Let's get this Shred!

A blog on all things skateboarding brought to you by Substance Skatepark. 

In NYC we've got some world class street skating and an increasingly impressive spread of skateparks. Here is a list of the best core skate shops in New York City that we think you will love and want to support for years to come. It's time to change those yellow wheels and get a new sled under your feet. Let's go! 

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, living in Brooklyn and Manhattan comes with plenty of perks – one being that there's no shortage of amazing skate shops to check out. With stores specializing in decks, wheels, protective gear and even vintage boards for sale, it's easy to get overwhelmed trying to choose which shop is right for you. That's why we've created this guide – to make the process easier so you can find exactly what you need without having to go store-hopping across town! Let's take a look at the best skate shops NYC has to offer!


Substance Skatepark 

First up is our very own Substance Skatepark a 15,000 Sq ft Indoor skatepark with a small shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Substance offers a blend of experiences including 24/7 key memberships, day passes, skateboarding camp, lessons, afterschool and all kinds of events including birthday parties for the "groms". The skate shop at Substance has a small selection of local up and coming brands, and brands you already love. Best of all 1% of all sales at substance goes to forest conservation. 

Become a Key Member
314 Scholes St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Weekdays 4pm-8pm
Weekends 10am-8pm

Uncle Funky's Skate Shop

Up next Uncle Funky's! Good people with a friendly Basement Skate Shop with the goods. Nice selection of skateboard decks, skateboarding essentials and longboards. Uncle's doesn't sell any shoes but they have plenty to offer if you are in the market for boards. Family vibes beginner friendly overall a great place to stop by and grab a complete for you the kids and well your uncle. Tell your whole family to follow these guys and support your favorite funky uncle. 


128 Charles St # Store, New York, NY 10014
Closed Monday


Labor Skateboard Shop

If you can't find what you need at our small shop at Substance Skatepark just one block away you will find our neighbors the Labor crew. They have alllll the goodies. Labor offers a huge selection of decks, wheels, trucks and bearings. Labor is a highly curated skateboard shop with gear from brands that you wont easily find elsewhere as well as your go to skate brands. Labor has a full shoe selection including Nike, Vans, Adidas and often has limited releases so follow them on Insta to get your sneaker fix.

Brooklyn: 282 Scholes St, Brooklyn NY, 11206
Manhattan: 46 Canal St, New York NY, 10002
12pm-7pm Weekdays
12pm-6pm Sunday


KCDC Skate Shop

The Williamsburg Brooklyn OG's!  We miss lurking at the old KCDC mini ramp on damp cold days. KCDC has a special place in our heart as they have been our tried and true local shop for many years. If I need gear this is where I go. KCDC supports the grass roots NYC skateboarding community. They have consistently stocked the goods we all need to shred so big thanks to Amy for the years of hard work for skateboarding. With a down to earth vibe KCDC offers a perfectly curated selection of everything you need to from boards to bearings. KCDC has an excellent selection of skate shoes including Nike, Vans, Adidas, New Balance and more. They also often have limited shoe releases so all you sneaker freaks hit the follow on the gram below for updates. 

80 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
12pm-7pm Weekdays 
11pm-7pm Weekends

Terminal Skate Shop

A LIVING ROOM SKATE SHOP!!! Now we are talking fuck yeah Terminal let's get this shred. This is how (Substance Skateboards) before (Substance Skatepark) got started. Hustling boards out of an apt on 5th street if you know you know. Hat's off to you we are 1000% on board with this business plan. Give this dude a follow and buy some boards people open 24/7 for your night shredders. All about this. 

235 Wadsworth Ave apt 5A, New York, NY 10033
Open 24/7 call or txt 212-740-7120


Tenant Skate Shop

A hidden little gem Located on the BUSHWICK-BEDSTUY border. This is another great option to get your gear and totally worth the trek. Tenant offers an awesome highly curated selection of hard to find brands on the up and up. Great place for fresh clothing, hats, skateboard decks and accessories. These tenants know how to find dope products for the people so give them a follow for the latest products.

1096 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Mon-Sun: 12-8pm


Supreme New York

I Bought my first board from Supreme in the early days a nice Powell with some independents when they had the good bushings. Walking in felt like a parallel universe with pros hanging out changing wheels and watching now classic skate videos. Supreme has become an iconic brand that has remained relevant for decades leading the way in street wear. Despite all that they still sell perfectly good wood so still a viable spot to go get your boards, clothing and sneakers. 

Brooklyn: 152 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Manhattan: 190 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
12pm-6pm Sunday


Fucking Awesome 

A Fucking Awesome clothing brand and skateboard company with a small minimalist shop near Tompkins Park keeping it real in the lower. Fucking awesome has a nice selection of Nike, Adidas and Converse and killer graphics on their wood. If you lurk the LES especially Tompkins roll up and get yourself some Fucking Awesome gear.

420 E. 9th Street. New York
Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-7pm


Upper West Skates

This shop is new! So get on the uptown train and show this shop some love. Do us a solid and follow them on instagram and let's watch them grow. UWS offers a nice selection of core skateboarding goods with long hours in a skateboard desert. I think there used to be a Blades Board and Skate up that way RIP. Some fun skate spots nearby so take the trip and if you live uptown you got a new local shop so give em all your extra cash and keep this shop rolling.

2768 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Fri-Sat 12pm-8pm
Sun 12pm-6pm

Skate Brooklyn

Skate Brooklyn in Park Slope has a good collection of the skateboarding gear you need plus snowboarding gear and services. They have two mini ramps in the back of the shop so the hike for some new gear if you don't live nearby has a bonus. No website so keep up with them on insta.  

78 St Marks Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
12pm-7pm daily
That's it! If we are missing your favorite shop send us a message.
Written by harley courts

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