Despite Hazards, Street Skateboarding Thrives / New York Times

Over all, fewer people are embracing skateboarding. About 400,000 people rode skateboards in New York State in 2012, down from 600,000 in 2008, mirroring a nationwide decline (...)
But in New York City, where a culture has grown up around skateboarding in the streets, the activity remains vibrant.
Despite Hazards, Street Skateboarding Thrives | New York Times