- Millennium Skate Park
Owl’s Head Park, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
The City of New York—nearly endless square miles of asphalt and concrete and steel—is a skateboard park unto itself. But if you want to throw lipslides and float fat ollies someplace even more exquisitely suited to the sport, try Millennium, just off the Belt Parkway in Bay Ridge. The main draw is a pair of perfect concrete bowls: one shallow and split down the middle by a spine, the other an eight-foot-deep simulacrum of a real swimming pool. “The transitions are nice and mellow, the deep end has pool coping, and it’s good for all levels of skating,” says Jeff Pang, a Brooklyn native and the team manager for Zoo York. Millennium is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Helmets are required, and admission is free.
Best Skate Park
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).