** A great program and example of a community and its people and government working together for a good cause. Give our youth more options….

Within the last couple of weeks, the New York City Department of Education closed Open Road Park, a sanctuary for area skateboarders in Lower East Side, Manhattan. Yet on a summery weekend just this past May, Santigold, her fiancé Trouble Andrew, and Brian Deka Paupaw on behalf of Hoods To Woods Foundation and in tandem with Billy Rohan of Open Road, brought about the construction park’s first mini ramp. In documenting the process, Life + Times also shows you what local skaters are now missing.