Mention the South Bronx (New York City) to anyone and we’re pretty certain that they’ll conjure up two imagesHip Hop or poverty. Now while both aren’t necessarily inaccurate, they’re also not representative of the huge skateboard culture that exists among the brown and black local youth. Take the annual Battle For The Bronx competition, for example. While it may not be on the mainstream media, the yearly event, hosted by Indigenous Skateboards, brings out hundreds of skateboarders to compete in a day full of riding and comradery. Here is a visual recap of the 2013 gathering:
Major League Soccer recently announced a partnership between Manchester City FC and the New York Yankees to bring the league its 20th franchise, New York City FC. Manchester City FC will own the majority of the team while The Yankees own the rest. The team will start playing in 2015 and will be the first MLS team to play within the 5 boroughs. A 20,000+ seat stadium currently being planned for construction in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Park with a tentative plan to play in Yankee Stadium while the project is completed. Mayor Bloomberg has already thrown his support behind the plan saying that Flushing Meadows Park is “the best place for it for everybody.”
The Zoo York “bombers” recently paid a visit to the home of the Bronx Bombers, Yankee Stadium, to unleash skateboarding havoc. Watch as the crew, made up of Chaz Ortiz, Dave Willis and Brandon Westgate, gives itself a VIP tour to the premises while on their boards. So epic!
Check out this crosscultural musical blast from the past!
AllStar weekend was in full swing here in New York City this past weekend. As part of the festivities there was a stickball tournament in Harlem where Willie Mays was the honoree! We witnessed Josh Hamilton’s fireworks display during the Homerun Derby and finally, last night, we experienced our first and last AllStar game at the old Yankee Stadium, “The House That Ruth Built.” Thanks to R2 Studios for the flix! Without further ado, here are our highlights!