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Allen Street Mall-terations Two Weeks from Completion

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

That massive “mall-teration” undertaking on the Allen Street Mall is hastily drawing to a close.  Over the weekend, volunteer artists working on scene informed us that the sidewalk masterpiece should be completed sometime in the next couple weeks, contrary to what we thought earlier.

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Philippe Petit: Man on Wire in East River Park

Last modified August 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Philippe Petit is the French high-wire artist who became an international sensation for his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.  That event was chronicled in the film Man on Wire.  Now, Supreme, the sixteen-year-old bastion of downtown skate culture, has some video of Petit a bit closer to ground.

Early Edition: August 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:08 am

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Stoked at Coleman Playground

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

Skateboarding remains a vibrant component of urban life, especially downtown, where it’s not uncommon to see young professionals commuting to work on a longboard. So it was quite appropriate to see the STOKED Skate Jam in effect on Saturday afternoon at Coleman Playground on Monroe Street; it is undoubtedly one of the most extensive skateparks […]

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Grinding Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (GUMBO)

Last modified October 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Of the select few skate parks across Gotham, the one at Coleman Playground on Monroe Street (near Pike) is definitely the most unique. Tucked beneath the span of the Manhattan Bridge, this seemingly derelict recreational area boasts a slice of that old-school urban aura. Skaters of all ages take advantage of the sprawling space, practicing […]