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New skate park breaks ground in Flushing Meadows

A new, 16,000 square foot skate park is now under construction near the 1964 World’s Fair site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  In a subtle nod to the mash-up of architectural styles typical of many historic World’s Fairs, the course will feature elements inspired by popular street skating spots around New York City:

  • Original Brooklyn Banks 9-stair replica rail
  • Union Square rail/steps
  • Police Plaza 7-stair rail/various stairs
  • Ziegfeld ledge
  • Chrystie Park ledge
  • Exchange Place street gap
  • JFK Banks
  • Con Ed Banks
  • Pyramid ledges
  • Flushing Meadows Park ledge-over-the-grate replica
  • Various rails in public parks and the aesthetics of many of the spots in Brooklyn

The course is being built in advance of the Maloof Money Cup, a skate competition that will be held June 5th and 6th; the competiion donated the course through the Parks Department’s Adopt-a-Park program.

Update: Urban Omnibus offers a reflection on choice skating spots in New York City.

(via Gothamist)

March 29, 2010 Posted by | FKP | , , | 6 Comments