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pedal to the metal

Posted: June 22, 2010 in life, love
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the best hidden secret gem of new york city. ahemm….city? grassy knolls, sand dunes, waves and refreshing ocean breezes. welcome to fort tilden. well worth the 30+ miles roundtrip pedal pump. but shh. don’t tell anybody. yyyyyeeeeaaaahhh!

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so i arrive the first night and randomly look into a restaurant window, only to stare into the eyes of none other than infamous skate photographer bryce kanights. small world indeed. i know bryce from SF and turns out the entire west coast skate population has invaded my first official weekend in NY for the maloof money cup. icing on the cake was the book release shindig for “full bleed”…NYC skateboard photography and the KCDC art show. hence, fun parties and shenanigans and people and radness oh my. within a matter of days i’ve been immersed in and schooled on the NY skate scene…and honored with familiar justin strubing smiles; bigger than big. GOOD TIMES!!!

check out radcollector.com!

oh NYC.

Posted: June 5, 2010 in inspiration, life
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too much to see. too much to do. sleep is no longer an option.

218 S. 3rd St.

Posted: June 4, 2010 in life, things
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6 floor walk up. as real as it gets. the streets alive with energy, PR & DR families sitting on stoops, hanging out windows, handball, dominoes, blaring music, ice cream trucks and spewing fire hydrants. awesomeness.

how sweet it is.

Posted: June 3, 2010 in life, travel
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the first inkling that i knew brooklyn was in my blood might have been 1987 when i found out about the beastie boys…and that feeling was revisited hardcore when i finally made my first visit in 1997. in that 10 year span, movies like ‘crooklyn’ & ‘kids’ jolted my senses and left deep indents on my soul. maybe too, it was telling that the only guy that ever asked me to marry him was from brooklyn. it is now 2010 and i’m finally ‘here’ here….fresh off the boat!

sabbatical starts now.

Posted: June 1, 2010 in life
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LAX —> LGA…next stop Brooklyn.

LA is really full of beauty. Mainstream and underground.