An asphalt pump track for skateboarders and BMXers opens in New York

Although most skateboarders keep their wheels on the ground, experienced BMXers often will catch some air. Photo: Velosolutions

For decades, the most famous skate spot in New York City was the legendary Brooklyn Banks, a collection of features and embankments underneath and adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge that welcomed skaters and BMXers alike.

Sadly, all the fun ended in 2010 when New York City turned the Banks into storage for a restoration project. But this summer, riders and...

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