111th & Riverside

January 22nd, 2015 | 12:38 pm | Daily News | 4 Comments

aaron 5050

We’ve discussed how Riverside Drive is some of the most photogenic territory on this low-lying island before. Except in our case, besides Grant’s Tomb and the Upper West Side-favorite Soldiers and Sailors Monument (most of it has been knobbed for a few years now), there isn’t a whole lot to skate on that stretch of woodsy street.

Anyone who’s tried to circumvent a Westside Highway traffic jam has likely passed this lloonngg rail on 111th Street, which connects residential Riverside Drive to the park’s entrance. It might’ve been skated by thugged-out rollerbladers from The Bronx before, but prior til today’s revelation, nobody ever channeled their inner-Jeff Pang (yeah, anyone who 5050s a long handrail in Manhattan is channeling Jeff Pang fam) and put their skateboard trucks on it.

People have been getting good at skateboarding lately, so a lot of video game spots on Riverside Drive are beginning to look more realistic for the top 1% of people who ride skateboards. Exhibit A: Earlier this morning, Waylon Bone uploaded a would-be “Magnified” of Aaron Herrington trying a 5050 down the 111th rail. It’s sick.

Previously: 135th & Riverside


Comment by Dikembe Mutumbo
  • #chomped

    January 22, 2015 @ 1:30 pm
  • Comment by BMCC
  • theres also a hugeass crack in the rail if you notice in the still

    January 22, 2015 @ 1:36 pm
  • Comment by mira conyo
  • Beasted

    January 22, 2015 @ 2:24 pm
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    January 23, 2015 @ 12:56 pm
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