Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bowling alley landmarking effort lands in the gutter

Efforts to crown the first bowling alley landmark in the five boroughs rolled into the gutter Wednesday as the city wrapped up an ominously quick review.

After just a two-month evaluation, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission denied an application to designate Woodhaven Lanes in Glendale, host to the nationally broadcast TV game show "Jackpot Bowling" in 1959-60.

Bowlers pushed for designation of the 60-lane alley after it closed May 18, ending five decades in operation.

Bowling alley landmark status strikes out


Will Miss the Lanes said...

Councilman Anthony Como: "Our main thing was not only to save a building and make sure a big-box store doesn't destroy the neighborhood, but to keep a bowling alley open," Como said. "I don't know how [landmarking] would help us in that aspect."

What could Anthony Como do? Did he have an actual plan or was he just showing up to gain votes?

I think we know the answer.

Anonymous said...

C'mon Gottlieb....pull your head out of your ass....landmark this nondescript piece-o-crap? !!!

There are better more well deserving sites that are being wantonly torn down!

No wonder you and your cohorts have become laughing stock!

Taxpayer said...

Como - the homeowner from Hell who has at least 27 unresolved DOB violations on his monstrous home - showed such good citizenship by showing up to save this "Big box" bowling alley, but couldn't pull himself away from violating another building code by trying to save Saint Saviour's.

This man does have his priorities: building a piece of shit with 27 unresolved violations; trying to save another piece of shit to get some cheap votes; and staying away from saving land for conversion to a park for residents of Maspeth.

Screw the people of Maspeth, he always says.