|Cher rolling skating at Empire roller rink in Brooklyn|
Here is a homage to the worlds first roller skating rink that started the Disco rolling skating movement. Empire Roller Skating Center located in Crown Heights. I was lucky to go there a couple of times before the unfortunate closure in 2007. Although it was during the day when I visited while chaperoning Middle School students during Summer Camp, the spirit of disco and skaters was still there. Legends such as Cher used to be a regular there. To find out more, New York Times did an amazing article on the history of the 66 year old famous roller rink. Here is a great video from 1978 of Bill Butler Quad capturing that amazing spirit to the music of Roundtree's "Get On Up (Get On Down) . Enjoy!