What’s good Bustin fam?! We want to thank everyone that came out to support this past Thursday here at our Bustin Brooklyn location. The Good Vibes, Creative Minds crew had some amazingly talented artist come thru and put on one epic show! There were magicians, singers, poets and tons of skaters!
The King Speaks
Brooklyn is my habitat. I judge how successful my week was on by how few times I have to make a trip across the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. So far it has been a perfect week. There is always so much going on here, and with a board under your feet you can easily be everywhere! Today I will do a “day in the life of” and give you a glimpse of the daily Brooklyn life.
Did you know the neighborhood we are located in here in BK is called Williamsburg? And that it only takes 5 minutes to cross the Bridge and be in the city? Or that Marcy is one of our cross streets? What up Jay-Z?! Okay…maybe we are a 10 minute skate from Marcy Projects where Jay grew up but there is enough to see without, being so close to Bed-Stuy. Come visit and the crew will be happy to show you around. Until then…enjoy these photos!
Bustin Brooklyn is stoked to be joining with Good Vibes, Creative Minds for the first of many events to be held here this summer. Marc “Harlem’s Host” Rodriguez is a Bustin OG rider and is one of the members of the Good Vibes crew. They have been organizing this event for a few months now are we are excited be moving this progressive movement here. Check out the this video from one of the recent sessions.
The event is on Thursday, April 24 from 6-10 and we will be grilling in the backyard with burgers and dogs going for $1. We will also be raffling products from a few sponsors like ourselves, Bern and Bear trucks! Tickets will also be $1. Proceeds from both food and raffle will be going to the Longboarding For Peace charity group. Everyone is welcome to come and support and/or participate. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
If you had a very generous amount of used/broken/blemished decks what would you do with them?
Over the years I’ve seen boards used in many different ways. Some toe the line on ridiculousness and some have been ingenious. A consistent favorite of mine has been having friends art the back of boards in their own unique visions.
We have a few decks here at Bustin Brooklyn that have been shredded to death but are in great condition to be used for something else. Only limited by imagination. What keeps popping in my head is furniture pieces for the basement and backyard but we are open to suggestions. Think you can build something yourself? Even better!
Please email me at email@example.com or stop by 340 Grand St and show me what you got!!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog but spring is here and my creative flow is beginning to thaw with the long awaited rising temperatures. I’m not going outside shirtless yet…but for a lot of people “cuffing” season is over. We celebrated the spring equinox with our annual Bustin Brooklyn Spring Push. Bustin riders and NYC skate family met here at the shop for a quick street session before skating the Williamsburg Bridge into the city. Throughout the day we had a crew of about 30 riders mobbing city streets and posting up at parks between sprints!
The crew kept skating but it was back to Brooklyn for me. I was meeting up with Bustin OG crew Nat2Legit along with Brian and Travis Davenport. My homegirl Tanisha Long, who happens to be on MTV’s Girl Code, was doing stand-up comedy at FADA here in Williamsburg; it was a perfect opportunity to support her and catch my friends up with all the stories from my month long trip to China!
I greatly enjoyed experiencing culture of China and the skate community there made me feel like family from day one. I left a piece of my heart in Shanghai but Brooklyn is still home. And I’m stoked to be hitting the streets again with my Bustin fam. Hopefully a lot of you will be visiting NYC this summer and we would love for you to drop in and say hello. This is your home as well and we would love to shred with you!