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W Hotels of New York, in collaboration with present “W Room and Boards”, a charity project inspired by New York City culture. Working with former Pro Action Sports Athlete turned filmmaker Ray Mendez (works include, Lady Gaga, and 50 Cent) have curated five fashion/designers to create skateboards inspired by New York’s endless energy and their own personal New York experiences.

Supporting, W Hotels of New York will offer ‘Room & Boards’ bespoke packages for guests from June to December that will include free skate board rentals and an interactive custom board display to learn more about the Artists. The skateboards will also be available for purchase online at  


Prices start at $500 for originally designed one of a kind boards, and limited edition graphics prints at $50. 100% of proceeds of each purchase will go to further’s work in promoting personal development, academic achievement and healthy living to under-served youth of NYC through action sports culture.