Columbus Circle

Spots: Midtown

Up-ledges that are hard to skate, some low ledges, and pillars to do tricks over. All the ground is good.

Bust — ♦♦♦♦: Skateboarding is forbidden by park rules. The park is filled with a million people at any reasonable hour on warm days, but is calmer at night. Cops will sometimes come through and tell you to leave. You may get a ticket for skating — or if you’re lucky — put in a chokehold and pepper sprayed.

Location: Eighth Avenue and 59th Street.