Living in New York City can be pretty brutal sometimes. The winters are bitterly cold, the rent is too damn high and getting higher, but the skating, the skating makes it all worthwhile. Almost every curb is metal, every corner has a curb cut, and there’s an endless grid of city streets to explore, navigating in and out of gridlocked traffic, hollering at the pretty girls in SoHo, bantering with the cracked out homeless dude who used to skate… All this makes New York one of the greatest cities for skateboarding in the world, and no one shows all this off better than Nick Von Werssowetz (aka LurkNYC). His New York Times clips and his longer videos like Strangers and Cee-Lo feature a wild mix of talented skaters and nutty pedestrians, the mixed lifeblood of NYC.
For this, the 44th installment of our Jenkem Mix series, Nick came through with a tracklist as diverse as the city his videos so prominently feature. Kick back on your nearest stoop and listen up.
Listen to it below… or download it here.
More Mixes? Check out German Nieves, Lucas Puig, Aaron Herrington, Riley Hawk, Anthony Pappalardo, Jim Greco, John Cardiel, Alien Workshop, Brian Anderson, Baker, Bronze, Brad Cromer, Alex Olson, Sage Elsesser, THPS, Sean Pablo or Jesse Alba.
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