The art of skateboarding requires a certain form and aesthetic that you can only attain if you know where to look. For decades, skate shops across the state of New York have been helping skateboarders build their skills, find the perfect boards, and get the look. Here are 10 great skate shops to check out.
This small shop in Albany packs a punch with its on-trend boards, footwear, headwear, and apparel from the top brands. It’s the only skate shop in the region owned by skaters.
A colorful basement shop in the West Village, Uncle Funky’s sells a variety of cool designs and brands when it comes to boards, wheels, trucks, bearings, and accessories. The shop also performs repairs.
Skate Brooklyn is a skate shop powerful combination of friendly service, passionate employees, excellent gear, and a loyal base of skaters who use the shop’s very own ramp. The Gowanus store also sells and services snowboards.
Phatman Boardshop was born in 1994—the prime of 90s skateboarding popularity. Today, the shop serves Buffalo and Western New York with skateboard and snowboard gear and repairs. They also carry disc golf equipment.
Local owner JP Gillespie has been involved in the skate community for decades. His shop stocks the latest gear, equipment, and apparel, including decks, wheels, and footwear from the best brands.
At Chapman Skateboards, you can custom-make your own deck. Submit your artwork and they’ll create it for you right in the shop. Chapman also sells their own decks, apparel, hats, and more.
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With two locations in Babylon and Sayville, Bunger has a huge stock of skateboard footwear, hard gear, and apparel to keep you looking fresh. The surf, skateboard, and snowboard shop organizes skate and snowboard events year-round.
This tiny Chinatown skates shop stocks decks, wheels, trucks, and accessories alongside hip skateboard clothing and footwear.
Since 1986, this LES skate shop has been putting together high-quality skateboards. The shop is an NYC skateboard institution, with a helpful, knowledgeable, and unpretentious staff.
For over 15 years, KCDC in Williamsburg has been a hotspot for skate culture, offering lessons, events, repairs, and apparel and gear from the top brands.