Best Of 2002

Best Place to Skateboard: West 38th Street and Siam Avenue

Next to the basketball courts in this small, nameless city park are a pair of three-foot-high cement pyramids, the sight of which induces a gasp in the avid skateboarder. Legend has it that the pyramids are an architectural accident, the product of a park designer who had cement leftovers. Whatever their origin, they're just the right slope and height for a range of hip tricks, which is the reason the pyramids have appeared as props in skateboarding videos from coast to coast.