Under the Manhattan Bridge, a run down skatepark is getting ready for a major facelift in Summer 2012. Thanks to a Nike Gamechangers grant, Design Fellow Preeti Sodhi and community skate advocate Steve Rodriguez (5boro Skateboards) have worked with design collaborator and builder California Skateparks, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, stakeholders and community members on the redesign that will ultimately revamp and literally reramp the existing skatepark.
As of this morning, the park is closed through construction. Music to our ears. Bridge traffic, not so much.