Tag Archives: Steve Quigley

“Why did you allow the commissioner to destroy our skate park?”

Here is a video of me asking NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe a question about the Benjamin Soto skate park on August 9th, 2011 at the Museum of New York City.  More about the meeting here. I guess he didn’t see this video. Councilman Oddo Threatens To Cut Funds To Parks Department from Group Home […]

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New Soto Skate Park: Where’s the challenge? say skateboarders and bikers

Soto Skate Park’s new look with no ramps. “This is a slap in the face,” said Stephen Quigley, 17, of Grant City, a constant presence at the skate park for the past four years. “It’s like taking tackle out of football.” (Staten Island Advance/Virginia N. Sherry) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – MIDLAND BEACH – Young skateboard […]

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Media coverage of the Protest for the Ben Soto skate park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — They had iPods in their pockets rather than guitars on their laps, and the flowers in their hair more likely hailed from the Mall than San Francisco’s hillsides. But the spirit of the 1960s, of civil disobedience and of fighting for what’s right, pulsed just the same yesterday through the crowd […]

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Staten Island’s New Dorp High School protests demolition of skate park.

Commissioner Long Where’s our Park? Arthur     Crowd I love BMX 300 Students protesting Front of New Dorp High school BenjaminSoto Deserves our Respect. Sit in. Skate on the Bull Horn. Tommy John speaking to the crowd.   Ed Pollio speaking to the crowd.   Protesters tied up.       Charlie, Steve, and Alissa. […]

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Photos of the Benjamin Soto skate park being torn down.

On April 18, 2011 the NYC Parks Department decided to ignore the cries for help by the user’s of the Benjamin Soto skate park; on that day a staff of 20 Parks Department employees tore down the whole park.

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A quiet skate park don’t get fixed.

A quiet skate park don’t get fixed. That is the new saying. The old one was, the quiet hinge don’t get oil. So these dedicated riders won’t give up. And keep going to the civic meetings and Community board meetings and here is proof its working. On March 15, 2011 the Benjamin Soto skate park users went […]

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Benjamin Soto skate park users at Civic Meeting.

Benjamin Soto skate park users at the South Beach Civic Association Meeting March 23, 2011. The Meeting went well. NYC Parks Department told the South Beach Civic that they will open the park by spring. And they plan to work with the South Beach Civic to remodel the Benjamin Soto skate park in the fall. Steve Quigley […]

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Benjamin Soto skate park users at Community Board 2 Meeting

Benjamin Soto skate park users at Community Board 2 Meeting March 15, 2011. The Meeting went well. We spoke and they said that they are willing to help raise money for the repairs for the skate park. Here are the photos              

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NY1 News Skate park Coverage

Benjamin Soto skate is in the news again. Check out the video and see the whole story here on NY1

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