Spots: City Hall Area / Financial District
Sets of 6, 7 and 12 stairs on bad ground that barely anyone skates, a weird railed-off manual pad that is really hard to skate, round marble ledges across the street, and a low manny pad off a drop that hasn’t been in a video since 1999.
Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: Skateboarding is forbidden by plaza rules in both parks. You’ll get kicked out of the stair portion rather quickly if you go near the security window. The spot across the street is less of a hassle, but red hat downtown security may roll up and tell you to leave if they spot you.
Location: Water Street between Broad Street and Old Slip, at the S&P Building. Take the R or W to Whitehall Street, and skate north on Water Street for three blocks.
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