From Scouting NY:
We recently purchased a building in Queens, and while clearing out the basement we discovered a two lane manual bowling alley in very good condition. We did some research and this basement was most probably a club during the prohibition era. Would you or someone you know be interested [in the space]?
A hidden prohibition-era bowling alley? Yes, definitely interested. I took a trip to see it today – Just incredible:
According to the owner, the bowling lanes were hidden under boxes and boxes of junk. After researching the property, the owner now believes the basement was a speak-easy club during the Prohibition Era, with two bowling lanes to entertain customers.
I understand the building is in Ridgewood.