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11.18.14 Bucky Turco

Jenkem magazine released a gnarly new skate video entitled “The Search for BLDG.40,” that was shot at an “abandoned psychiatric center in New York state.” Although skateboarders Sean Collelo and Rob Miclei didn’t name the off-limits location, it appears to be the old Rockland Psychiatric Center, an expansive mental hospital built in 1927. It’s comprised […]

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08.27.12 Monihan & Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL stopped by Afropunk Festival’s Battle for the Streets skate competition this weekend and took the opportunity to ask a few participants for their experiences as “minority” skaters, specifically with the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. “It’s just a tactic for the NYPD to touch my balls and stuff. It’s not cool,” skater Leo Heinert told […]

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06.21.12 David Lumb

Those skateboarding rapscallions on the Lower East Side can bow down to Architecture For Humanity and Nike’s GAMECHANGER $$ for finishing the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark (a.k.a. LES skatepark) just in time for “Go Skateboarding Day.” ANIMAL’s Bucky Turco witnessed the swarms of skaters hopping and cheering around the boarding playground as if it had never […]

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