Ryan Hickey

B. B. Kings

For this Sunday's brunch, it's one savant cocktail of savors that awaits you right now under the form of this edit by legendary N.Y.C. skate filmmaker R.B. Umali (yes, the one behind "MIXTAPE" for a golden-era Zoo York, amongst many other works). As its title suggests, we're talking a retrospective of footage collected throughout the decades and video productions, nowhere but at the mythical skate spot of Brooklyn Banks. One that just so happens to be under quite the imminent threat of destruction, by the way - a decision one can still help oppose via this petition right here. Anyway, in the silly hypothesis that such a landmark would need a video resume of sorts to certify its cultural importance to the masses, then this one would have to be it, featuring a who's who of some of the most classic East Coast styles and pretty much a compilation of the most memorable moves and moments ever spent on those bricks. Just look at that roster!

Dat mixtape ya need!

All right, history class to kick off the year the right way! And, sure, the elders will get teary eyed reminiscing their glory days, but all young bucks among you will get their kicks too: after all, stylish skateboarding on rough spots can only improve with the years, doesn't it?

Gold, Jerry, gold!

Since the center of Now is now pinned in a space and time that could named "the New York of the 90's", this drops at a perfect moment! Dan Wolfe just released his Eastern Exposure 3 in top quality… It's all here: the coolest line ever caught on film to kick things off, a good chunk of the Kids casting not necessarily bare chest and doing what they did best in the street, and even half of the footage ever produced by the only "King of New-York", hence Ryan Hickey, which has not aged a bit. Wait, you haven't clicked, yet? To top it off, this part will open the door to a real classic…

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