Coleman Playground

Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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‘Harold Hunter Day’ Turned into a Weekend Festival this Year

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

The eleventh annual Harold Hunter Day upped its game for 2017. This year, the commemoration to the fallen skater spans nearly a week. Festivities began on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. As always, there will be a skate jam at the Coleman Skatepark. Four months ago marked eleven years since the death of professional skateboarder Harold […]

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On its 10th Anniversary, Harold Hunter Day Goes Bigger with X-Games Qualifier and Skate Jam Next Month

Last modified April 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm

​On the occasion of its tenth outing, Harold Hunter Day is going big with new format and calendar date (May 21-22) at the Coleman Skatepark. This past February marked the tenth anniversary of the death of professional skateboarder Harold Hunter. Shortly after his passing in 2006, fans organized a skate jam meant to help cope […]

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

Posted July 19, 2013 at 6:21 am

Prolific street artist Hanksy also seemed to discover the piece after it was constructed, tagging it with the new “Bill Skates” pun.

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Riverside Skatepark Now Named After Andy Kessler

Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:03 am

There’s a big streetside push to promote Riverside Skatepark on the Upper West Side. A team of neighborhood skate shops – Labor, Shut, Reciprocal, Blades, Paragon – have been doling postcards around the city to help get the word out. Riverside Skatepark – located at 108th Street – opened for the season on May 16. […]

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‘Come Up Tour’ Skate Jam at Coleman Skatepark Tomorrow

Posted May 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

Transworld Skateboarding is in town this weekend for its “Come Up Tour.”

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Klughaus Gallery Vacates 47 Monroe Street

Last modified January 15, 2013 at 6:48 am

Gritty street-style showroom Klughaus Gallery recently departed its Chinatown perch.

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