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612: Cheers! Jason Oliva [New Paintings] Iphonage by Derek Rinaldi

Thanks to all the Skate Bruthas that came out for the show I only wish we could have had more one on one time. John Fudala, Michael Cohen, JR, Derek, two generations of Padulos, David Padulo, Lucas and Collin Padulo, Patrick Guidotti, an early appearance by Steve Rodriguez, Wig (who I embarrassed myself by not recognising but in my defense the last time I saw him we were in a police station, he was my height and it was 1987) Ken Deitz and his wife who went home with some art! and the King of all appearances Jay Henry and the lovely Amber. Jay it was so rad to see you as I was saying at the show you make up the triumvirate of my art heros: Jay Henry, Dan Tag and Steve Mannion. It was a great night that went on till the wee hours of the morning. I think the grand total was 4 double magnums of white wine and 12-15 Mag’s of red wine. And speaking of fine wine I even had a chance (I think sometime after Mid-night) to hand out the last of the fine wine…THOS and EN-JAY tee’s

too cool, cant wait to do it again.

Jason

Photos by Derek Rinaldi

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Michael Cohen and JR Cronheim

Patrick Guidotti and Nicole

Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

Midnight Tee Shirt’s

More Midnight tee’s and Drake drinking right from the bottle.

‘Red Annunciation’

John Fudala, Derek Rinaldi, Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

John Fudala, Derek Rinaldi, Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

The Lovely Amber and Jay Henry

Wig (Of DogWig) and Jay Henry

Jason Oliva and Jay Henry

Jason Oliva and Jay henry

Thanks a ton Derek! and thanks for the radio shout out as well.

very cool

Here are some bonus shots too:

John Fudala, Ken “The Collector” Deitz, Dave “The Collector” Padulo, Derek Rinaldi and Jay Henry

Lotta Barn Boys in this shot.

Photo Jason Oliva

Jr Cronheim, Derek Rinaldi and Wig

Photo Jason Oliva

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275: Rodney Smith Shut Skates, back in the day, New Jersey

Rodney Smith Metuchen, NJ train station. Back in the day.

Rodney Smith Metuchen, NJ train station, back in the day

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

I hear Rodney is getting his knee operated on so I figure we should wish him a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back on a SHUT board soon.

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237: Jeremy Henderson The Godfather of NYC skatebarding 1989 Thompkins square park contest, photos by I Ching. Shut Skates NYC Rodney Smith fills us in.

Jeremy NYC Henderson The House of Steam I CHING

Jeremy Henderson Boardslide 1989 Tompkins square park NYC

Jeremy Henderson NYC I CHING The House of Steam wall ride

Jeremy Henderson Wall Ride 1989 Tompkins square park NYC

Photo’s I Ching


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Ok so these photos from Irene Ching are too cool!!

NYC’s Jeremy Henderson, Barn Ramp Local and Godfather of NY Skate competing in 1989.

For all the skate historians touring NYC, Tompkins Square park is between 7th and 10th, and Avenue’s A and B in what used to be lovingly referred to as Alphabet city. Along with this seminal skating event the park is also infamous for the Tompkins Square park police riot(1988). Not many people remember this bit of NYC history. I do because myself and Chris “Weepy” Blank happened to be in the riots attendance. We where walking home (Chris’s Mother had recently moved into one of the near by re gentrified apartments) after attending a Danzig (hell yeah!) show at The Ritz and found ourselves in a bit of Chaos. A lot about that neighborhood has changed since then it was in 1989 when The Ritz moved uptown and Tompkins Square park till this day is still closed every night to the public (seriously do not cross that park at night, it will earn you a one way ticket to a police holding cell)

I am not gonna say much here about these pictures. Hopefully Irene Ching and her NYC Crew can chime in with more detail. Maybe Rodney Smith of Shut skates will add a thing or two as well. (Oh look, he has!!)
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SHUT NYC

Jason

I’ll do my best to keep you updated on NYC. The SHUT shop will open in three or less weeks. It will be located at 158 Orchard street between Stanton and Rivington.
Our office is in the basement. Come check us out when your in the city.


The photos you have are from back in 1989. Shut and Skate NYC ( a now de-funkt shop that was located in L.E.S. ) held an Am. contest in Tompkins Square park. It was in association with the parks dept. Because of the parks departments willingness to support skate boarding at the time, this contest was legendary and laid the groundwork for skate parks in NYC.


Not trying to take anything away from Kessler ( Riverside wasn’t the first NYC skate park). After the contest these ramps were placed ( thanks to the parks dept.) in Malally park ( in the Bronx near Yankee stadium) and designated as the first skate park in NYC.

The contest was pretty big and got written up in THRASHER. Shut also received it’s first cover, which Henderson got at the banks.

Jeremy Henderson NYC SHUT Thrasher cover October 1989

The Parks dept. commissioner Bill Castro put up the money up, gave the “ Go ahead” and the Shut squad built the course. This was the biggest step toward skaters no longer being labeled as a “menace to society”. The parks dept. was keeping a close watch on the activities. None the less we kept shit in order and impressed the City officials.


We invited some of the top Am riders from Cali ( H-Street, Schmitt stix, Circle-A, Z etc…) as well as the mid –west and east coast. Bryce Kanights and Bill Thomas shot the flicks.
Some notable riders included Danny Sargeant , Brian Lotti, Carl Schultz, Steve teague , , Jeff Toma and the entire Shut team.

1989 was also the same year Darren “Team Steam’s Moose” Menditto , Steve Herring and seven Shut boys made the NSA eastern district finals for Vert and street.

Peace

Rodney

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Nice one Rodney!!

Big thanks and best of luck with SHUT’s NYC Flagship operation. I know we will all be hanging out there soon.

Keep checking in for News and pictures from the Upcoming SHUT shop grand opening and as always go to http://skatedaily.net for all your skating news.

Its vacation time!! See everyone in a week or so…. keep the emails flowing

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74: The House of WEEP: New York City SHUT SKATE Maestro Rodney Smith with a few words about The WeepStar.

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Jason

I am totally and will always be down for the Weep man….If I can say a few things and have you post it that would be killer.On my list of friends and family ,Weep had his own category. I never met anyone with the guts and will to live and journey through life the way he did.
The enthusiasm that came from Weep was beyond any I’d ever seen. It was a sincere enthusiasm with a super calm demeanor ,that Big up’d any and all that he touched and encountered.
Having this guys presence in your personal life gave you an angle on life un-common to any perception or perspective in everyday life. Whenever he had news of something he was doing or about to do , my enthusiasm towards life would grow. It didn’t matter if we had a 2 second conversation or 2 hour face to face chat, Weep always passed on his good nature vibe. And talk about big cajones….traveling cross country ( in the dead of winter) on a small cc motorcycle , tackling big mountain snow runs , ice climbing antics and throwing down tricks on any skate terrain .
All heart and fearless under many circumstances. You don’t run into people like that ever and calling him rare is an under statement. Missed by many but remains in the souls of thousands. Legends never die
Legends never die……………

Thank you for the words Rodney!!

I know WEEP always enjoyed hanging with you and being around SHUT.

I have my own passed on SHUT board from back in the day that you flowed to Weepy and he flowed to me…alway willing to share the wealth he was.

Everyone take the time to checkout http://shutnyc.com/ and see what Rodney and his crew are up to in 2006…There is a great video and an article that mentions Tom, Jeremy, Puppethead and others.

Thanks again Rodney

Jason Oliva

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