Beneath the Busy Streets of NY
There is an allure to skate culture that you just can't quite put your finger on. A certain âcoolâ to the apparel, uniqueness to each deck. From the Beastie Boys to Lupe to Pharrell, and now Lil' Wayne... Skateboarding is becoming more and more prominent in the rap game.
Hidden discreetly beneath The Lotus Salon in West Village, we stumbled upon the basement entrance of Uncle Funky's Board Shop. Uncle Funky's is New York City's oldest independent longboard shop. Their full-service shop stocks an awesome selection of longboards, old-school skateboards, trucks, wheels, used longboards, and vintage skateboards from the 1960's to the 1990's.
Not to mention Jeff, owner of Uncle Funky's, is one of the most mellow, down-to-earth people ever to grace this earth. He runs the shop with wife Kristen. Super helpful and doesn't try to talk you into buying just anything. You decide what you want. They're knowledgeable and offer high quality products as well as sick board designs.
Here's a pic of the man himself, Jeff! Check out more pics of the shop at www.unclefunkysboards.com
Uncle Funky's is located at:
128 Charles St. (corner of Charles St. and Greenwich St.)
New York, NY 10014
1 train to Christopher St - Sheridan Sq
Open 7 days a week from 12pm â 7pm
Great people, great products, great service, great prices. What more could a skater ask for?