The Continued Extinction of New York City Ledges

April 18th, 2017 | 8:58 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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They took small chunks out of Gay Ledges. This is a spot that hosted no activities besides skateboarding, and people letting their dogs shit on the cement floor.

Nobody really skated these until ~2010 (let alone gave a wholehearted attempt at breaking them in), when the bar for a decent ledge in New York was falling, and falling, and falling. We took some time off from Gay Ledges during the fruitful / frustrating Seaport years, and upon putting it back in the spot rotation around 2013, what was once an ok-enough ledge, turned into one of the better ledges downtown. We had to wax it every time we skated there, it’d be windy, you’d have to dodge piles of dog shit, argue with people bored enough to insist you’re being a nuisance at this otherwise useless portion of the park — but it was…a ledge.

A decent ledge — even a charmingly bad one — is becoming an endangered species in this city. Thanks to LurkNYC for the tip and photo. R.I.P.

“Gay Ledges is like Eggs, except nowhere near as good and you get kicked out in five minutes.” — Lurker Lou

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5 Comments

Comment by art vandelay
  • is this something a lil tlc and a rub brick could take care of?

    April 18, 2017 @ 11:17 pm
  • Comment by the mansion-having sauna soaker
  • April 19, 2017 @ 10:23 am
  • Comment by Chad Reynolds
  • As a proud member of the lgbtq comunity ive always found this spot homophobic.

    April 19, 2017 @ 10:31 am
  • Comment by Snøhetta
  • u see the ledges that just went into Times Square tho?

    April 19, 2017 @ 8:57 pm
  • Comment by ghos
  • Leave it to somebody named Chad to be professionally offended, get a life!

    April 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am
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