Popeye’s Ledge

Spots — Chinatown, East Village & L.E.S.

Spot: A frontside for regular ledge that runs down a bike path with a slappy curb running alongside it. Manual pad at the end of the hill. The ledge has been described as grinding “like a soggy hot dog bun.”

There is a good, albeit slightly oversized seven set at the northern end of the spot (a block up from the bike path).

Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: The bike path is very crowded, especially during rush hours. It’s better during holidays or colder months. The Parks Department won’t hassle you, but there are usually police officers across the street at the Manhattan Bridge, and they might kick you out of the bike path.

Location: Canal Street and Christie Street. Take the F train to East Broadway, skate half a block north to Canal Street and skate west on Canal for five blocks until you reach the Manhattan Bridge. The seven set is on Hester and Christie.

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