Squeezed between bars, bike lanes and bodegas in the Lower East Side, The Longboard Loft has proven to be an important part of the New York City longboard scene. Not only are they filling their shelves with the top names in the game (along with some lesser-knowns), they’re finding ways to give back to their community as well as provide an easy transition (for newcomers and rekindled interests alike) toward our favorite outdoor activity.
Mike Ryan, team manager, and Shane Gilpatrick, Social Media Monster, were kind enough to take some time out of their day to walk us through what makes the Loft unique. If you’re ever in the NYC area, swing by, say hi, ride their demo boards, bring these dudes some pizza (no anchovies) and crack a joke about Ninja Turtles. They love that stuff.