Skateboarding goes through economic ups and downs, and when it starts to look bleak, it’s the people who actually care about skateboarding, who will do anything to make it work, that will survive. Eugene Kang is one of these people, running Terminal skateshop out of his tiny living room in NYC, making a living selling skateboards. There are no store hours or restrictions: If he picks up the phone and he’s awake, he’s open for business. Eugene will even deliver and bring skate goods to you, if you aren’t too far away of course. With the skateshop only being advertised through word of mouth, the shop isn’t that well known outside of his neighborhood yet. To find out more, we took the train uptown to check out his apartment / shop and documented this local’s story with support from Levi’s Skateboarding.

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  1. Thomas

    October 14, 2014 8:47 pm

    Thank you guys for putting this together! I operate Homebase Skate Supply out my house and this gives people a better understanding of what we’re trying to do. I pay my rent on my own, so everything we sell through the shop generates it’s own money so we can keep our products as cheap as possible. No rent for a storefront = more money to keep stuff in stock. Thanks Jenkem and Eugene for doing this! You guys are killing it! Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/homebaseskatesupply.

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  2. Oliver

    October 14, 2014 10:02 pm

    levi’s?! …c’,mon!

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  3. Ed Wilson

    October 15, 2014 2:32 am

    Had the pleasure of skating with Eugene when I lived in NY. He worked with the parks department to let all the skaters store ramps that they could bring out and skate everyday. Basically made it possible for all the skaters in the Washington Heights to have a place to skate. Mad respect for everything he’s done for the community.

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    • Eugene Kang

      October 15, 2014 8:42 pm

      what up ed!
      damn, i was actually thinking about you a few days ago because this dude was doing these sick shifty ollies on the titty at 181 skatepark and thought, ed had them sick shiftys too, where did he go? i guess you moved back to the left coast? anyway, give a shout anytime you’re in town, you’re always welcome to crash here. i still have the same number and if you don’t have it, get at me on instagram (@terminalelixir) and we’ll link up. totally sick to running into you here of all places, hope you’re doing well my dude!

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      • Ed Wilson

        October 16, 2014 9:15 pm

        Look at Jenkem’s Bringing people together :)

        Just text you and will hit you up soon!

  4. caleb

    October 15, 2014 9:43 am

    this is dope. can anyone tell me what the park at the end is called?

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