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The Last Go-Round

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The Themes
Saturday (the night these photos were taken) is family night until 10 p.m., followed by adult skate from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. On Zodiac Night, guests born under the chosen signs get in free.

The Floors
The maple wood floors are sanded and coated with Roll-On floor finish for better traction. Twice a week they’re mopped with water to keep the Roll-On intact, then dry-mopped before every skate session.

The Skates
Most will end up in the trash bin. A few may get a second life at Feiger’s other rink, Branch Brook Park roller-skate center in Newark.

The Murals
Feiger drove around the neighborhood examining the work of local muralists, then commissioned his favorite to paint space vehicles, solar systems, and skaters, plus a massive you-are-here map of Brooklyn.

The Modifications
In 1954, one section (not visible) was turned over to bingo games; it later became the beginners’ rink.



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