Once heard a skating-for-a-living colleague remark that Top 10 is how he “keeps up on what Tom Knox is up to.”
Happy early bday Pad ♥
This Sunday, Uncle Leroy will be having a Halloween Sidewalk Sale at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. There’ll be QS goods there for the low-low, with all proceeds going to charity. This includes samples, rarities, one-offs, who knows, maybe a shoe or two or three ;) Same corner as usual: Nassau & Russell. Same time as usual: 1-6 P.M.
Also! The HSS video (same dudes as the Suppy video from last year) is premiering at Labor Brooklyn on Halloween at 7 P.M. Flyer here.
Also! Also! Village Psychic is hosting a skate jam with Lurker Lou at the Mosquito Beach / L.I.C. D.I.Y. spot on Halloween, from 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. (employed skater hours.) Flyer here. Hit McGolrick and buy some gear after ;)
September 7 marks one year since Save Tompkins Day, a day that was supposed to be a rally to save the T.F. from being converted into an Astro Turf field — but became a celebration of this irreplaceable piece of the city after the Parks Department called off the plan in the face of overwhelming community support for keeping the park as it always has been.
In celebration of that, Uncle Leroy’s Charity Sidewalk sale, which has been happening bi-weekly at McGolrick Park, is coming to Tompkins, and will be fundraising for BLM causes and at-risk local businesses. 1-6 P.M., Monday, September 7.
P.S. Monday Links will go live on Tuesday on account of the Labor Day holiday.
Not much you haven’t heard by now, but it makes a particular impression with the overhead shots of skateparks in the city that have sat empty for months now: a twelve-minute look at how COVID-19 has affected the skate industry in New York, and in many ways, made the act of street skateboarding come full circle to an approach that existed before the skateparks were built everywhere.