New York has some fabulous places to rollerblade, the most fun place being Central Park.
You can rollerblade along the Central Park drives from 10.00am-3.00pm weekdays and right through the weekend anytime because at those times the drives are closed to car traffic..
As well Central Park has special places set aside for skate dancing, e.g. the Bandshell. See the video for disco dancing on skates in Central Park
There are however parks right through the 5 Boroughs where there are areas for rollerblading. Go to Rollerblading in NYC Parks to find out where.
If you lack a pair of skates go to Skate Truck which are a mobile skate hiring outfit. They will toss in some lessons and padding as well. You will also find them parked near rollerblading hangouts in summer.
Rollerblading in NYC can be a sublime experience. It’s never too late to start. Give it a go especially in this glorious sunshine. LIKE whizzing along on skates in beautiful places in New York.