The Upper West Side building in New York has a skatepark as an amenity
Photo by Jonathan Robles
New York’s Tompkins Square Park is the the skate mecca of the city, but imagine being able to hit the half-pipe without leaving the house. For residents of the new Upper West Side rental and condo complex, Waterline Square, that’s no dream.
The resort recently opened what it bills as New York City’s first indoor skatepark in a residential building as part of its 100,000 square foot amenity space called The Waterline Club. The skatepark features a 42-foot-long, 4-foot-tall half-pipe and a 10-foot-tall mini ramp with a custom mural by New York artist Valentino Mikalef as a backdrop.
“Through a surreal lens, we exhibit some of the city’s beloved landscapes and icons that are truly New York,” Mikalef said of his mural in a press release. “Skateboarders now have the opportunity to ride with authentic street art serving as an engaging backdrop.”
If you don’t have your own equipment, don’t worry. The building also has boards and helmets that residents can use. Thanks to its indoor location, the skate park is open all year round. When you’re done skating, you can relax in the adjacent hangout area, complete with couches, a DJ deck, flat-screen TV, and video games.
Waterline Square is a new rental and condo complex located on the Upper West Side between 59th and 61st Streets. it’s centered around a new public park and also includes restaurant and retail space. All of these conveniences won’t come cheap, however. Rental prices in the luxury apartment building start at over $5,000 per month, while condos sell for over $1 million.