• Voice Choices

    August 20, 2014


    Lebowski Fest bowls back into town.

  • Voice Choices

    August 6, 2014


    This art admires you back

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012


    Don't expect any sugarplum fairies

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012

    Country Strong

    Brooklyn Bowl goes Southern with Yelawolf and Rittz

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The Slipper Room Gets a Gorgeous Makeover

    Peter Shapiro has a lot on his plate. At 39, he is already the veteran ofthe 1990s jam club Wetlands, which he took over at 23, and the successful Brooklyn Bowl, a combination concert venue, casual dining restaurant, and bowling alley, located on Williamsburg's east side. (He also owns Port Chester' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Reality Shows I Don't Want To See

    I don't want to see any reality shows, actually, but here are some I'd particularly kick in my set to avoid: *Head Games Severed heads are used as bowling balls in this macabre slice of life, filled with trailer trashy people looking for cheap recreational thrills. See if you can spot some of you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Live: Akron/Family Make A Free Show Even Freer

    Akron/Family w/Stagnant Pools Brooklyn Bowl Friday, June 29 Better than: Fancy pants. There's more than one way for a band to work a room, of course, but not all of those apply to playing in a bowling alley, and even fewer to the jeweled pleasure palace of Brooklyn Bowl, glowing proudly on the W ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012


    Hit the lanes for a good cause

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011


    Live life via Interwebs

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Bowled-Over Bowlmor Construction Workers Get Gutterball Paychecks

    ​Bowlmor Lanes -- the Union Square bowling alley/nightclub -- is under fire today from a New York City carpenters union accusing the hotspot of "[desecrating] the American way of life." How? By hiring contractors who've allegedly bilked workers building their planned 90,000-square-foot Times Squar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Live: Happy Birthday Go Rolling With The Fader at Brooklyn Bowl

    ​Happy Birthday's Kyle Thomas battles The Matrix. All photos by Georgia Kral.​Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, September 7 Better than: Actually bowling. Ever seen a show at Brooklyn Bowl? Ever seen a free show at Brooklyn Bowl, when many people are there with no interest in seein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Live: Big Boi Does The Hits At Brooklyn Bowl

    ​Don't bother requesting anything, he's already gonna play it​Big Boi Brooklyn Bowl Monday, September 6 Better than: The vast majority of other greatest-hits sets performed in bowling alleys. So Big Boi, as someone in his management circle is explaining before tonight's festivities beg ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010


    Bring your own props to 4Play

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Live: Galactic (And Doug E. Fresh) Bring New Orleans To Brooklyn Bowl

    Intense bass warning. Galactic Brooklyn Bowl Friday, June 4 If this was a scene from Treme, it'd play as farce: real New Orleans dudes playing real New Orleans music... in a snazzy, opulent, achingly hip Brooklyn bowling alley. We'd be mocked as clueless, unappreciative cultural tourists who woul ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    Keeping the hipsters indoors, where it’s safe

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010


    Dance in the alley

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Times Discovers Bowling!

    ​"O.K., maybe this trend isn't big enough to lift the entire city, but it's something." The New York Times suggests bowling as a recession funtime activity. And it's glamorous too! While old-school alleys around town are closing, jacked-up, full-bar venues like Bowlmor and Williamsburg's Gut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    A Somewhat Rueful Live Report From Twestival, As In "Twitter Festival," Which Went About As Well As You'd Suspect It Would

    Pic by Puja Patel​NYC's Twestival (Twitter festival, get it?) went down Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, raising money for Bronx-based charity Camp Interactive, which means there was at least one good thing about it.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Weird 9/11-Related Lede of the Week, So Far

    ​The outrage over the World WIldlife Fund 9/11 ad (which WWF insists it did not authorize) has more or less died down, and here comes a Moscow Times 9/11 ad to pick up the slack. Like everything else these days, it appears the anniversary of the infamous terror attacks will be contentious. All ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    A Quick Word from the Fiery Furnaces, Regarding Our Recent Story About Their Trip to Brooklyn Bowl

    Tina ChouTheir happiness in this photo is absolutely sincereSo recently, honorable Voice correspondent Cristina Black took everyone's favorite nigh-inscrutable brother-sister duo, the Fiery Furnaces, on a private tour of Brooklyn Bowl, everyone's favorite new high-end Williamsburg bowling alley, for ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2009

    The Fiery Furnaces Go Bowling

    A trip to the swanky new Brooklyn Bowl with everyone's favorite art-rock brother-sister act

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Clinton's Help for Harlem Restaurants: "Fire Your Employees"

    Former president Bill Clinton wants to give a hand to Harlem eateries. In October, the Post reported that Clinton's foundation was announcing plans to "strengthen restaurants" in the neighborhood through the Harlem Restaurant Program. Nine months later, only a small number of restaurant owners, abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Five Questions for Gigantic's Paul Dano

    "I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude." Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Bones' Beat: Saying Goodbye to Guild & Greyshkul with On From Here

    This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, bids the Guild & Greyshkul gallery farewell with one last valedictory fling. While they did it, they did it rather well... Jamie Isenstein's 2006 sculpture Intermission, a portable brass easel with a white-on-black handmade sign bearing the work's ti ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008


    Raise a White Russian to a Coen brothers classic

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Obama Tells Men's Health About Sneaking Smokes, Bowling

    The new Men's Health has Obama on the cover, and asks him questions about his men's health, including his on-again off-again smoking habit. His answers are, as usual, impeccably politic but still fascinating. He says he was "never really a heavy smoker" -- can you relate? -- but during the campaign ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 29, 2008
  • Screens

    March 14, 2006
  • Film

    May 17, 2005
  • News

    March 28, 2000


    At Brooklyn’s Bedford Bowl, the Stakes Are High and the Obsessions Run Deep