With so many people fleeing New York we were curious to see if we could get away with skating some spots that are usually an instant bust.
Manhattan is usually swarmed with tourists this time of year which means security would normally be at its peak, but our hope was that due to the coronavirus, things would be a little different.
Christian Henry from REAL was visiting and had been trying to get a trick at a spot made famous by Jake Johnson and others over the years but had already been kicked out twice before.
With his time in the city running out, we tagged along as he went to get the clip and end his trip on a high note. To our surprise, security was still there doing their job the same as ever, and a handful of brave tourists were still going about their business in Times Square taking selfies and getting in the way.
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
WE TALKED TO A SNEAKER BOTTER ABOUT THE STATE OF RESELLING
We tried to understand one of the most obnoxious new hustles.