Playing in Traffic Episode 5: James Rewolinski

I’m pleased to bring you another episode of Playing in Traffic. I was very fortunate to interview James Rewolinski, owner and operator of Labor Skateboard Shop in NYC. James grew up in Milwaukee, skating as we all normally do, then went on to work at multiple established skateboard shops around the city. After obtaining his Bachelors and Masters degree, he moved out to NYC, where he worked countless jobs, surviving the 2008 recession, all before opening Labor in 2012.

In this episode, we talk about growing up in Milwaukee, skating with multiple crews, slamming, working in shops, going to school, moving to NYC, opening Labor, keeping his business running in the midst of a pandemic and much more.

Strap in people, it’s a good one. Like and subscribe, yo!