It shows how far we've strayed from our roots when the last thing we can remember seeing Mike Vallely in was Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but it is what it is. A couple days ago, Vallely returned the legendary Brooklyn Banks bootleg skate park to get a couple more photos before the area is taken over for bridge construction until 2014. And knowing how things work in the NYC, it's more likely to be out of commission until 2030-2050, by which time Vallely will be 90 and kids will be riding waves of through the apocalypse flooded Manhattan. We added a few favorite videos from the Banks after the jump, feel free to add your own in the comments and suggest alternative spots.
Jeff Pang, 1989
Back to the Banks 2007