5boro’s Steve Rodriguez has approached the city of New York on their renovation plans for lower downtown Manhattan, in particular the area home to the world famous Brooklyn Banks skate spot. Seems the banks may be in danger of being torn down. Steve’s idea is to leave as much of the original area that skateboarders have come to know and love, as well as to incorporate even more "skate friendly" plaza space within the area’s confines.
According to Steve, so far the city has been surprisingly receptive to his suggestions. Check out a quick story on the subject, featuring a nice photo of Emerica pro Aaron Suski utilizing the current Brooklyn Banks terrain. Emerica will be sure to keep you posted with any future updates and news from Steve regarding the Banks and the city of New York’s renovation plans.