With so many people fleeing New York we were curious to see if we could get away with skating some spots that are usually an instant bust.
Manhattan is usually swarmed with tourists this time of year which means security would normally be at its peak, but our hope was that due to the coronavirus, things would be a little different.
Christian Henry from REAL was visiting and had been trying to get a trick at a spot made famous by Jake Johnson and others over the years but had already been kicked out twice before.
With his time in the city running out, we tagged along as he went to get the clip and end his trip on a high note. To our surprise, security was still there doing their job the same as ever, and a handful of brave tourists were still going about their business in Times Square taking selfies and getting in the way.
NERDING OUT WITH THREE RARE DECK COLLECTORS
If you ever wanted to reclaim a piece of your childhood and cop that one deck you saw in a CCS catalog, hopefully, this will be a solid place to start.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.