To quote Henry Rollins “The bottom line is that Glen was there at the beginning of so much cool stuff, in so many areas, it’s not funny.” New Jersey in the late nineteen seventies was no exception. Before the opening of the great Cherry Hill Skatepark, the shore points of New Jersey were a hotbed of skateboarding activity during that time. The Garden State had it’s share of skate parks and people who ripped them.
Glen was there capturing the rippers of the day and the influences of tomorrow. I was fortunate enough to grow up under the wings of these great skaters. Seeing these images now really brings me back to a very important (and sacred) time in New Jersey skateboarding. Thank you Ozzie, and thank you Glen for digging into the archives! TG
Thank you to Tom Groholski for the words and Glen E. Friedman for the previously unpublished photographs. Skate – Ozzie