Parks Department Locks Coleman Skatepark Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

Kids will be kids, rebelling against the authority. In this case, skateboarders who defied “social distancing” mandates to grind it out at Coleman Skatepark. The popular skater haunt – situated on Monroe Street beneath the Manhattan Bridge – remained so despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Even after the city closed the adjacent field and playground last […]

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Skaters Take Division Street

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:08 am

Whenever a pedestrian plaza is created on the Lower East Side, the skateboarders are never too far behind. The longtime free space on Delancey Street near Norfolk is case in point, where groups of skaters are often seen practicing tricks. The same occurs down on Division Street at the confluence of Canal. This, too, has […]

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Teenage Skateboarder Tackled by 3 Cops in Washington Square Park this Weekend [VIDEO]

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:52 pm

The video below made the rounds over the weekend, in which a purportedly unarmed, nineteen-year-old skateboarder was tackled to the ground in Washington Square Park by three aggressive Parks Department officers. Circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear, but the person who shot the video (Benny Needles) noted that, “[the teenager] was not fleeing […]

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The 9th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam Hits the LES Sunday [UPDATED]

Last modified October 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Grab your skateboard; Sunday afternoon is the ninth annual Harold Hunter Day. As in years past, the public skate jam will take place down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass in Coleman Skatepark. Harold Hunter Day IX – sponsored by the  eponymous Foundation of same – kicks off at noon tomorrow. The open-air event is sure to […]

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Scenes from the 8th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam [PHOTOS]

Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

Dozens of skateboarders from various age groups (and social strata) descended upon Coleman Skatepark this past Saturday afternoon to commemorate fallen comrade Harold Hunter. They came from each point of the compass, rushing down to the refurbished sub-Manhattan Bridge concrete for the annual skate jam. This year was the eighth consecutive outing for the Harold […]

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Skater Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co.’ Opening Flagship at 286 Lafayette Street

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:09 am

In due course, Supreme will have some company in the skate culture sphere of Lafayette Street. The twenty-year-old downtown beacon will soon be challenged by a likeminded brand. Possibly too close for comfort – three doors to the north. Workers toiling at 286 Lafayette Street reveal that misleadingly-named Diamond Supply Co. is reportedly opening a flagship […]

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Watch Skater Billy Rohan Ollie Off the East Houston Pipeline [VIDEO]

Posted April 28, 2014 at 6:05 am

The never-ending East Houston capital works project does carry some benefits. We’ve seen how the construction sundries created a curbside gym in the past (cinderblocks and 2x4s); the presence of such obstructions also remains a playground for skateboarders. So… Local skater Billy Rohan was spotted yesterday evening attempting daredevil moves in the East Houston median by […]

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Checking out the Mini Skate Ramp at Leftfield [PHOTOS]

Posted September 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

Leftfield somehow managed to stuff a small half-pipe into its cramped rear yard on Ludlow Street.

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Leftfield on Ludlow Constructs Indoor ‘Skate Park’ for Saturday Event

Posted September 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Here’s something from left field at, ahem, Leftfield. Neighbors alerted us to some loud construction behind the Ludlow Street bar (see photo below), and we now know why. It’s much ado about a skate ramp. Forgtmenot wasn’t the only spot that decided to construct one. Leftfield built the quarter-pipe as part of an event to […]

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Hanksy Targets Steve Jobs and Ernest P. Worrell

Posted August 5, 2013 at 6:04 am

Hanksy returned to the Lower East Side last week with a pair of new puns.

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