Photos Of BSA #15: Holiness of Bubble Tags and Skate Ramps to Heaven in Chinatown

Happy Holidays! We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA readers, friends, and family for all of your support in 2022. We have selected some of our favorite shots by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and we’re sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

New York has a number of holy spots for street culture, and none of them should ever be regarded as permanent. Here the bubble tags pile up, levitating over the skaters who bring an energy of competition, camaraderie, constant movement, and shifting scales of athletic mastery.

They say that all the legends and masters eventually end up here at the Chinatown Skatepark directly under the roaring Manhattan Bridge. Whatever pipe you are hitting, there are cheap dumplings around the corner to fortify more tricks for hours.

Call it an altar, call it a hallowed hall; when you swerve into a place like this, you will be changed.

Tags. Chinatown, New York City. (photo © Jaime Rojo)