If you skate and have been to NYC you might know this park.

We were in town recently for the launch of Mambo in the US. We found this nicely contoured slab of concrete after the manager of our hotel asked us to take (Mambo skater) Brad McDermott outside “to play” after he’d jumped a luggage trolley in the hotel lobby.

The park is in the Chinatown district, in Brooklyn, and when we walked through the gate the mood became, “unfriendly”. The local skaters were unhappy about having to share their park with a bunch of out-of-town drop-ins with a camera. That was, until Brad started skating. Suddenly, mood changed, abuse stopped and, applause.

That boy can skate.

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