Last night Reddit discovered a video about this.
Police attempted to defuse the annual skateboard marathon—known as Broadway Bomb—on Saturday, preventing the over 1,500 skateboarders from riding in the streets. The skaters’ plan was to ride down Manhattan’s West Side, from Broadway and 116th Street down to the Charging Bull statue in the Financial District. But like early birds catching the worm, the police arrived beforehand. They set up an orange barricade on West 105th Street, while a helicopter and squads of men in blue patrolled the area. The skateboarders were frustrated, but carried on by attempting to redirect the route down Amsterdam Avenue.
The clip jumped to 450K views overnight.
(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)