Battery Park

Spots: City Hall Area / Financial District

Update — 2024: Apart from the short grey ledges, everything inside this part of the park has been demolished for renovation. Benches across the street, mini doubles, etc. are all still good.

Connor Champion via “Wavey Wings

Slightly banked ledges with no end, low beveled ledges, and a short ledge over a six-stair that’s approachable from both sides. The runway for the short ledge is horrendous, but Jake Johnson switch backside noseblunted it, so…

There are also short marble ledges and a Philly step thing on marble ground across the street, at the start of the Westside Highway.

Across the highway from the benches, are a bunch of mini, two-flat-two double-sets in front of a hotel.

Bust — ♦♦♦♦♦: There are “No Skateboarding” signs posted everywhere. Parks Department workers will typically tell you to leave as soon as they see you, and have been known to give out tickets. The benches across the street are technically not in the park, and the doorman or downtown red hat security will tell you to leave if you skate those. Same with the double-sets.

Location: The entire waterfront at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. Take the 1 to South Ferry, or the R or W to Whitehall Street and skate towards the water.