Brooklyn Banks

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Brooklyn Banks (2009)

Brooklyn Banks is the unofficial name for the area under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

History[edit]

Recreational use[edit]

Due to the terrain (smooth banked surfaces, with multiple objects such as benches, pillars, and stair rails), the area is popular with skateboarders and BMX riders for performing tricks.[1]

In 2010 New York City turned the space into storage for a restoration project on the bridge. This effectively closed the area skateboarders had used for over twenty years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Branch, John (May 13, 2010). "To Fix Bridge, Skateboard Mecca May Be Lost for Years". New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′30″N 73°59′57″W / 40.70832°N 73.99922°W / 40.70832; -73.99922