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Monday, May 18, 2015

Roller Skaters Surf Roosevelt Island Good Shepherd Plaza Bench Tonight - RIOC Looking For Ways To Stop Them

Looks like the new benches at Roosevelt Island's Good Shepherd Plaza make an attractive surface for Roller Skate surfers.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) is looking for ways to stop the benches from being used for Roller Skate and Skateboard surfing.


Grayson said...

I have been to Roosevelt Island few weeks ago during my usa bus tours west coast with my family. This narrow island is located in New York City's East River.

Grayson said...

I have again plan to explore the Roosevelt Island in coming month during my us west coast bus tours with my family. I already have great experience of Curry N Bites Indian Food Truck but now I want to enjoy the taste of its food once again with my family. To take a meal from Curry N Bites food truck is also a enjoyable activity of this destination.

Brontis Shane Orengo said...

The proper term to use here is 'Grinding' as defined: "Grinds are tricks that involve the skateboarder sliding along an object using the trucks of a skateboard rather than the wheels. Grinds can be performed on any object narrow enough to fit between wheels and are often performed on the coping (edge) of a skate ramp, a purpose-built "funbox", step, ledge or horizontally-positioned pole. The same also applies to rollerbladers."

There are a few companies that sell bench grinding deterrents. is one of them.

Westviewer said...

These are geese, not ducks.

Duck Sauce said...

Anyone else enjoying the cognitive dissonance on display posting this article immediately after a post celebrating a successful Beacon program teaching the youth of the community to skateboard?

CheshireKitty said...

I have one word for RIOC: Skatepark. Skateboarding is here to stay - it's a fine art, all the more power to those with the guts willing to risk the hard knocks. There's plenty of space on RI to build a skatepark - maybe as part of Motorgate - or on a deck atop Motorgate, which would give the skateboarders the views and sun. The deck could also include green features - plantings - to make it green. Then you would have kids flocking to use it from all over. The views, the fun, the greenery - who could beat it? If you finally straighten out the bike share situation on RI - let Citibike onto RI, or provide some parking nearby the skate park, Motorgate then becomes a high excitement magnet for hip youth from all over. It cannot be too difficult to build another deck on top of Motorgate. Imagine the recreational opportunities that might be possible on all that new space - and the cars of the roof top parkers would no longer be exposed to the glaring sun...!

If this is not a suitable spot for a skatepark, then why not turn the water tunnel area into a skatepark - leaving most of the trees and greenery intact? Or turn the Steam Plant into an indoor skatepark?

Meanwhile, here's a directory of NYC skateparks

YetAnotherRIer said...

A fine art? O...kay. I do agree that this island is perfect and very suitable to have a skate park. There is plenty of space down in Southpoint Park, for example.

Brontis Shane Orengo said...

Wonderful idea!