Skate Brooklyn Skate Shop
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Ride Brooklyn’s extreme-sports sister store has relocated its beloved shred shop from Prospect Heights, hawking hard ($40–$550) and soft ($10–$350) goods at this 1,400-square-foot underground barracks. Pass through the garage to purchase apparel ($10–$75), shoes ($50–$80) and outerwear ($80–$350) from brands such as WeSC, Toy Machine and Adidas displayed on repurposed tree trunks. Fresh decks ($40–$55) and snowboards ($300–$550) hang on the walls, while a 22-foot-wide mini ramp complete with a vert wall extension is situated at the far end of the space. Local skaters can pay to rip the ramp ($5/day); those first stepping on their boards can sign up for group ($35/hour) or private ($45/hour) lessons. Once it gets too cold outside to push the pavement, snow equipment is added to the stock, along with services such as tune-ups for snowboards ($30) and field trips to the Catskills and Vermont ($80–$100). Get outfitted with gear, including custom Skate Brooklyn skateboard decks ($40 with grip tape), Never Summer snowboards ($400), Levi’s jeans ($50) and Supra snapbacks ($25–$32).
78 St. Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between Fourth and Fifth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–8pm; Sat, Sun 11am–7pm|
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