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Back to The Banks

Back to the Banks
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Location: Under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York. Back to The Banks
For Immediate Release – July 12, 2006
Some Spots Never Die!

Second Annual Back to the Banks Contest Lake Forest , CA – The general public looks at every obstacle and structure in public spaces without a second thought regarding their intended usage, but skateboarders have always looked at things differently. While most people see stairs simply as something to walk up, a skateboarder dreams of every possible way he can hurl his board and body down that big ol’ set or accompanying handrail. While most people see benches as only a place to rest, a skateboarder sees the tail slide and crooked grind options possible.

The same goes for the Brooklyn Banks, located on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Built in the mid 1960s, this legendary skate spot was once overrun by homeless people as a hassle-free chill spot and a place to keep dry, until skateboarders once again opened their minds and saw what others didn