Wow, that papal skateboard contest must have been more effective than first imagined. It appears to have even inspired some poetic vandalism:
The Pope was here – he blessed all skateboarders with safe yet hairy moves dont
let him dow. He wants you guys to blow his mind with outrageous skating moves an and lots of sexy [illegible].
Under the FDR Drive and 23rd St., Manhattan (Click photo for bigness)