The spots- cellar doors, the cobbled Brooklyn Banks, steam vent gaps- look good on video. Great, even. Like NYC's residents, they are rough and to the point. Still, you probably don't want to skate 'em. Whether cracks or crackheads, there's always something in the way in NYC.
Patiently waiting for 2014...
“It’s the best skate park in the world, because it wasn’t supposed to be a skate park,” -Mike Vallely
This skate haven was recently destroyed for bridge renovations, but for years this sacred ground has been the place to see and be seen. It is set to reopen in 2014.
A featured New York favorite
for over 20 years
The Pyramid Ledges have been a source of constant
struggle between property maintenance and skaters, as
knobs are installed and removed on a regular basis.
Fight the good fight and help keep them free from tyranny!
Or don't, that's fine too.
This is where you film your ender.
This is probably the gnarliest spot in all of
NYC- bring your balls!
Getting a trick on the ledge is only half the battle.
After that, you'll have to be sure to keep your balance
down the bank, hit the kink, and drop seven feet.
The crown jewel of Queens
Built for the World's Fair in 1964, and recognizable
by it's Globe sculpture, Flushing is best in class.
Flushing was a great spot to begin with, with smooth
flatground surrounded by a huge circular marble ledge.
Then, they turned it into a skatepark.
Lots of flat, ground, and flatground.
“The best skatespot in New York City, maybe the World"
said no one ever.
But probably the best empty baseball diamond in NYC.
You show up there not to skate a great skatespot, but to
meet up, shoot the shit, and snap a few kickflips.
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