I hit up Andrew Petillo, the guy who put up this edit on the ol’ YouTube, and asked him what the deal was with this spot. Here’s the rundown from him.
“All the footy was shot in 2015. As for shortys we started building in there back in 2011. Andrew McLaughlin is the founder/mastermind behind it all. The place was an abandoned shithole with a bunch of junkies using it to squat, do drugs and etc. as of now we pretty much hold it down. On the weekends the we got volleyball players outside and other riffraff the comes out to smoke or paint. It’s open to whoever wants to come. I think we also have permission from the city these days too.”
Another piece of city turned from trash into treasure thanks to the skateboarders of Newark. Remember to support your local DIY builders wherever you may be.