Maple Lanes, which has been operating in Brooklyn since 1960 and is the antithesis of the chic and pricey bowling alleys that have gained popularity in New York City in recent years, may soon house a shul and over 150 apartments.
Located in Borough Park, the bowling alley’s owners say their new project will provide “needed housing” to the area, and “a synagogue with community-event space for a growing Jewish population”, according to the New York Post.
The prospective change will face its first city review on tonight in Brooklyn.
“Maple Lanes is an institution – it’s a cornerstone of Brooklyn,” 50 year old Mark Goldberg told The Post while bowling in Borough Park. “I don’t want to believe that someday it might not be here.”
The alley features 48 lanes and at $4.50 per game, it is one of the cheaper options for New York City bowlers.
Read more at THE ALGEMEINER JOURNAL.