Spots

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This is a common knowledgebase of the average New York skateboarder. There are no “secrets” here. If you want the new spot that has been popping up in videos, have a local show you around.

It should be obvious, but none of the places listed on the QS spots page are authorized places to skate. Skateboarding itself is not illegal in New York City, but it is prohibited by park or property rules in many of these places. They are merely frequent destinations for street skaters in the city, and have been so for years upon years. Please comply with any property owners, security or police if you are told to leave. Confrontation only leads to bigger problems for everyone else and isn’t worth it. QS is not responsible for you being ticketed, arrested, injured, having your feelings hurt by a mean security guard, indicted by a grand jury, deported, robbed in a rough neighborhood, etc. in any of the places listed on the spots page. If you would like a list of authorized skateparks, please visit NewYorkCitySkateparks.com.

Chinatown, East Village & Lower East Side

20th and C — 20th Street & Avenue C
Alligator Ledge — Cherry Street & the FDR Drive
Chinatown Double-Set — Baxter Street & Bayard Street
Chinatown Manual Pad — Cherry Street & Catherine Street
Columbus Park — Mulberry Street & Worth Street
D7 — 7th Street & Avenue D
Houston Park — Houston Street & Chrystie Street
Jacob Riis Projects — 12th Street & Avenue D
Pitt Pool — Houston Street & Pitt Street
Popeye’s Ledge — Canal Street & Forsyth Street
Tompkins Square Park — 9th Street & Avenue A

City Hall Area / Financial District

Black Hubba — Lafayette Street & Duane Street
Battery Park — Washington Street & Battery Place
Battery Park City — Hudson River between Chambers & Rector Streets
Brooklyn Banks — Frankfort Street & the Brooklyn Bridge
C-Benches — Front Street & Maiden Lane
Chase — Pine Street between Nassau & William Streets
CIA Ledge — William Street & Maiden Lane
Courthouse Drop — Centre Street & Worth Street
Family Court — Lafayette Street & Franklin Street
Rector Street Bench — Edgar Street & Trinity Place
Seaport — South Street & Fulton Street
Veterans Plaza — Water Street & Coenties Slip
Wall Street Gap — Exchange Plaza & Trinity Place
Water Street Benches — Wall Street & South Street
World Trade Center — Church Street & Liberty Street

Tribeca & West Village

Bond Street Gap — Bond Street between Lafayette Street & Broadway
Gay Ledges — Morton Street & the Westside Highway
Hudson River Park — 12th Street & the Westside Highway
Saint Vincent’s Bank — 12th Street & Seventh Avenue
Strip Club Ledge — Clarkson Street & Washington Street
Three Up Three Down — Canal Street & the Westside Highway
Union Square — 14th Street & Broadway
Washington Square Park — Waverly Place & Fifth Avenue

Midtown

29th Street Gap — 29th Street between Eleventh & Tenth Avenues
Bryant Park — 42nd Street between Fifth & Sixth Avenues
Columbus Circle — 59th Street & Eighth Avenue
Bellevue Park — 27th Street & Second Avenue
Beer Bar — 45th Street & Vanderbilt Avenue
Bubble Banks — 46th Street & Third Avenue
Burritoville — 46th Street & Park Avenue
Citigroup Center — 53rd Street & Lexington Avenue
Fake Barcelona Ledge — 27th Street & First Avenue
FedEx — 47th Street & Park Avenue
Ferry Terminal — 38th Street & the Westside Highway
IBM Ledge — 56th Street & Madison Avenue
Italian Ledges — 49th Street & Third Avenue
Indoor Ten — 42nd Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenues
Mars 2112 — 50th Street & Seventh Avenue
Paine Webber — 52nd Street & Sixth Avenue
Penn Plaza — 34th Street between Eighth & Seventh Avenues
Pigeon Shit Double-Set — 39th Street & Broadway
Rolls-Royce — 49th Street & Madison Avenue
Terminator Rail — 28th Street & First Avenue
Up-Rails — 36th Street & the Westside Highway
Wollman Rink — 60th Street & Fifth Avenue
Ziegfeld — 54th Street & Sixth Avenue

Harlem & The Bronx

125th Street Banks — 125th Street & Broadway
Amsterdam Rail — 105th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Bronx Courthouse — 161st Street & Grand Concourse
Columbia University — 116th Street & Broadway
Grants Tomb — 122nd Street & Riverside Drive
Green Three Block — 135th Street & Fifth Avenue
Lenox Ledges — 110th Street & Lenox Avenue
Median Ledge — 111th Street & Seventh Avenue
Riverbank — 145th Street & Riverside Drive
Supa Bump — 189th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Yellow Rail — 109th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park — Old Fulton Street & Furman Street
Brooklyn Post Office — Tillary Street & Cadman Plaza
BQE Lot — Graham Avenue & the BQE
Carroll Manual Pad — Union Street & Hoyt Street
Dewey High School — Avenue X & 12th Street
Fat Kid Spot — Gold Street & Concord Street
Fish Gap — Washington Avenue between Park & Flushing
Fort Greene Park — DeKalb Avenue & Fort Greene Place
Front Street Ledge — Front Street & Dock Street
Humboldt Street YMCA — Boerum Street & Humboldt Street
Kent Avenue Step — Kent Avenue between S 6th Street & Broadway
Maria Hernandez Park — Irving Avenue & Starr Street
Polish Park — McGuinness Boulevard & Humboldt Street
Pratt — Lafayette Avenue & St. James Place
Reggaeton Ledges — Rodney Street & S 5th
Sunset Park — 42nd Street & Seventh Avenue
Surf Avenue Banks — Surf Avenue & 12th Street
Thomas Greene Park — Third Avenue & Degraw Street
Washington Plaza — Roebling Street & S 4th
Woodhull Hospital — Flushing Avenue & Broadway

Queens

Broadway Park — 45th Avenue & Broadway
Con-Edison Banks — 20th Avenue & 31st Street
Flushing Meadows Park — Corona Park at the Unisphere
Long Island City Waterfront — 47th Road & Center Boulevard
Long Island Expressway Hill — Queens Boulevard & the L.I.E.
JFK Banks — Terminal 6 at Kennedy Airport
Rockaway Rails — Beach Channel Drive & Beach 101st Street
Vernon-Jackson — 48th Avenue & Vernon Boulevard