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New Yorkers Turn Superstorm-Damaged Sidewalk Streets Into Skate Parks

New Yorkers Turn Superstorm-Damaged Sidewalk Streets Into Skate Parks
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New Yorkers have always found a way to make the best out of a bad situation, and during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was no exception.

As trees were ripped from the ground, sidewalk squares were unearthed, creating acute angles between the slabs of concrete and their former residences.

This turned into an opportunity for skateboarder Calvin Nonato and his friends, as they discovered one of these makeshift ramps created by Sandy in Sunnyside, Queens.

“My friends and I decided to go out and look for potential new skating spots because there were some new places to skate after last year’s storm (Hurricane Irene),” said the 21-year-old Nonato.

“Sandy was much crazier though. Many blocks in my neighborhood are closed because of the trees blocking the road. I saw at least 10 cars that were smashed.

“But I’m lucky we didn’t lose any power here. Many other neighborhoods by the water got destroyed and also some of our skate-parks.”

That’s making the best out of a bad situation!

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.


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