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A Final Skate at the Roller Rink April 21, 2007E-mail this story E-mail this story
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Roller Skates
This is the last weekend to tie up your laces, put on your rainbow leg warmers and couples skate at the Empire Roller Skating Center in Brooklyn. The rink, with its rows of lockers and carpeted walls, has managed to stick around since it opened in the 1930's, across from the old Dodgers stadium. Empire proudly calls itself "the birthplace of the disco skate," and independent producer Dan Kramer caught up with Pierre Francillon to say a final goodbye to the beloved rink.

Pierre Francillon's Ultimate Disco Skate Playlist
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Song Title Artist Album
"He's the Greatest Dancer" Sister Sledge We Are Family
"Give Your Body Up To The Music" West End Records/Billy Nichols Larry Levans Classic
"Hip hop, be bop" Man Parrish Hip Hop Be Bop
"I Feel Love" Donna Summer Endless Summer
"Apache" Sugarhill Gang The Sugarhill Records Story
"Ain't no stopping us now" Mcfadden and Whitehead Club Epic, vol.2
"Le Freak" Chic C'est Chic
"Love Hangover" Diana Ross Diana Ross
"Love is the Message" MFSB Love is the Message