There are certain skate spots in this world that are sacred, so much so that the dirty materials they’re made out of become a cherished keepsake.
Here in New York, we have the Brooklyn Banks, the ever-rolling brick wave that seems to be under constant threat of demolition. When word got out that the city was removing the majority of the original bricks–for good this time–we couldn’t let these treasures be lost to the dustbin of history.
In the deadest days of quarantine lock-down, we biked out to the Banks to get our hands on as many bricks as we could carry with the idea to send them out to the skaters that made them significant.
Though it would’ve been sick to save wheelbarrows of bricks and send them out to every skater that’s ever done a wallride, we settled on four because they are damn heavy and it’s the thought that counts.
The final list of brick recipients: Huf, Quim, Javier Nuñez, and Cardiel, who each imbued a little bit of soul into the stone. But hey, if you think you deserve a brick too because of that backside flip you did on THPS, what’s stopping you from grabbing one yourself?
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June 22, 2020 2:42 pm
love watching boys find dirty bricks
June 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Online sale? Raffle? They did this with the OG Chicago Bulls stadium.
June 23, 2020 3:38 pm
You should have sent one to Perter Bici, Jeff Pang and Steve Rodeiguez. Steve was the only pro at the banks who didn’t bigtime the out of town kids visiting the spot for the first time.
June 23, 2020 3:43 pm
And Rodney Torres needs a brick too! No disrespect to Cardiel but that’s like saying Andrew Reynolds deserves a Love Park tile.
June 23, 2020 6:09 pm
for sure, those guys all live in NY tho and can grab some bricks too. They only got 4
June 24, 2020 9:44 pm
whole early zoo team (mixtape ) squad. called out ishod and jake johnson… Them dudes kill but not who you think of for the banks. The ones you never heard of that was there everyday deserve them bricks holding down the spot. Just my opinion. Reese trick was ill but he gets that pulaski marble. no one mentioned dan zimmer, fred galls balls cited peter bici which is truth.