Work In Progress Skateboard Hands Feature Image

Work In Progress Skate Jam Recap

New York City’s commitment to skatepark development has increased exponentially over the last few years. So it’s no surprise that the borough of Manhattan alone looks to accumulate a whopping four parks come 2014, when its latest (and largest) park, Alexander Hamilton Bridge Skatepark in northern Manhattan, gets finished.

Now, although the park isn’t technically finished, it isn’t a secret (your favorite skate blogs know) that skaters from far and wide travel to rip around the most amazing, crude and unfinished brick banks this side of town. Why? Because that’s what skate rats do. They make it happen. Any opportunity to roll on those four wheels, and we’re in!

With this attitude in mind, Mass Appeal, alongside our sponsors (Red Bull, Zoo York, Shut, 5Boro, AM, Sleep, Mosaic NY, The Rat Collective, Affluent Clothing, Mira CoNYo), got together to throw down the appropriately named “Work In Progress” skate jam – an informal jam session meant to introduce the skatepark before winter really kicked into high gear. Judging from the snow we’re experiencing in the Big Apple this week, we couldn’t have been more on time.

Check out our video recap of the impromptu and energetic jam – construction cranes included. Make sure to also check out our interviews with Zoo York and Shut team riders Dave “Black Dave” Willis and Pat Hoblin, who recount their own excitement about the new park.

Photos Ruben Henriquez

Work In Progress Skate Jam Sweep

Work In Progress Skate Jam Crane

Work In Progress Skate Jam Ledges

Work In Progress Skate Jam Volcano

Work In Progress Skate Jam Overhead Shot

Work In Progress Skate Jam Flip Ledge

Work In Progress Skate Jam Product Toss

Work In Progress Skate Jam Hands

Work In Progress Skate Jam Empty Banks

Related Articles

On The Grind
On The Grind

Zoo York Kings Celebrates East Coast Skateboarding

On The Grind
On The Grind

10 Skaters Fashionable Enough For NYC Fashion Week

On The Grind
On The Grind

Shop Check: Shut Skateboards NYC

Events
Events

Work In Progress Skate Jam Goes Down This Saturday

On The Grind
On The Grind

Zoo York Rips Through Santiago Chile

On The Grind
On The Grind

Zoo York “King Of New York” Premiere Recap

Ad

Latest News

public enemy, black and white News

A New Public Enemy Album Is About to Drop

Believe The Hype, it's official.
james harden risks it all for nicki minaj at nba awards Sports

Russ Won MVP, but James Harden Won the Night

You don't get the trophy unless you risk it all
twitter-fail-blogs News

WTF is Happening to Hip Hop Twitter Right Now?!

The Fail Whale is back with a vengeance
Music

PREMIERE: BigBabyGucci Balls Out of Control On “Chris Paul”

Designer shopping and balling on them lames
big-baller-brand Hot Takes

LaMelo Ball Uses “Racial Slur” on Monday Night RAW—Just Like Vince McMahon

"Keep it up, my n****"
drake-stephcurry Sports

Drake Sends Steph Curry to the Sunken Place in ‘Get Out’ Parody

And roasts the entire NBA too
Daupe!, Tha God Fahim News

Do Tha God Fahim And Daupe! Media Have Beef?

The brand gets bitten by the culture vulture title
St. Louis Police Departement News

Off-Duty Black Cop Shot By White Officer Speaks Out Via His Attorney

Woke by gunshot
fat-joe-prodigy Video

Fat Joe Remembers Prodigy

"I place him in the Mount Rushmore of hip hop"
dj-screw-june-27 Music

How DJ Screw Made June 27 a Houston Holiday

A legend is born
big-baller-wwe Sports

Big Baller Brand Created Chaos on Monday Night RAW

Triple B Takeover
Amelia Capaz, Th0tcouture Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! @Th0tcouture

She got a tattoo of the lady on the Café Bustelo can
clams casino the listening room Music

New Music From Clams Casino, Denzel Curry, Rockie Fresh and More

The Listening Room (June 26, 2017)
DJ Premier with Prodigy and Mobb Deep Music

The Best Prodigy Rarities and Tributes SoundCloud

"Still came home with his shine"
Taylor J "Five Times" Music

Taylor J Takes Over a Five Guys in His New Video For “Five Times”

Can we get a combo?
chris brown future "pie" video Music Video

Future Adds a Bite to ‘HNDRXX’ With “Pie,” Featuring Chris Brown

You thought he'd take the summer off?