"New York has a rich history of producing some iconic companies, from the likes of FR to B.Unique, they’ve left an impressionable mark in the rollerblading world. Jordan Baez, a New York native of the Lower East Side and blader of over 10 years, is looking to do the same. Baez’s first introduction to skating was as a young child. “When I was a kid in elementary school I used to hang out with these kids (that skated).”, he explains. ” I never was a skater; I was always playing basketball. But these were my close friends and they had blades, and they convinced me (to get into it), so I got blades and at that time people were so crazy I’d never thought I could keep up, so I hung em up.” Although initially defeated by self-doubt, Jordan would rekindle his relationship with the sport a few years later. “At the age of 16 I picked ’em back up and never let em go.” From there, his passion for the sport intensified, forming relationships with a handful of NYC skaters that led him to begin his own crew. Originally beginning in 2014-2015 under the moniker ‘New York Money Team,’ the idea developed into what is now Ghetto Community, a group of like minded individuals looking to push not only the coverage of the New York blade scene, but expand beyond that to inspire and support other regions of the blading world."