BK residents sad to see roller rink close its door

Brooklyn residents laced up their skates Saturday and prepared to say goodbye to a favorite borough landmark. Empire Roller Rink has been a Brooklyn favorite

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents laced up their skates Saturday and prepared to say goodbye to a favorite borough landmark. Empire Roller Rink has been a Brooklyn favorite for over 60 years. However, the owner says with rising insurance costs, it became harder and harder to make a profit. Then, he says he was also pressured to end certain specialty nights after a shooting at the rink in January. Residents have held several rallies at the rink, saying they cant imagine Crown Heights without it. Regulars of the rink say it has been a place to make lasting memories and will be sad to see it close its doors on Monday, April 23.

Related information: Crown Heights residents saddened to lose last roller rink in BK Gunman opens fire outside Crown Heights skating rink

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 2 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
3 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 22
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Police arrested a man Sunday after a violent 5 Man arrested after Bay Ridge home invasion, assault

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE