A moment to give props to the Empire Rollerdrome. The Brooklyn landmark that was still gettin ' down until just a couple of years ago.
(from NY Magazine) The 30,000-square-foot space was built in the early years of the twentieth century as a stable for nearby Ebbets Field and the local police department; it became the Brooklyn Roller Rink in 1935. By the late seventies, the Empire had become the go-to spot for skate-world renegades to perfect their moves
A NY Times article about the Rollerdrom is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/nyregion/thecity/22empi.html