but a lot of which wasn’t 😉 (The reigning S.O.T.Y. cited that part as one of his reasons for wanting to move out east…)
It is December. Can you believe it? The year that began with you suggesting to a friend, “Hey do you want to go to an outdoor dining shack in 18-degree weather with snow on the ground to have a beer because if I stay inside my apartment any longer I’m going to claw my own eyes out,” and that friend going “Sure!” is coming to a close.
As we do every year, thus begins our [mostly] scene-specific Top 25 countdown of things that defined the past twelveish months.
It’s All Love is the new full-length from Stefano Kerster A.K.A. @steffybigpotatoes for those of you who only know people by their IG handles ;)
Filmed over the course of the pandemic (had a thought of like “I forgot there were this many schoolyard spots in the city” while watching it, only to remember they all would’ve been shut down during a lot of the filming), and it features parts from Faheem Allah, Julio Peralta, Mike Powley, Elijah Cole, Alberto Olivero, Gio Ricardo + an ender from Andre Beverly. The entire middle section is a massive montage with plenty of familiar faces, some of whom you might only recognize from seeing around skateparks, only to now bear first witness to them crushing street in this very video.