In the early '90s I started a small personal website called "The City" which covered skateboarding in New York. By 1999 Metrospective.com had emerged with a mission to feature raw local talent and bring some much needed exposure to New York. While the dreaded Y2K didn't end the world the way some people theorized, the new millenium brought about a number of earth-shattering events and tragedies that scarred New York skateboarding deeply. New York needed something positive, so with the help of Kerel Roach and a lot of good friends, I hosted the first "All City Skate Jam". This was my tribute to skateboarding in the '80s and '90s back when everyone skated the streets together and skateboarding in New York was more of a community. This was the first event of its kind to hit NYC and it helped pave the way for many larger events to follow.

In 2003 I wanted to bring something new but very familiar to the table, something that represented the integrity, quality, and style that I knew and grew up with skateboarding, I wanted to start something "Official". It all started very humbly out of my basement in New York with a few clean pieces that I designed myself and were all manufactured here in America. It was more costly this way but quality was important. In the beginning I was just hooking my homies up with product to skate, eventually that grew into something more. With a few close friends, that clique became a team and flew under the flag of Official Skateboards. Still looking to continue the support I had for skateboarding in New York, for both the locals and the other New York-based brands and companies Metrospective.com continued on as OfficialNewYork.com.

Today, not much has changed, a little older and a little wiser we're still pushing in the streets skating like I was with my friends when I was 12.


[ USA ]
Autumn
436 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212)677-6220

Blades Board and Skate
659 Broadway
New York , NY 10012
(212)477-7350

Co-op Skate Shop
161 Dreiser Loop
Bronx, NY 10475
(718)320-3707

Day One
605 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203)331-9525

Eastern Boarder
254 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Nashua, NH 03061
(603)888-0722

Homage
151 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718)596-1511

Identity
130 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH
(603)436-9393

KCDC
99 North 10th Street
Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NY
(718)387-9006

Mass Transit
78 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516)561-2521

NJ Skateshop
389 Washington Road #2
Sayreville, NJ 08872
(732)651-1123

Rival
225 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212)929-7222

Second Nature Skateboard Shop
72 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914)333-0110

The Shelter
35 Commerce Avenue
Albany, NY 11206
(518)438-2228

Skate Lair
841 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860)741-6203

Special Sauce
37 E. Main St
Bay Shore NY 11706
ph. 631-666-3290

Supreme
274 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
(212)966-7799

[ Canada ]
S&J Sales
ATTN: Chad Albert
1655 Feldspar Court
Pickering, Ontario, L1W-3R7
(905)420-5001
chad@sjsales.com

[ Japan ]
Gum Gum Inc
ATTN: Mr. Yonebayashi
3F Ooino Bldg. 3-8-6 Nishiazabu
Minato-Ward, Tokyo 106-0031 Japan
03-5795-1385 / 1386
info@gumgum.co.jp

( Japanese Shops )
M80 Sk8 Shop (prefecture: Shizuoka)
Double Faith (Kanagawa)
Itaya (Shizuoka)
Pool-Skate (Fukui)
Stormy (Tokyo)
Is Ollies (Osaka)
Oval (Aichi)

[ New Zealand ]
NYZ
shop 2, 214 Karanagahape Road
Auckland City
keight@fabrik8.co.nz

[ Spain ]
Welcome Skateboarding
c/Alburquerque 7
Madrid, 28010
91 445 73 58
welcomesk8@welcomesk8.com

Rap Style
C/ Asuncion No: 12, local B
03501, Benidorm (Alicante)
+0034 677807238
rapstylewear@hotmail.com

[ Sweden ]
PTNC
ATTN: Jake Lewis
Andra Långgatan 3
Gothenburg, Västergötland
413 27

[ Tahiti ]
ZEROPK
ATTN: Willy Muller
BP43254 Fare Tony
98713 Papeete
TAHITI
P:00689 747076
pkzero.tahiti@yahoo.fr

These are just a few shops that show us a lot of love, the list is always changing, if your shop has been slacking tell them to get Official.

If you are a shop or distributor and are interested in carrying Official Skateboards feel free to contact us: bryan@officialskateboards.com











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