By MATT HIGGINS – NY Times

The inspiration for the newest skate park in New York City came from obstacles found on the streets. There is a replica of a ledge and a grate setup found by the Unisphere fountain in Queens, and a curved railing modeled after one in Manhattan’s Union Square, both popular with street skaters.

The 16,000-square-foot skate plaza in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which hosted the Maloof Money Cupcompetition over the weekend, includes bits borrowed from the five boroughs, making it unique in its setup. [Read More]