Ride Through New York with a Pro Skater
New York

Ride Through New York with a Pro Skater

Walker RYAN

Walker Ryan

Walker Ryan is a man who covers more ground than your average traveler — preferably fast, on four wheels and peppered with tricks.

Lafayette Curbs

Skateboarding
Lafayette Street, New York, NY, USA
Lafayette Curbs

"Lafayette Curbs, right outside my window, is a perfect warm-up skate spot that’s also a wonderful place for people-watching. It’s a triangle park at such an odd intersection. There are several restaurants there, and it’s in the thick of Soho. And from a skateboarder’s perspective, it has this curb that’s only about three or four inches high, but it feels like heaven when you’re grinding on it. It’s great because it's perfect for beginners, professionals and everyone in between."

Walker RYAN

New York County Courthouse

City courthouse
60 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, United States
New York County Courthouse

"The New York County Courthouse is basically like an open park. Everywhere you look there are these amazing buildings — it makes you feel like you’re in Europe. And it also has a very important place for skateboarding: it’s where professionals go to perform and amateurs go to prove themselves. Everything’s a little bit scary to skate but the backdrop is beautiful, and it’s just really nice to hang out there. You get a lot of sun there because it’s open, and when it hits the buildings it’s just incredible."

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Sunny and Annie’s Deli

Deli
94 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, United States
Sunny and Annie’s Deli

"Sunny and Annie’s is a little deli; they make these wraps that are just really delicious and unique."

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Big Screen Plaza

Event venue
851 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States
Big Screen Plaza

"There's a place called Big Screen Plaza a little south of midtown. It's one of the only publicly owned private spaces in the city where skateboarding is not allowed, but you try to work your way in because it feels like it was made for skateboarding. And you usually are told to leave by security, but if you ever get a window of time, like 30 minutes to use it, you're thrilled. It sort of begins the Midtown marble paradise that is up there - what we skateboarders refer to as ‘Midtown Marble’ or the ‘Marble Mile.’ All these buildings that just have incredible marble in front of their openings. It's just really fun to skate. Smooth, smooth ground, and it feels like you're in a video game."

Walker RYAN

Ruby’s Cafe

Australian restaurant
219 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, United States
Ruby’s Cafe

"Ruby’s has a good vibe, great food and they also have a really good playlist that we listen to in our apartment constantly, because sound travels up! Good burgers, great breakfast sandwiches. I mean, it's good all across the board. I think it technically might be owned by Australians but I'm not sure if they would claim “we make Australian food.” It's just sort of good everything."

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Battery Park

Park
New York, NY 10004, United States
Battery Park

"I really enjoy rolling around Battery Park. It’s a big area in Lower Manhattan that you can explore. You have views of the water, and it’s really beautiful around sunset looking at the Statue of Liberty. It gets really busy with tourists so it’s good for people watching as well."

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