When the New York Supreme Court granted a temporary restraining order for the state in order to prevent thousands of skateboarders zooming through traffic this weekend, Broadway Bombs founder Ian Nichols said okay. He told us that most skateboarders “aren’t criminals,” and that he didn’t want to get in trouble or break the law. The image of the anti-establishment (or girl) skater was just an antiquated stereotype left over the sport’s early punk origins. Most skaters who participated in his race, he told us, were over 30, had jobs, and found skating to be meditative.
Mr. Nichols said that he was no longer involved with Broadway Bomb, and that the event was canceled.
Apparently, some people didn’t get the memo about any of this. Read More