Watch Taylor Mead & Harold Hunter in Tompkins Square Park [VIDEO]
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Inspired by the recent flight of Taylor Mead in the face of alleged landlord harassment, we fell down a rabbit hole of past performances on YouTube. One of our favorites is “Man Under Wire,” the 2005 short film which was shot in Tompkins Square Park with Harold Hunter, and directed by Josh Bishop.
The late great local skater stars as a pedestrian waiting eagerly for the bird to shit in his mouth. An inquisitive Mead ambles past and asks why.
Hunter died a year later from a cocaine-induced heart attack at his Campos Plaza apartment. The Harold Hunter Foundation was organized in the wake of his death, and champions. Each year they throw the Skate Jam at Coleman beneath the Manhattan Bridge.
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