Brooklyn Banks is the unofficial name for the area under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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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.
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.
Coordinates: 40°42′30″N 73°59′57″W / 40.70832°N 73.99922°W