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Best Bowling Alley New York 2011 - Melody Lanes

Melody Lanes

Melody Lanes

461 37th St.

New York, NY 11232


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Readers' Choice: Brooklyn Bowl

What Sunset Park's legendary Melody Lanes has that other great lanes don't is a special man named Peter Napolitano. A mutton-chopped showman who has manned the alley's bar for nearly two decades, Mr. Napolitano is a character to end all characters: He dresses nightly in suspenders, a tuxedo shirt, and a red bow tie and expounds nightly on everything from the meaning of life to Steve Buscemi. Also unforgettable: the sassy woman usually working the front counter, who, if she catches you eating, drinking, or misbehaving on the lanes, won't hesitate to reprimand you publicly via the loudspeaker. Lastly, glow-in-the-dark bowling! 461 37th Street, Brooklyn, 718-832-2695, (11232)

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