Lower Manhattan: Now With Even Less Stuff to Skate!

Just when the curb up top was starting to get waxed…

The Chase two-up-five-down is a wrap. Ain’t no economic downturn if banks can toss perfectly good marble into a dumpster for a mere facelift. Give us an empty lot and a dumpster full of white marble that’s bound to end up in a landfill, and we’ll make a better “skatepark” than anything currently in New York.

Chase was the last spot in lower Manhattan that had remained a downtown mission mainstay and unmodified since the nineties (and even that might not be entirely true, since the up-ledge Peter Bici 5050s in Mixtape that ran parallel to the handicap ramp just before the steps began got switched up over ten years ago.) It was also one of the few things downtown that had nothing wrong with it, unless you count that flagpole right after the five. Maybe they’ll resurface it and keep the same set-up. Maybe they’ll build a gigantic Philly step with a metal edge and then knob it.

Suski was the only person to ollie the double-set, right? And Zered and Kyle Iles were the only two to get manual tricks across the entire thing? Also, Wenning probably had the best line here…quick set-up + capri tech drawstring pants + no push = win.


  1. evan smith nose manual revert to switch manual to firecracker down the steps in the cinematographer project

  2. Evan Smith did nose manny 180 switch firecracker down the 5 in Cinematographer’s Project.

  3. Falla did manual kickflip, and Dan Corrigan nose manualed it, and Evan Smith nose manual to switch firecracker… just sayin. What a shame.

  4. I know Bogdan was sticking manny treflip out… dunno if it was landed though! R.I.P on one of the sickest spots! Chuck Lamb’s line here was amazing!

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