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Steve Rodriguez & Mark Nardelli

Photograph By Alessandro Simonetti

Sayreville, N.J.'s Steve Rodriguez has solidified himself in New York City lore with his hard-working, blue-collar brand, 5Boro. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, Rodriguez and his partner, New Jersey ripper Mark Nardelli, have literally changed the face of skateboarding in NYC. Rodriguez and Nardelli have spent countless hours aiding the city in building skateparks, fundraising and hosting events in all the boroughs. 5Boro has given N.Y. kids a home-grown sense of worth with an accessible brand for the skaters and by the skaters -- from New Jersey.