Revamped skate park opens in Greenpoint

A renovated skate park at McCarren Park in Greenpoint has reopened to the public.



Axel Short, a skateboarder, says the new layout has improved a great deal since the last overhaul in 2009.



Nike funded the $315,000 facelift, which includes more features for skaters to do tricks and is safer, Short says.



Proponents say the skate park is a good way to keep young people out of trouble.


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