Spots: Harlem & The Bronx
Spot: Two ledges over four stairs, and a ledge into a kinked bank.
It is also a prominent location in the 2 Chainz and Vado video for “Lo Boots.”
Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: You get kicked out of here now, which is lame considering local kids from Morningside/Harlem and Columbia students who skate have been coming here worry-free for 10+ years. The park installed “No Skateboarding” signs and started enforcing this as of ~2011. They’ll tell you to leave if you throw your board down near the ledges, and they typically don’t leave until 6 P.M. or so.
Location: 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. Take the 1 to 116th Street–Columbia University. Skate west for one block until you hit Riverside Drive, make a right, and skate north for six blocks. The spot is on the west side of the street.
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