See the previous coverage of the Thomas Greene skatepark here. “The Thomas Greene Playground Skate Spot is a small scale specialty design / build project. The project includes the addition of three skate features including a custom radius and kinked ledges, and a manual pad. Located on an exisiting basketball court, the facility can be utilized by multiple sporting disciplines. This project is a colaboration between CA skateparks, Friends of Douglas / Greene Park, and Open Road of New York as well as having received generous support from the Tony Hawk Foundation and yours truly” – California Skateparks. Thanks to Angelo Ferrer for the info.
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The Thomas Greene park on 3rd avenue in Brooklyn, NY is now home to a select amount of skate obstacles that will eventually be converted to a full fledged skatepark according to The Brooklyn Paper website. The Brooklyn Paper states, “…A spokesman for the Parks Department said that the design for the full renovations [of the park] will be completed in July, 2010, and construction will begin in Spring, 2011…Fortunately, a more comprehensive skate park will likely be built when the park gets its full facelift.” So expect to see another skatepark next year but in the meantime you can see more photos of the available obstacles on the Friends of Douglass Greene Park facebook page.
This week’s C.O.W. features Brooklyn, NY’s James Perez skating the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, the Chinatown area of Manhattan, and the Flushing Meadows area of Queens, NY. A lot of dope lines and tech tricks are featured in this Clip of the Week so check it out! Filmed by Dave Ngo and Craig Benabu. Edited by Dave Ngo.
This week’s C.O.W. is brought to you by Joey Rojas of Brooklyn, NY featuring skating from Angelo Morales at the Redhook ledge and Sunset ledges in Brooklyn, NY. “Filmed on Friday April 23, 2010. There was way too much traffic to get to the Tri-State Skate session so we filmed in Brooklyn” – Joey Rojas.
Josh Diaz of Psyko Clothing publishes his fifth photo journal on ONE Magazine’s website featuring Dave Ngo at the Redhook ledge in Brooklyn, NY. “Well, it was our first day of spring here in New York, and after fabulous weather during the week, me, Jose Disla, Jon Ortiz, Dave, and a few other New York rollers came out to roll at the Red Hook ledge, which by far is one of the best ledges Brooklyn has to offer. After the guys had been tearing it up for about an hour, I decided to take off my blades and set up my gear. It’d been a few months since I’d shot any photos, and for this I was using the oldest of the old — a Nikon d1 that my wife got for me. Just know that this thing was old… about 10 years old. It was the most difficult thing to get used to. But I made it work out. This is the shot that I love the most from the spot, and I hope you all enjoy it. I should be getting my camera back from the shop soon, so thank god, and my wife. I will be out in Santee in the middle of May, so I’ll see you guys on the West Coast soon” – Josh Diaz.
“When making this edit, I wanted to show that the Brooklyn scene is still alive and more skaters like Almog Maman and Vincent Mcconney are coming up. Also we got couple of OG’s like Polish Mike and Adam Maman still skating hard even though they’ve got busy lives. Yannes Sootes is back and skating in full force as you can see in this edit. Brooklyn is not dead!” – John Alcantra.
Brooklyn, NY’s James Perez gets it in with this short edit. Even though he gets “folded” in the beginning of the edit he laces a ton of smooth tricks and tech switch ups at the Ocean Parkway rails in Brooklyn. See a small sample of James Perez’s steez above. Filmed and edited by Derek Carr.
Psyko Clothing is celebrating Black Friday a week later than usual and is having an office sale on all their new products this Friday December, 4th. The office located in Brooklyn, NY. Take the G train to Myrtle-Willoughby Aves Station and walk to 141 Spencer street. Walking directions from the train station here via google maps. If you can’t make it out Friday, Psyko is also doing an online holiday sale. Visit the Psyko Online Shop and use the code “xmasdeal” for 50% off your purchase.
Time to work off those extra pounds we put on yesterday and session in Brooklyn, NY’s one and only skate park tomorrow. LRNY is taking place tomorrow at 2:00PM in Owl’s Head park at the Millennium skate park A helmet is most likely required to skate the park so don’t forget yours. Take the R train to Bayridge Avenue and walk to the park. More information and directions on the above flyer and below.
Check the edit from Brooklyn, NY featuring Brookyln and Long Island skaters Sasha Sergieiev, Omar and Devin Thomas. Spots feature Brighton Beach, Bushwick, Wall Street, Chinatown and other Manhattan spots. Filmed and edited by John Alcantra during the Fall.