1884 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2801/all en 30,000-Square-Foot Roller Rink Opens in Manhattan 8th Ave 59th Street New York City http://roadskater.net/30000-square-foot-roller-rink-opens-manhattan-8th-ave-59th-street-new-york-city While researching some roller and inline topics last night I came across a wonderful news item about the first night in a new skating rink about to open. With 30,000 square feet of rolling space, this place would hold a ton of skaters for a fad sweeping the nation. In December of 1884. Almost 125 years ago! See...the article intro in text and full piece in pdf... <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A9649D94659FD7CF" title="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A9649D94659FD7CF">http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A...</a> <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A9649D94659FD7CF" title="http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754C2A9649D94659FD7CF">http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9805E0DE1F3BE033A25754...</a> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.768354">40° 46' 6.0744" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.982556">73° 58' 57.2016" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.768354+-73.982556+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/30000-square-foot-roller-rink-opens-manhattan-8th-ave-59th-street-new-york-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/30000-square-foot-roller-rink-opens-manhattan-8th-ave-59th-street-new-york-city#comments Roadskater.net 1884 United States of America (USA) indoor Manhattan NY New York (NY) New York City NY quad roller skating skating roller http://roadskater.net/crss/node/925 40.768354 -73.982556 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 07:58:42 +0000 roadskater 925 at http://roadskater.net