Spots: City Hall Area / Financial District
Update — April 2016: You cannot skate the wall rails anymore.
Photo by Jonathan Mehring
Marble ledges and steps everywhere, a ledge to flatbar (backside for regular), and
two round nine-stair rails against a wall.
The ride-on rail made famous by Lennie Kirk, Jake Johnson, et al. is at the northernmost part of the park. As is the three-up-three-down where Gino did the best nollie back heel ever done :)
It’d be the best spot in New York if you didn’t get kicked out of everything in two seconds.
Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: There are “No Skateboarding” signs posted everywhere. The Parks Department cruises around in carts and will issue you a summons if they see you skating. Building security at the zone near the World Financial Center will also tell you to leave if they catch you, which is typically in a matter of minutes. Holidays have been known to grant good fortune.
Location: Alongside the Hudson River promenade behind the World Financial Center, but essentially spanning from Rector Street to Chambers Street. Take the A, C, E, 2 or 3 to World Trade Center, skate west over the Westside Highway, and go towards the water.