By Sydney Goldberg
Ebay, didn’t work? Two months after the Autumn Bowl went on sale, the fate of this Brooklyn, N.Y. “skatemark” is decided. Autumn Skateshop Owner Dave Mims‘ creation will be reassembled in a Chicago, Ill. skatepark. Ironically, when the story first broke, I made a YouTube video about Buffalo Grove, Ill. skateboarder Brett Weinstein’s past experience there.
Also, I contacted the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe.
Hi Mr. Benepe,
The Autumn Bowl which is an historical private skateboard spot in Brooklyn is being sold for 15,000. Tony Hawk, and every other professional skateboarder has graced the ramp. What would it take for the city of New York to buy this property? Would it be possible?
Thank you for your time,
Deputy Director of Brooklyn Capital Projects Michael Lavery responded:
Dear Ms. Goldberg:
Commissioner Benepe asked me to respond to your correspondence of August 20th regarding the Autumn Bowl. Acquiring property such as this would require a substantial amount of funding. The Department of Parks and Recreation does not receive discretionary capital funds. Rather, we depend on local elected officials to allocate funding to perform acquisitions such as this. If you so wish to do so, you may contact the elected officials that represent this area and request this project be funded.
One last thought,
House of Vans= the new Autumn Bowl?
Sydney Goldberg is a senior at Indiana University studying Journalism, Studio Art, and Art History. Twitter me ♥