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The King of New York, a contest series that began at Mullally Park in the Bronx in 1995, is still running every year, and still spotlighting New York City's newest BMX talent. Because I'm old, I was there for the beginning of the series, and although I could've done without the wrestling matches or live sets from Sick of it All, the contests were a magical time for the earlier days of the New York City BMX scene.
This past summer, the King of New York completed their 15th year of competition, and Protagonist BMX was on hand to document why the King of New York series is such an important part of the heritage of the NYC BMX scene. Including testimonials from event organizers Casio and Danny Parks, along with Tyrone Williams, Desmond Rhodes and Rob Deveaux, this video documents a sincere gathering of BMXers having fun and riding together in NYC, just like it was in the beginning.
Wanna read more about the 2010 King of New York? Check out the write up here.