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!
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
February 13, 2019 4:52 pm
That was terrific, great job guys!!
February 14, 2019 8:39 am
“That was terrific, great job guys!!” …that is how you sound.
February 15, 2019 3:41 am
Im dead Lmao
February 15, 2019 9:26 am
That was terrific. It’s fantastic to see other cultures and its relation to within the context of the ART of skateboarding. Great job guys!
May 20, 2021 12:44 am
Terrific comments, great job guys!!