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Hundreds of skateboarders do the Broadway Bomb

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A flash mob on wheels took over Broadway in Manhattan this weekend. It became a skateway for boarders from all over the world. But the NYPD was not amused.

YouTube exploded with video about an event known as the Broadway Bomb, a massive annual skateboard ride through Manhattan organized on social media.

Some cars got trapped by the stream of more than 1,000 skateboarders, who say that dodging four-wheeled vehicles is just part of the fun. But it was harder dodging the NYPD, which had orange nets set up at key points and were ready with the handcuffs.

A good finish time for the West 116th Street to Bowling Green run was in the neighborhood of 15 minutes, a lot faster that the train or a car, and no more dangerous, they say, than any other day boarding on city streets.

The boarders told me they try to avoid posting the date on social media until about a day or two in advance, so they don't get shut down before they start rolling. But police found out anyway.

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