Spot: Coenties Park is one of the few Water Street spots that is not an immediate bust, so you have a fairly decent chance at skating here on a weekday or weekend afternoon without having to rush yourself. Several parts of it are knobbed, but what remains liberated is a long sidewalk ledge that is frontside for regular / backside for goofy. It runs about twenty feet and ends slightly higher than it begins. There is also another curved ledge at a mildly awkward angle, but still skateable once you figure a proper way to approach it. The entire plaza is centered around a two up, three down, that is usable as a manual pad or a platform to set trashcans off at the end.
Bust — ♦♦♦ / Half-and-half: Tenants from the nearby buildings may report you to the downtown red coat security company, whereby they will show up and tell you to leave.
Location: Coenties Slip and Water Street. Take the R or 1 to Whitehall Street, and skate north on Water Street for three blocks. The spot is on the west side of the street, across from the Veteran’s Memorial / S&P building.
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