Yuri Shibuya takes us back to NYC in 2004 with her latest slideshow on Media Defrag (Japan).

We used Google to loosely translate some of the text: In 2004, the Brooklyn Banks was recognized as the first official New York City skate spots. This year started “BACK TO THE BANKS” is now in New York skate scene here. “911” after the Brooklyn Banks also have been closed for some time, from government recognized officially in 2004 as a skate spot, the summer “BACK TO THE BANKS” held a skate contest. “5Boro” Steve Rodriguez of the event was planned as a leader is, East as the biggest event gathered a wide range of professional skaters and children, became an annual event since the summer in New York.