It's hard out there for a boarder this year: there was a skateboarding groper running amok near Columbia University this summer, giving a bad name to skateboarders everywhere. In addition, boarders have been driven out of Columbus Circle and the East River Esplanade for being "hooligans." There's nowhere for these outcasts of society to practice their art anymore—except for the subway!

The video was taken by Slap Skateboarding Magazine. According to the NYC Transit Rules of Conduct, it's a violation to stand on a skateboard on the subway; jump the turnstile or enter the system improperly; move between end doors of a subway car whether or not train is in motion; and damage subway or bus property—all of which the skaters in this video do. But what's cooler: skating in the subway, or skating in an Earthquake-ravaged town?