I’ve made the trip a million times before. NJ to NYC. Park in
Hoboken. In the 80’s, I’d take the PATH to 9th street then cross
the street to Bruno Musso’s apt where most of the SHUT gang would have
assembled on any given Saturday.
The 90’s brought Zoo York and trips to 13th and Hudson Street, above
Hogs & Heffers, passing Tippy’s jazz bar and the prostitutes and drug
pushers in the meat district. Then, before the end, it was Times
Pushing time forward we arrive at 158 Orchard Street for the opening
of The Shut Mechanics shop. The first retail endeavor for a company
with a rich history in NYC. New York City’s first skateboard company
has been pushing it’s wheels through the city streets for over twenty
years and is set up to be here for another twenty.
The crowd, as you would, imagine was overflowing from the narrow
storefront and the drinks flowed steadily at the after party @ 205.
SHUT NYC 1986 – Forever
RODNEY SMITH, PUPPET HEAD, RODNEY TORRES
DAVE ORTIZ (DAVE’S QUALITY) MEAT & FELIX
Maaaaaaan I wish I made it to this NYC SKATE HISTORY 2.0 party. Congrats Rodney hopefully I will fly in an drop by the shop soon.
Here is a picture I took of Puppet back in the 80’s Tom Groholski, Papo, and Puppethead came and skated The Girl ramp with us one day in NJ.
Jaime Puppethead Affoumado NJ 1986? Girl Ramp
Photo Jason Oliva