Red Bull recently created this skate video showing local skaters in some classic NYC street spots. They talk about skating in spots like Brower Park in Brooklyn, Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, and all around Midtown Manhattan, while showing tricks in all of them.
As one of the world’s most iconic cities, it’s not surprising that NYC has been one of the most popular skate destinations for decades. Historically, lower Manhattan has been the hub of skateboarding in NY, and sessions at the Brooklyn Banks date back to the early 1980s. The streets of downtown, midtown and everywhere in between are featured in countless videos that helped shape the aesthetic and identity of east coast skateboarding as a whole.