We Out Here
Until the late 1980s, skateboarding was primarily associated with Southern California. Thanks to the sport’s growing popularity and the help of brands like Airwalk, skate extended its reach beyond the West coast, eventually making its way across the country to New York City -- a skate hot spot with its own style distinct from the "So Cal" scene. Despite its limited real estate and unreliable weather, NYC today is considered one of the most popular and skate-friendly cities in the world, home to more than 20 skate parks and, like the rest of the country, a city experiencing a spike in youth participation. And with it there is a new chapter unfolding on the NYC skate scene with a growing group of young urban skaters with their own style, look and attitude that are challenging the geographic and social paradigms that have long been associated with the sport.