Zoo York ads from 1994 and 1995 are amazing. The grimy black and white photos and their classic logo looked cool as hell back then and still look great now, even if the current Zoo York is a very different company. I remember thinking that Zoo boards were the sickest - anyone I saw skating one seemed just a little bit cooler and 'in the know'- their boards were a bit harder to find back then than the average Birdhouse or whatever.
In the mid-nineties Ryan Hickey was one of the sickest New York skaters. For proof refer to the NYC section in Eastern Exposure three, or any of his Zoo or Stereo ads. I heard that he is big time into fishing now, and I'm sure that he's real good at that too. Here he is in 1994 doing one of his patented frontside flips over the wall at the Brooklyn Banks.