Last modified January 23, 2017 at 5:35 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Posted October 15, 2012 at 10:18 am
Area teenagers, as well as the odd twenty-something, congregated beneath the Manhattan Bridge Saturday afternoon for the sixth annual Harold Hunter Day.
Posted October 12, 2012 at 11:47 am
Established in 2006 after his untimely death at 31, Harold Hunter Day has been an annual occurrence down under the Manhattan Bridge.