Not Your Mom And Pop’s Same Old Bowling Alleys, Part 3

25 Nov

Everyone by now knows that my parents were once legendary bowlers.

(Just kidding. As a young couple, they enjoyed bowling and they were on amateur leagues.)

Sadly, I don’t have any photographs of them bowling. Dang!

Does one of them by a boat count? It’s all I got…

So, the saying “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”?

There’s a family story that just sums this up.

Once, my parents were on a league. They were playing in a tournament, and the winning team members would win all-expense-paid vacations in Hawaii.

My parents’ team was pretty good, but their opposing team was better. So, after a while, my Dad starting goofing off. Eyes closed, backwards, upside-down, you name it.

When it was all said and done, my parents’ team lost by just a few points. If my Dad had played seriously throughout, his team would have undoubtably won that trip to Hawaii!!

Today’s featured bowling alley is the Bowlmor.

It is located in the heart of Times Square, at 222 West 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues).

Wow. Just wow.

It’s pretty spectacular.

For instance, the lobby:

There are 2 floors for your bowling delight.

And here’s an idea of their pricing:

Being that this bowling alley is in the middle of the Broadway Theater neighborhood, of course it MUST be dramatic. It’s sectioned off into themed bowling rooms.

The Coney Island room:

The Times Square room:

The Chinatown room:

The Art Deco room:

The Pop room (I was told all the celebrities like to reserve this room):

The Central Park room:

The place was so massive, one of the friendly employees took me on a tour. I don’t remember, was this the Times Square alley or the Coney Island alley?

It’s an awesome bowling alley! Check out their website or give them a call at 212-680-0012 for their rates and rules.

And be sure to check out the autographed pins in their lobby.

Here are a few:




2 Responses to “Not Your Mom And Pop’s Same Old Bowling Alleys, Part 3”

  1. hubby November 25, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    The story about your parents’ bowling team reminds me that in 12th grade our gym class went bowling for a few weeks. (There was a bowling alley–Argo Lanes–right across the street from our school.) We had some kind of tournament and the team that I was on got to the finals. The score was close right until the end, but one of the guys on our team either didn’t care or thought the game was over, so he put on his regular shoes and started to leave. When it got to his turn someone had to run and find him. He came back but he refused to change his shoes again, so he ended up slipping when he rolled the ball and he went flying and fell on his butt. We didn’t win.

    • sallanscorner November 27, 2011 at 8:27 am #

      Ouch! Great story, thanks for sharing! Poor guy…

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