Skateboarders Are Scaling the Fence at Coleman Skatepark, Flouting Shutdown

Posted on: May 29th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

The brief, state-ordered hiatus from skateboarders grinding under the Manhattan Bridge has concluded. Though, not officially.

Signs remain in place at many city playgrounds announcing full closure until further notice. Still not much of a deterrence, though.

For instance, the popular Coleman Skatepark on Monroe Street. Skaters have begun scaling the fence of late, flouting the statewide social distancing mandates. The scene plays out the same on a daily basis – kids gain access, business as usual, then scatter when cops drive up.

While Governor Cuomo this month relaxed restrictions on “low-risk outdoor activity” such as tennis, the skate parks didn’t seem to make the cut.

The gate is still locked.

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