Nike christens LES Skatepark

The LES skatepark gets a facelift and opened by the Nike skate team

Updated: July 14, 2012, 12:43 PM ET
By Chris Nieratko/Matt Brown (video)

It's hard to imagine kids in New York City complaining they don't have a good street-oriented skatepark when the entire damn city is one big skatepark. But like any major metropolitan area whose architects inadvertently made everything with marble and begging to be skated, the owners of said spots don't want you skating them (they pay very big men with batons to make sure you don't). It's not unheard of to spend an entire day skating around Manhattan without getting more than a couple ...

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