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NYC PushCulture?

written by TeamBustin February 20, 2010

I’m sure by now quite a few of you have read or heard some mention of push culture.  Probably by or about us.  And by us I mean any one of the community of longboarders than can be scene Pushing down the street at any given day under most conditions. What is NYC push culture? If you are NYC push culture then you aren’t asking that question and this blog isn’t for you….. it is about you.

This is NYC Push Culture. Never forget those three letters, NYC.  We are not the whole of it but definitely the heart.This is about our community.  How many of us can say there have been more days during this winter with longboards than without. Then you are push culture. This is not the all definitive answer, just an example. And with the start of this biweekly edition of my blog I will give you one example of our push culture and five spottings.

NYC PushCulture Spottings:

Skater weaving through traffic, eyes glazed but more focused than any bird of prey. Seen exiting Central Park at 59th street and continued to pick up speed as skater entered Times Square during rush hour. There was an acknowledgment of traffic signs and lights but the skater consistently managed to escape their clutches.

Group of longboarders sited at the corner of 14th and Broadway, corner of Union Square. This siting cannot be confirmed as group was visible for seconds only. It was almost as if they were grasping on cabs and delivery trucks as they, and I quote”flew by”.

Abnormal behavior spotted as individual with longboard waits only ten seconds for a late night train before skating home in the rain.

Gentleman in black suit stopped as he carved down Wall street, he dropped his suitcase.

Longboarder seen “tasting” pavement as pedestrian weaves in path. Longboarder then automatically seen to stand up and skate away.

These are 5 sitings and I have hardly scratched the surface of our city’s push culture. It would take more than one blog to cover it. So until the next NYC PushCulture Spottings blog, I would like to hear your Push Culture sitings.

Until next time,

We are the Concrete Kings

And that is NYC PushCulture.


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AndrewZ1 February 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Push culture is when you forget that it is possible to… walk places. “Lets go to the store.” “OK! I will grab my board.” “But is just across the street.” “Yea, that is why I am grabbing my board.” When you do go somewhere without your board you look for it when you are about to leave, then realize you don’t have it.

Benji February 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

sounds like fun

Andrew Mason February 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

That’s a dope picture. And nice blog Sol.

Annah February 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Thankyou Andrew Mason. Wasnt the MOST successful shoot, but I guess not the worst either. Thanks for the endless props walter

anthony giampaolo November 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

when is the next longboard event im just starting off and i wanted to skate with some other people in nyc

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