With both the Pt. Authority Bowling Alley and the Times Square Howard Johnson's due to close soon, my posse decided to take a Wednesday night field trip to visit a soon to be vanished part of New York.
Size 9, please.
The bowling alley is set to close at the end of the summer. In its place will be some sort of lame corporate playground. It may try to be classy but how much classier can you get than beer served like this?
Glen, Jane, Alex, and Anne can not believe that Joe said he was only going to bowl a 32 because he is on fire!
Mary, "So when do you think Rafael Palmeiro will get his 3,000 hit?"
Youthlarge bowls like Keith Hernandez.
Did Jane just bowl three strikes in a row?
Summer Dan! How much longer can the moustache stay?
We find out that we have arrived in the nick of time. The restaurant will close for good on Friday!
Our polish bartender tells us that he is mad at his boss because when he was hired a month ago, he was not told that the restaurant was about to close. Balgavy tries to chat him up but it goes nowhere. Although we do find out that the bartender finds people from the Czech Republic to be very friendly.
Balgavy bought that shirt at K-Mart right before bowling. It works perfectly with the beard.
I love the mirrors.
Those coat hangers are dangerous.
Too many cameras.
Sarah From the Future stops by unexpectedly -- that kind of shit happens all the time with time travel.
Goodbye Hojo's, goodbye!
This was only the third time I had gone to this particular Hojo's but it was always nice to know it was there. The first time I visited was during a 7th grade Teen Club trip to New York. Our tour guide loaded a bunch of kids on the bus after seeing an Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors to descend on what he said was the best place to go in the entire city.
I'm sure that the Friday's/ Olive Garden/ Çhevy's that will take Hojo's place will be just wonderful.
For more pics, check some of these from Amy F. I'm sure Balgavy will post some pics soon as well -- if we can just pry him away from podcasting.
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