New York's Own Nigel Sylvester 

New York's Own Nigel Sylvester 

New York's Own Nigel Sylvester 

Take a ride with the BMX professional.

Take a ride with the BMX professional.

Text: Hailee Milton

As a man of many trades, Nigel Sylvester is still en route to being the most captivating professional BMX rider—amongst all-time greats. The Queens native continues to drive up his views on social media by preforming in recognizable New York locations and hosting a copious amount of celebrity appearances. Guiding fans through the world of all things Nigel Sylvester, his career reaches new heights. Garnering millions of views on his own content such as his 'GO' series, the BMX-pro-turned-model is a sneaker enthusiast and has been featured in several music videos and referenced in lyrical verses by well-known artists. As his advanced BMX skills continue to excite us, we will try to keep up with his fast-paced lifestyle, traveling ventures, career, and next remarkable adventure. Read below as he explains his very own guide to the city that never sleeps.

"If I was going to tell someone [visiting New York] where to go see some real culture, I would tell them to go to South Jamaica, Queens. That’s where I am from. There is so much that came from there, in terms of fashion and retail... [Specifically] Jamaica Colosseum Block. It’s a block of storefronts: everything from food to sneakers, clothes, hats, jewelry, like everything. It’s like a one-stop-shop. I love sneakers, and at this point I have too many. But when I was growing up buying sneakers, I would go to the Colosseum to see the new [designs] that had come out. This was prior to the Internet and social media. I used to own a store in Queens forever ago. Ronny Fieg, who is also from Queens, is a good friend of mine. KITH is still my favorite place to shop. I love how he has been able to develop the store, which he started in the back of [now-defunct department store] Atrium, into this massive, global brand, while keeping it authentic and true to who he is. Another store that I go to is a store called Aime Leon Dore. It’s right here on Mulberry street, and one of my good friends Teddy owns it. Teddy and Ronny are both Queens kids and they are best friends, so it’s dope that they both have stores. We all support one another and I think it’s a beautiful thing. [Another Queens native I still see] is Scott Williams, co-owner of Last Lap bar on Orchard Street. Years ago we played flag football together. Now I’m at his bar all the time; we go every day. It’s pretty much my Cheers." — Nigel Sylvester

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