Lower Manhattan: Now With Even Less Stuff to Skate!

September 26th, 2012 | 10:02 am | Daily News | 16 Comments

Just when the curb up top was starting to get waxed…

The Chase two-up-five-down is a wrap. Ain’t no economic downturn if banks can toss perfectly good marble into a dumpster for a mere facelift. Give us an empty lot and a dumpster full of white marble that’s bound to end up in a landfill, and we’ll make a better “skatepark” than anything currently in New York.

Chase was the last spot in lower Manhattan that had remained a downtown mission mainstay and unmodified since the nineties (and even that might not be entirely true, since the up-ledge Peter Bici 5050s in Mixtape that ran parallel to the handicap ramp just before the steps began got switched up over ten years ago.) It was also one of the few things downtown that had nothing wrong with it, unless you count that flagpole right after the five. Maybe they’ll resurface it and keep the same set-up. Maybe they’ll build a gigantic Philly step with a metal edge and then knob it.

Suski was the only person to ollie the double-set, right? And Zered and Kyle Iles were the only two to get manual tricks across the entire thing? Also, Wenning probably had the best line here…quick set-up + capri tech drawstring pants + no push = win.


Comment by Paul
  • Harold’s nollie heel for me. Best sounding trick ever possibly?

    September 26, 2012 @ 10:29 am
  • Comment by Robert parish00
  • I think colon lee manualed it but no one cares about it.

    September 26, 2012 @ 10:44 am
  • Comment by Nollie rancher
  • Charles lamb fucked that spot up #whitestyles

    September 26, 2012 @ 10:52 am
  • Comment by randomrandom
  • robert lopez mont ollied it also

    September 26, 2012 @ 11:35 am
  • Comment by Eric
  • dang, someone ollied that?

    September 26, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
  • Comment by heykilla
  • evan smith nose wheelie 180 firecracker in the cinematographer project

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:27 pm
  • Comment by james fuller
  • evan smith nose manual revert to switch manual to firecracker down the steps in the cinematographer project

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:31 pm
  • Comment by clayton bigsby
  • Evan Smith did nose manny 180 switch firecracker down the 5 in Cinematographer’s Project.

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:32 pm
  • Comment by clayton bigsby
  • not sure why the spacing came out all fucked up on that…

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:33 pm
  • Comment by MyButt
  • Falla did manual kickflip, and Dan Corrigan nose manualed it, and Evan Smith nose manual to switch firecracker… just sayin. What a shame.

    September 26, 2012 @ 1:39 pm
  • Comment by llenrad
  • I know Bogdan was sticking manny treflip out… dunno if it was landed though! R.I.P on one of the sickest spots! Chuck Lamb’s line here was amazing!

    September 26, 2012 @ 2:54 pm
  • Comment by fuckoutahere
  • evan smiths trick was gay

    September 26, 2012 @ 3:10 pm
  • Comment by .
  • El toro got the best line here in like 95, rhythm industry section 411

    September 26, 2012 @ 9:53 pm
  • Comment by 1moredown
  • ground was so smooth there

    September 26, 2012 @ 11:09 pm
  • Comment by Nollie rancher
  • Evan smith isn’t that some athlete.

    September 27, 2012 @ 7:19 am
  • Comment by Julian
  • Never liked tbis spot anyway

    October 6, 2012 @ 12:49 am
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