Why hello, tourists! Looking for somewhere fun to go but dont want to walk to the bad part of 42nd Street, where Leisure Time and Lucky Strike are? Well now theres a bowling alley just steps from your hotel! Just wrap yourself up in that pashmina scarf and walk on over because at 4 p.m. today, Bowlmor Lanes opens its 50-lane, 90,000-square-foot complex in the former New York Times Building. There youll find several areas themed after New York City neighborhoods (Times Square, Chinatown, Central Park, etc.) so youll never have to leave good ol Times Square to see the great things this city has to offer. You wont even have to go to a museum because theres an Andy Warhol room, too!
Is there a Coney Island room, you ask? No, sorry, for that youll have to go to Bowlmors other location, Carnival, or heck, you might even want to go to Coney itself if this rendering is any indication, therell soon be a bowling alley there, too! But anyway, the great thing about Bowlmor Times Square is that David Burke did the menus for the lanes and for the restaurant, the Stadium Grill! If his name sounds familiar, its because hes done the food at some casinos and airports or maybe you know him from the Hawaiian Tropic Zone? You cant leave New York till youve had one of his lollipop trees! Heres his menu below.
Oh, and theres a nightclub, too, so stay late; you dont want to go to that meatpacking district you mightve heard about. Rumor has it theres all sorts of weird trannies down there! By the way, bowling is $72 to $80 per hour, and shoe rentals are $6.50 sure, there were times when $100 got you a lot farther in Times Square, but those days are gone! Check out the neato rooms in our slideshow.
Bowlmor Lanes Times Square, 222 W. 44th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-680-0012