Here are two recent videos in which the LES neighborhood is the star (or at least has a cameo). They both, of course, tout clothing labels but they reflect the roots of the neighborhood skate and graffiti scene that has now become profitable for some.
We found this one on Animal and features a “Day in the Life” of skate legend Mark Gonzalez (shot for Four Star Clothing). He stops by the Open Road Rooftop, which we featured recently in our story about New Design High School.
We found this neighborhood vid at Frank151. It features the store Sneaktip (next to Frank’s Chop Shop)
and local Craig Hackey, who “gives the viewer a good little look into
the retail culture that Frank helped to pioneer in Downtown New York”.