Spots: Chinatown, East Village & L.E.S.
Photo by Emilio Cuilan
Flatground, conversation and an array of the city’s discarded junk floating through.
Tompkins has free Wifi, which you can access via the “attwifi” network.
Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: The courts are permitted for softball on some summer weekday evenings, and for street hockey on Sundays during warmer months. Otherwise, you can skate here all you want.
Location: East 9th Street and Avenue A in the East Village. Take the 6 to Astor Place and skate east on Astor until it turns into Saint Marks Place. Skate east on Saint Marks until it ends on Avenue A. Make a right, and skate north for one block.