One of the best parts of living in New York is never running out of excuses to not explore your neighborhood. No matter what the place or activity is, you can always say it’s too far, too hard to get to, or just too boring.
Eventually though, you gotta leave your tiny fucking apartment and see what’s out there. So last week on Chinese New Year, we met up with two local kids who grew up not far from New York’s Chinatown but had never seen Chinese New Year first hand. So we signed them out of school early and took them to see the real deal for the first time.
If you also like to keep your head up the high-priced butt of the NYC skate scene, you might know these kids, Kyota Umeki and King. They’re 16 and 15 years old, so skating around with young kids was a nice change of pace. It makes you remember the spontaneity of rolling around with your friends, hitting random non-spot spots, and yelling curse words to feel cool.
Watch our multicultural urban field trip above, and if you need any 30 year-old jaded skaters to chaperone your high school function, shoot us a fax. Jenkem is for the children!
BREAKING THROUGH WITH WKND’S SARAH MEURLE
Talking priest cheese, Jante, Allemansrätten, and other Scandinavian shenanigans.
WE HAD A MOVIE CRITIC REVIEW CLASSIC SKATE VIDEO SKITS
Enjoy her unfiltered takes on which skate video skits she thinks are any good.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
REVISITING “WELCOME TO HELL” THROUGH THE EYES OF A JAZZ ARTIST
Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason removed the original Welcome To Hell soundtrack and re-scored it to Jazz.
MAKING ANYTHING INTO A SKATEBOARD WITH SKATE SHAPEZ
Any shape, any graphic. Come on, those rusty wheels in your brain have to be turning...