Last Skate at Brooklyn Banks

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.


Mark Gonzales

Stevie Williams

Jeff Pang, 1989

Back to the Banks 2007

POSTED January 5, 2010 12:42PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

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  1. timmy jonson says:

    Brooklyn banks is not a bootleg sk8 park