May 8, 2011

Thomas Greene Park

Thomas Greene Park review from Quartersnacks...

"The people at Open Road, California Skateparks, Friends of Douglass Greene Park, and the Tony Hawk Foundation were smart enough to figure out that the best thing for New York, a place predominantly filled with ledge skaters, a place where twenty people would line up to skate a concrete island into traffic in the back of Union Square, would be to put three ledge-like obstacles in a basketball court, as opposed to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a wedge ramp to a ledge with a Euro gap three feet after it. Now at Douglass Greene Park on 3rd Avenue and Degraw Street ...they have a bench with one curved side and another straight side, a low manual pad, and an up-and-down sort of triangle ledge, all on familiar basketball court ground. Take the D, N or R to Union Street, skate north for two blocks, and make a left on Degraw"...

May 4, 2011

Sat May 7th Thomas Jefferson Park, Harlem

Billy Rohan presents Element Make it Count and King of Spring at Street Games in Harlem on Saturday May 7th 11am to 3pm. Open Road and New York City Parks invite you to join our hosts Billy, Alex Corporan, Rodney Torres, and Donny Barley. Contest runs 11am to 4pm with a course designed by Billy using Element Drop Spot obstacles. A dozen skaters will lead free skate clinics for the kids. Parks Dept is open to more skate spots cause we're telling them the numbers of skaters justify it, so come out May 7th and prove it.