In our June issue, our NYC Rising article chronicled the legacy of NYC skateboarding with interviews with local legends and photos of the city’s current crop of rippers. We’ve got a whole week of video content dropping including a NYC retrospective, video interviews, a day with 5Boro, a new montage of New York City skaters and more!
The legacy of NYC skateboarding seems to grow exponentially with every passing generation. Today, Manhattan and the four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island house more professional skateboarders, skateparks, and legendary spots than ever before, and NYC sits high on the industry radar as one of the most coveted cities on the planet—be it for photos/footage, shop real estate, or outright trendsetting supremacy. From the skate scene’s genesis back in the ’70s and ’80s to the raw street golden era that blossomed through the ’90s, NYC skate culture might just be the richest blend of uncut authenticity on the planet. Dedicated to all NYC skaters—past, present, and future.
Video by Richard Quintero, words by Mackenzie Eisenhour