Slam City just dropped another one of its extensive interviews with Zoo York cofounder, Eli Gesner. It covers all of the history, changes, and current state of affairs since the Under Old Management rebrand in 2019. It’s a must-read piece for fans of classic Zoo, and New York City street culture in general. There a numerous interesting points; but we are choosing to hone in on the below quote that breaks down how Zoo York fits in with what’s currently going on in skateboarding in N.Y.C. and the surrounding area. It’s a very self-aware approach to the culture to say the least.
In a way that’s what Zoo York was. We call all these little new companies ‘crew companies’, In New York we have The Homies, and The Brujas, and The Gnarmads, and Gang Corp, and we give some of these kids Zoo boards, but the way it is now, at the end of the day they’re all really just all about their crew. Their friends. And that’s how it should be. Skate crews are like the new graffiti crews. Like The Irak crew. Shoutout to Earsnot.
Head over to Slam City’s site to read the entire piece.