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New to New York
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:39:39 AM »
Long time lurker first time poster.

Just moved to BK  on a whim and idk anything about it lol.
Are the indoor parks fun? Whatís your fav? Any covered outdoor spots? Need some buddyís to skate with!

Went to this spot the other day
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIMDFX5lqjq/?igshid=1q76we4x1v9fo

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 08:13:02 AM »
These maps have the 5 boroughs and Long Island pretty much covered. I've used them a bunch when I visited NY not too long ago. Not sure if there are any indoor skateparks around though.

NYC
https://quartersnacks.com/spots/

Long Island
https://fourwheelsrolling.com/spots
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 08:19:37 AM »
There's a ramp near the Atlantic Terminal in BK if you want something to skate. I think it's called SkateBrooklyn on Instagram or google maps or whatever. It's pretty fun but the ceilings are a little low and it can get crowded. Only $5 usually. Sometimes they have art shows or whatever so you get there and they say you can't skate.

VANS opened a park somewhere in the Bushwick/WBurg area I think in the last year but I'm not sure what the deal is with Covid. And another indoor park opened in the same area too I think, but again, not sure what the deal is with Covid. I think they might be a little more expensive to skate, too.

It never really got too cold to skate in Brooklyn the last couple years, only snowed a couple times too so you can pretty much always count on skating outdoors if you bring gloves or whatever. If you're in BK check out the newer park in Greenpoint near the Kosciuzcko Bridge if you want super mellow transition, that was my favorite park in the world. Up in Albany now but I try to get to the city on occasion
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 09:34:44 AM »
If I see you around Iíll say whatís up! Thereís a weird skatepark down the street from those ledges, on Aberdeen past Bushwick on a dead end street. As far as covered spots or indoor parks, I donít have any info about that, but the winters are usually fairly skateable as long as you warm up.

There is a a double quarter pipe with flat bottom (essentially a concrete mini ramp) in Carroll Gardens underneath the F G train lines near Smith and 9th (on Smith street) if you wanna skate transition on a rainy day, but they look really mellow.

P.S. where'd you move from?
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 10:05:41 AM »
That ledge spot is so fun! Just skated there a few weeks ago. If you donít have it download skate savant they have tons of spots with the locations, between that and the QS app youíll have plenty to choose from.

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 05:48:45 PM »
Thanks for all the recommendations! Definitely checking out those links and downloading that app

@ Count, I moved from LA

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 06:35:09 PM »
Never really skated any indoor parks in the city but I know spots so feel free to hit me up. Winter hasnít been too bad lately anyway. Fat kid park and LES are partially dry when it rains/snows.

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2020, 09:17:29 AM »
Just found out the Tompkins park off Marcy is two blocks from me thanks to the QS map

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 11:44:23 AM »
If I see you around Iíll say whatís up! Thereís a weird skatepark down the street from those ledges, on Aberdeen past Bushwick on a dead end street. As far as covered spots or indoor parks, I donít have any info about that, but the winters are usually fairly skateable as long as you warm up.

There is a a double quarter pipe with flat bottom (essentially a concrete mini ramp) in Carroll Gardens underneath the F G train lines near Smith and 9th (on Smith street) if you wanna skate transition on a rainy day, but they look really mellow.

P.S. where'd you move from?

where is this halfpipe at exactly bud


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Re: New to New York
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »
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If I see you around Iíll say whatís up! Thereís a weird skatepark down the street from those ledges, on Aberdeen past Bushwick on a dead end street. As far as covered spots or indoor parks, I donít have any info about that, but the winters are usually fairly skateable as long as you warm up.

There is a a double quarter pipe with flat bottom (essentially a concrete mini ramp) in Carroll Gardens underneath the F G train lines near Smith and 9th (on Smith street) if you wanna skate transition on a rainy day, but they look really mellow.

P.S. where'd you move from?
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where is this halfpipe at exactly bud


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Put 422 Smith St. (BK) in google maps and do a street view. Half pipe is a bad characterization, two quarter pipes with like 10 feet of flat in between them haha.

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2020, 12:39:12 PM »
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If I see you around Iíll say whatís up! Thereís a weird skatepark down the street from those ledges, on Aberdeen past Bushwick on a dead end street. As far as covered spots or indoor parks, I donít have any info about that, but the winters are usually fairly skateable as long as you warm up.

There is a a double quarter pipe with flat bottom (essentially a concrete mini ramp) in Carroll Gardens underneath the F G train lines near Smith and 9th (on Smith street) if you wanna skate transition on a rainy day, but they look really mellow.

P.S. where'd you move from?
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where is this halfpipe at exactly bud


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Put 422 Smith St. (BK) in google maps and do a street view. Half pipe is a bad characterization, two quarter pipes with like 10 feet of flat in between them haha.

TLDR Smith and Nelson

St Marys Park. Smallest skatepark Iíve been to. Somehow fun, and its right in between relevant breweries.

Not a bad miniramp but the whole park is slightly downhill so itís weird.
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2020, 01:07:17 PM »
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2020, 07:13:48 PM »
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If I see you around Iíll say whatís up! Thereís a weird skatepark down the street from those ledges, on Aberdeen past Bushwick on a dead end street. As far as covered spots or indoor parks, I donít have any info about that, but the winters are usually fairly skateable as long as you warm up.

There is a a double quarter pipe with flat bottom (essentially a concrete mini ramp) in Carroll Gardens underneath the F G train lines near Smith and 9th (on Smith street) if you wanna skate transition on a rainy day, but they look really mellow.

P.S. where'd you move from?
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where is this halfpipe at exactly bud


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Put 422 Smith St. (BK) in google maps and do a street view. Half pipe is a bad characterization, two quarter pipes with like 10 feet of flat in between them haha.

TLDR Smith and Nelson
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St Marys Park. Smallest skatepark Iíve been to. Somehow fun, and its right in between relevant breweries.

Not a bad miniramp but the whole park is slightly downhill so itís weird.
That place always looks terrible when I pass by lol. Iíve never skated it though so maybe Iím wrong. I should get Other Half for xmas thanks for the reminder 

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2020, 05:17:14 AM »
Oh, it's absolute ass. I live within skating distance and I have no inclination to skate there, ever.
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2020, 08:02:03 AM »
Long time lurker first time poster.

Just moved to BK  on a whim and idk anything about it lol.
Are the indoor parks fun? Whatís your fav? Any covered outdoor spots? Need some buddyís to skate with!

Went to this spot the other day
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIMDFX5lqjq/?igshid=1q76we4x1v9fo

Thanks!
im at this spot alot and have a bunch of friends that live down the street, Ill say whats up if i see you over there.

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2020, 02:07:39 AM »
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
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Re: New to New York
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2020, 06:17:34 AM »
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2020, 10:37:56 AM »
Golconda aka Fat Kid skatepark is covered under a highway off ramp for all your wet weather needs*

https://nyskateboarding.com/2016/11/17/first-look-golconda-skatepark-in-dumbo-brooklyn-2016/

*i havenít ever gone there when itís straight up pouring but some coverage is definitely better than nothing

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2020, 10:44:44 AM »
Despite the recommendations, and being under a bridge, Golconda kind of sucks when it rains.  It's all downhill so water runs in and puddles, plus the surface is slick as shit and is super treacherous if at all damp. There are a lot of parks under bridges (or partially under bridges) and all of them stay somewhat dry if its just a light rain or flurries.  As also mentioned, while it totally sucks as a skate park, St. Mary's tends to stay dry even in bad weather.  I spent a lot of last winter just skating the flat there.

You can normally find some patches of flat under most bridges so I'd suggest just exploring and finding the closest rain spot to you.

It's been rare that you can't skate the parks though.  Most parks have locals that will shovel them out pretty quickly.  For example Astoria was skateable two days after the blizzard last week.  Its the bowl parks (Chelsea and Owls Head) that can get shutdown for months if no one gets in there to clear them.

As mentioned Skate Brooklyn does have the indoor mini and there are some others you may be able to get in to occasionally but in terms of indoor parks Substance is it.  The main park is a(small) vert ramp, a bigger mini and a small "street" section around the edges but he just got a second warehouse across the street that is much more the "big open area with some random obstacles" kind of spot right now.

Worth mentioning is also 2Ntr.  It's like an hour train ride/cab from station to the park north of the city but we normally take a trip at least twice each winter.

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Re: New to New York
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2020, 07:50:18 AM »
I feel like I'm one of the only people who likes fatkid but yeah it's totally gross when it rains more than a drizzle. Kind of gross when it's not raining too...