Lily Pads

Spots: Chinatown, East Village & Lower East Side

Rugged gap where you ollie up one ledge, and onto a lower platform down in a pit below. The runway is …bad.

Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: You’re not allowed to skateboard here, but typically, nobody hassles you. On rare occasions, maintenance workers from the building may ask you to leave.

Location: Inside the building courtyard on Grand Street and Essex Street. Take the F, M or J to Essex-Delancey, and skate south on Essex Street for two blocks. The spot is on the left.