Coleman Playground

Tony Hawk Skates Coleman on the Lower East Side

Posted October 28, 2021 at 5:06 am

Earlier this week, with school in session, Tony Hawk was spotted skating Coleman Skatepark beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The video is captioned by the snarky comment, “almost any skate park has a vert if you are desperate enough.” Referring to the fence-topped ramp at the entrance to the popular Monroe Street destination. Hawk is somewhat […]

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Man in Chrystie Street Hotel-Shelter Charged with Skatepark Murder

Posted June 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

An area man was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a man inside Coleman Skatepark on early Friday morning, cops said. The victim, identified as a 27-year-old Bronx resident, was discovered by a school bus driver inside the Monroe Street park at around 7:40am, with stab wounds all over his body. The victim […]

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Skateboarders Are Scaling the Fence at Coleman Skatepark, Flouting Shutdown

Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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Parks Department Locks Coleman Skatepark Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

Kids will be kids, rebelling against the authority. In this case, skateboarders who defied “social distancing” mandates to grind it out at Coleman Skatepark. The popular skater haunt – situated on Monroe Street beneath the Manhattan Bridge – remained so despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Even after the city closed the adjacent field and playground last […]

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Cuomo Shutters All NYC Playgrounds as COVID-19 Threat Intensifies

Last modified April 2, 2020 at 7:43 am

It’s finally happened, and this is why we can’t have nice things. All New York City playgrounds are closed to the public to promote “social distancing” during the COVID-19 shutdown. The order comes from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who circumvented Mayor de Blasio on the decision. Hizzoner had not yet ordered closed the playgrounds, but did […]

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Coleman Playground Gets Upgrades Ahead of East River Park Closure

Posted August 23, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coleman Playground, in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, is another of the parks along the Lower East Side coastline receiving upgrades due to the city’s billion-dollar resiliency project. As a result, East River Park will close for at least 3.5 years. The displaced open area is being redistributed to these other parks, with an […]

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Harold Hunter Day Marks 13 Years with Weekend of Skateboarding Events

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:04 am

The thirteenth annual celebration of the life of skateboarder Harold Hunter is now underway. The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – the Harold Hunter Foundation – transformed the former one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion in the spring of 2017. And so it continues this year. Harold Hunter was a skater-slash-actor, and […]

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Harold Hunter Weekend 2018 is Announced for the Lower East Side

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Each year, the programming celebrating the life of skateboard legend Harold Hunter grows more ambitious. The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – now in its 12th season – last spring transformed the one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion. For the 2018 go-round, the focus is on what Harold loved most – skating, […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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