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New Red Hook Skatepark Announced

October 2, 2018

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Photo Rendering: Department of Parks and Recreation

NYC’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced yesterday that they will be proceeding with building a new skatepark in Harold Ickes Playground located in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Although the building of the new park has been officiated, the completion date of the park is said to be in 2021 according to the Brooklyn Paper website.

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“New renderings show the heart of the .7–acre, asphalt park will be filled with a cornucopia of skateboarding stuff, including a bowl, two quarter pipes, and grind rails, along with other built-in components including a slappy curb, hubba ledge, manual pad, Euro gap, and twinke roller.” – Brooklyn Paper.

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Source: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/

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Boschi Pope Skate Off 2018 Results

August 27, 2018

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The third annual Boschi Pope Skate Off went down yesterday at the Hamilton Bridge Skatepark aka the Heights Skatepark. With skaters and viewers coming from all over the world it truly was the biggest event in NYC. Malik Ashby, Erick Rodriguez, and all the judges put together a great competition and had the difficult choice of picking the top three winners and a best trick prize thrown in by John Estrella. See the results and highlight photos below. Stay tuned for all the edits to follow.

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Fise Up NYC Short Stop

December 11, 2017

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James Perez – Fishbrain

Dominik Wagner was in town recently and linked up with James Perez to write an article for the latest Fise Up online magazine. “New York City is all I’ve known my whole life. It’s a city that will teach you many things and show you how to adapt to any environment” – James Perez. Read the full article here.

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Dominik Wagner – Wallride

Source: http://mag.fiseup.com/

New York City: September Sessions via ONE

November 29, 2016

One Magazine published a new article featuring coverage of the New York City blade scene with photos and words by former local photographer Drew Humphrey. “It has been about two years since I last visited back home, so I thought it was time I went back to New York City, which I did September 20-27. I was excited for all the skating and seeing all my friends. Though I moved to Portland about two and half years ago and can never imagine moving back to NYC, it is always nice to visit” – Drew Humphrey. See all the photos and read the full article here.

Source: One Blade Mag

NYSS Astoria Jam Session Results

April 27, 2016


NYSS Astoria Jam Winners

Sunday, April 24th the New York Skate Series kicked off their 2016 season with a jam session at the Astoria skatepark sponsored by Rollerblade. There was a great turnout and it was a great way to bring in the good weather and reunite with the friends we haven’t seen in a while.


First place winner Augusto Castillo – X Grind

As the competition portion of the jam session came to an end, the judges had a tough decision separating first and second place, but a decision was made and Augusto Castillo came out on top, taking first place. Augusto won a voucher for a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates along with prize money. Joey Lunger and Trevor Johnson followed Augusto taking 2nd and 3rd place with Rollerblade soft goods, frames, and prize money. Check out our photo coverage below and see all the photos on the NYSS Facebook page.

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I Roll NY NYSOM Interview

April 11, 2016

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Owner of I Roll NY, Craig B., was lucky enough to be interviewed by the New York State Of Mind crew. Read the full interview at the NYSOM site to read Craig’s point of view on the current state of New York City skating and the future of I Roll NY. “This guy right here accomplished a lot for the NY Scene. His name is Craig & he is the founder of IRollNY. NYSOM recognizes & respects Craig for his hard work & numerous accomplishments as a Photographer/Videographer for the NY Rollerblading Scene. Over the past 8 years He witnessed the best and the worst as he took the lead in generating content for the NY Rollerblading scene. NYSOM is proud to present IRollNY!” – NYSOM. Full interview here.

New York State Of Mind

April 4, 2016

New York State of Mind is a new media based website from NYC bladers James Perez and Terrence Henry. Check out their interviews with Ivan Narez and Austin Paz at the links below. “New York State of Mind is a concept We have been working on for an extensive period of time. However, I couldn’t Have made this idea into a reality without the help of my dear friend Terrence Henry.


Read the Ivan Narez NYSOM Interview here.

“We are both born and raised in New York City, we also attended college together at Borough of Manhattan Community College. “N.Y.S.O.M” is a project Terrence and i created, in hopes of producing unique content to share with our viewers. “N.Y.S.O.M” works closely with some of the best rollerbladers in the rollerblading industry.

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Read the Austin Paz NYSOM Interview here.

The content includes photographs, videos, articles that may vary, including interviews. New York State of Mind gives the person an opportunity to share their thoughts of the city, and their experiences in the state of New York. Hope you join us for the ride!” – James Perez.

Downtown & Staten Island Session Photos

December 20, 2015


Angelo Morales – Royale

Last weekend, while the weather was still abnormally warm, a couple of the south Brooklyn kids met up in downtown Manhattan to get a session in before the winter chill hit us. We met up in Battery park with plans to take the to ferry Staten Island. After sessioning the high ledge at battery, we checked the OG spot “Rail City” to see what was still skateable. After catching a couple of flicks, we took the trip to Staten Island and skated the classic boardwalk ledges and ferry rails. See all the photos below. Featuring Angelo Morales, Ricky Perez, Nolan Baii, Ricky Marrero, Terrence Henry, and James Perez.
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I Roll NY 8 Year Anniversary

December 15, 2015

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Today marks the 8 year anniversary of I Roll NY. Thank you to everyone who’s showed us love and support throughout the years as well as wished us a happy birthday on our Facebook page. It’s truly appreciated.

A Hater’s Point Of View: Slomo

June 25, 2014

I, like many of you, was introduced to Slomo about two months ago. Which in the social media world equates to about five years. Remember #saveourgirls? Yeah, exactly! Actually, I can pin point the date I finally gave in and watched this video, because I tweeted my hatred for it immediately. The date was April 2, 2014. One day after April Fool’s day, which was highly convenient as I felt like I got duped for giving into the rollerblading hype about this documentary. You might be asking yourself, “Why are you writing an article about a video that everyone has forgotten about already?” Well, because I finally got a chance to finish writing this shit and I’m such a self centered asshole that I feel like people just have to read my work.
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