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