Hanksy Tags ‘Bill Skates’ on New Division Street Skate Ramp

Posted on: July 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am by

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The little neighborhood enclave where Division Street dead-ends at Canal on the eastern front is directly affected by the halo of Coleman Skatepark. That hardcore downtown style permeates the businesses that thrive here – Dah Shop, Labor Skate Shop, Forgtmenot, Bacaro, and geezer newcomer Daredevil Tattoos. It’s not uncommon to see BMX’ers and skaters congregating here for some tricks on less-trafficked roadway. So it sorta makes sense that a skate ramp would appear (out of the blue) curbside at 138 Division.

The impressively-built quarter-pipe belongs to Forgtmenot which tagged and chained the puppy for good measure. Prolific street artist Hanksy also seemed to discover the piece after it was constructed, tagging it with the new “Bill Skates” pun.

Game on.

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