Monday, December 28, 2015


Paul Young's epic video filled with a smorgasbord of talent has hit the net...FEEL BETTER MARK!
you can buy a physical copy at

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Baby's Feet

A year ago, Mark would come crash on the Erie couch for a few days at a time. Him and Jay would go out and skate with the camera with no real agenda. As you can tell, his 'no agenda' is better than most video parts today. Good job Mark and Jay!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

report potholes

Derm and his buddies put out this rad little edit

Coming tomorrow, Jay has a lost Baby part for y'all 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Daze of Our Lives

It's been a while since I could make one of these. A semi-B roll of skateboarding on a daily basis type edit. The fun times behind the warm up/try to skate for real type thing? I don't know, I'm rambling at this point. This one starts out with a Junk Spot memorial and goes on to be the random things that happen behind the scenes. Enjoy or don't.
Daze of Our Lives from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Paul Young (@hityouoffmanagement) is premiering his new video the day before Thanksgiving at the Sunshine Theater in NYC. The dude's in it are constantly ripping and The Baby has a full part...look at that photo for fuck's sake, damn. Go check it.


Not that anyone checks this, but if for some reason you do...sorry for the quiet the past month and a half. Between work, bills, and trying to fit in time for skating/family/friends, the poor blog slipped under my radar. But fret not! I'm back to rehash more bullshit content for you!

First of all, the Beachcooler homies and myself have been skating/hanging a lot over the past month and we are going to combine our efforts into a full length video project #PIECOOLER. So, as progress goes underway on that follow people on instagram for updates:
@shrednj @caseymshaw @raysykeshelps and too many others to mention

Enjoy their first offering, Beachcooler and some Pie to tide you over...

Beach Cooler from casey shaw on Vimeo.

The Pie from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Chico is a ruling dude. He put out this part with a bunch of homies in it for his 43rd birthday

Thursday, September 24, 2015

MAN of MANY bikes

Felipe is looking for Junk Spot photos for a show...
email him @ with anything.

Here are some gems from the last day.


Ron and Jersey Dave were working on this all summer before the destruction. Despite getting cut short, it still came out super sick. Anyone that's ever witnessed Ron skating there knows that he absolutely killed the place. chaaaaa boiiieeeee

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Eaton's Salute

to Junk Spot in VHS...#ripjunkspot

Thursday, September 17, 2015


The Jersey Journal did a great write up on the Junk Spot in the wake of its destruction. Jay supplied the with some great photos...#ripjunkspot

It's not easy to find Junk Spot.
You have to head almost to the end of Jersey Avenue, right behind the Jersey City Medical Center, and make a right at what quickly turns into a gravel road. Go past the rusted metal shed that's home to a machine parts store and then hook a left.
There aren't many people around here, even on a sunny summer afternoon. A guy who works inside that metal shed said criminals come to steal parts, and sometimes couples visit the secluded location "for a piece of afternoon delight." The area is ... unsavory.
But since 2009 it has attracted skateboarders, who meet at a concrete slab amid the trees and the weeds, in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike Extension. The lot has been vacant for as long as anyone can remember, so the skaters turned it into what's considered one of the best DIY skateparks in the area. Junk Spot.

"People come from all over to skate here," said Josh Ettinger, 23, who owns Travel Skateshop in Roselle Park. Jay Hoban, 31, of Jersey City, who takes photos of the skaters in mid-full cab, called the place his "second home."
It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't meant to be. The obstacles were made of concrete and cheap wood and pipes. There was graffiti and litter everywhere. A donor on an online fundraiser for the site called Junk Spot "crusty NJ DIY at its best!"
Ron Deily, 29, of Jersey City, said he and his fellow skateboarders raised and spent thousands of dollars creating dozens of obstacles. They even built a dugout of sorts — they call it the Hut; a guy with an unprintable nickname helped construct it — for when they want to sit in some shade and smoke or drink a can of Coors Light.
But Junk Spot is no more. A dude in an excavator showed up yesterday to tear their homemade obstacles to pieces. Word spread quickly, and by yesterday afternoon skaters were there to watch.

Deily wasn't taking it very well.
"Deep, deep remorse," he said when asked what he was feeling.
Teddy Becks, 19, of Jersey City, has been skating at Junk Spot for years.
"A lot of good times here, bro," he said.
The skaters were bummed, but resigned. This happens. They find a location they can use without being hassled by cops, call it home for a while, and then the property owner finds a sudden use for it, so they're onto the next empty lot.
"Sometimes it lasts forever," Ettinger said, "sometimes it lasts a week."
But big empty spaces fit for DIY skateparks are hard to find, especially in Downtown Jersey City, where the few vacant lots are being snatched up for new high-rises. Who knows where the next one will be?

It's not entirely clear who owns the land where Junk Spot is. City tax maps show there's a narrow strip of land owned by NJ Transit that runs along the Turnpike extension, but there's also a piece of private property that might be where Junk Spot is. Officials in the tax assessor's office couldn't figure out which property owner is responsible for it.
A NJ Transit spokeswoman said the state agency likely doesn't own it. A request for comment from the other property owne, Argent, was not returned. The guy in the excavator was pretty cagey when asked who sent him.

Sitting in the Hut yesterday, Ettinger shook his head. In the last six years, they had all turned Junk Spot into "exactly what we wanted." He grabbed his board and headed for one of the obstacles.
"I closed up shop today just to say my peace," Ettinger said. "I had to get my final session in, you know?"
Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

RIP Junk Spot

It's a sad day here in Jersey City. The city finally bulldozed the junk spot. To all those people that built and put in a lot of hardwork, namely Jay, Pickle, MD, Ponch, and a few others, cheers dudes...the place was amazing while it lasted. Here's just a few things in memorium #RIPJUNKSPOT

Spring Daze Vol:1 from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

pickler does van trip

PickleDick edit from going on the Shorty's crew Van trip this year, looks like a radical time

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


A lot of familiar spots in this one. Good work dudes

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's the last few days to donate to #thebuildproject at NJ Skateshop...the dudes over there are looking to finish up this bowl corner! Photos by Jay Hoban (@rupaulsuterus)
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Monday, August 31, 2015


Matt Velez and the boys really killed it with this one...wait for that Baby ender part woo

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This Friday

Premiere at NJ Skateshop Hoboken STARTING AT 7PM...
The DLX warehouse crew's video 8:00AM

and the homies from down the shore's video SABLE

BYOB and enjoy some good videos.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Under the Hudson

Crack open a brew, throw on some Springsteen, and watch New Jersey's favorite son absolutely kill it. Cheers bud

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GoPro Street Luge

The other weekend, the shop got a pair of GoPros and a 30 pack to shoot something for Street League.
This is the result of that. The edit is whatever at best with the copyright restrictions they gave us, but enjoy and give NJ Skateshop a vote/donate to #thebuildproject at both shops:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015


The classic Matt Eaton dig/flip cam video from a few years back...
Zorch Tube from ShredNJ on Vimeo.
a point and shoot skateboard video by Matt Eaton.


Jay (@rupaulsuterus) continues to document the #junkspot madness happening on a daily basis

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

12 Year Anniversary

NJ Skateshop is 12 years old today. The amount they have not only done for me, but for the skateboard community around New Jersey is unparalleled. In honor of that, here are a bunch of edits I've done for them over the years. Cheers to many more!

NJ Skateshop (clip from 2011) from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

NJ Skateshop from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

NJxThunder: Marshall edition. from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

NJ Skateshop at Street League from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

SLS 2014: GoPro Hometown Challenge - NJ Skateshop from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

NJ Skateshop at Street League 2014 from ShredNJ on Vimeo.

Monday, July 13, 2015


the homies never stop. latest throwaway...

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Did you see Ron's ollie at Junk Spot? Jesus

follow on Instagram for semi-regular skate crap:

Speaking of Pickle Dick, he made an edit of him and the Shorty's dude's annual Van trip:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


JP's OUTDATED offcuts clip is the best thing you're going to see this week.

Friday, June 5, 2015

They're back

back at it with a collab with Palace. Never disappoint. 

Monday, June 1, 2015


The non-stop Baby Mark killing spree continues...
For the Love of God Politic, do something with this kid

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Levi's x Quartersnacks Set Contest

I have homies that work at both of these places, so it's awesome to see both of these edits of them skating their warehouse space. Vote and read the article here:

Curb Cut Mag

Did an article on the BQE, Shorty's, and Junk Spot...very random and awesome.
Read the full thing here:

“Ponch, Joban, and I started building first by fixing the original quarterpipe that was nearly completely destroyed, and we’ve been building ever since,” says resident Jersey City skater and craftsman Nick Gaudio. “That was two years ago I believe.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

doggy bag 14

The Baby is on a killing spree...this is just throwaway

Friday, May 8, 2015


Yes another DIY post. New Jersey is really on top of it lately. Ann Van is going strong down in Hillsborough...they're throwing a Jam to support future building and upkeep, much like the GoFundMe Ponch and Jay have going for Junk Spot. Support these dudes, it just gives us more great shit to skate in the end.


A little late on this one, but I love to see my homies get some shine. A lot of my old housemates are really doing it big over in Newark. I'm sure most of you have been over there by now and have seen how amazing it is. Jenkem did a little interview with Andrew about it...good work Sarge!


Jay and the homies have been putting in a lot of work at Junk spot. Still can fund the work here:

Some recent/some old photos from @rupaulsuterus