Skaters Take Division Street

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 at 5:08 am by

Whenever a pedestrian plaza is created on the Lower East Side, the skateboarders are never too far behind. The longtime free space on Delancey Street near Norfolk is case in point, where groups of skaters are often seen practicing tricks.

The same occurs down on Division Street at the confluence of Canal. This, too, has long been a haven for skaters. (The triangle has been closed to traffic for a decade, and was transformed into a pedestrian plaza in 2013 at the behest of the Lower East Side business improvement district.) But seemingly more so of late.

One Boogie tipster notes that, primarily on the weekends, a large gang shows up, often numbering close to one hundred.

“They just trash the place, leaving garbage galore,” he tells us. “It was so bad last weekend that the cops were dispatched to break it up.”

Summer in the city…

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