Throwback Thursday: The Brooklyn Banks.
The Brooklyn Banks is well known among skaters in New York City and the world. But the Banks was also a place where graffiti thrived, which is why 12oz would like to share the magic of this spot from a bygone era.
The Brooklyn Banks is located underneath the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side. It has appeared in numerous skate videos throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2010, The New York City Department of Transportation fenced off the spot and used it as an storage area while making repairs on the Brooklyn Bridge. The spot was supposed to reopen in 2014 but is still fenced off today. Today, the graffiti has been buffed and the plaza barely resembles what it once was.
Check out some old skate videos shot at the Brooklyn Banks. Also check out this New York Times piece about the Banks.