It was an unusually rhinestone-spangled crew that the Transom encountered on Friday night at Pier 60 in Chelsea. Competitors from across the country had gathered for the Manhattan Amateur Classic, an annual ballroom dancing competition.
The system by which the dancers were divided was mystifying to an outsider, and the ages of the crowd varied widely, from stylishly attired seniors to college students decked out in jackets proclaiming their affiliation. (We spotted both Harvard and NYU.) Beyond the dancing couples, through enormous glass windows, you could see the lights of lower Manhattan and New Jersey twinkling. Read More