Roller-skating returns to NYC
Back in the days of Olivia Newton-John and leg warmers, there was no doubt what you did with your friends on a Friday night: roller-skate.
Fast-forward a few decades and the craze was virtually extinct. Generations-old rinks were shuttered, and the trend seemed to be over for good.
Until this summer. Here are a couple of new pavilion rinks where you can relive the ?80s:
Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park Two words: skyline views. Expect that and Top 40 hits from this riverfront facility in Brooklyn Heights. It?s open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (some days until 11 p.m.), but the adults-only nights on Tuesdays and Sundays are our pick. Admission ranges from free to $8; skate rental, $6; 150 Furman St. (at Pier 2)
Lakeside at Prospect Park Unlike other ice-skating rinks that are flipped into kids? carnivals and tourist bars come summer, the new Prospect Park rink decided to go four-wheeled in the warmer months. It?s open less than Pier 2 is, but every Friday through August, the Lola Star?s Dreamland team (formerly of Coney Island) takes over with themed disco nights. Admission ranges from $6 to $15; skate rental, $6; southeast corner of Prospect Park