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Best of New York 2011 • Kids

Best Bowling Party

  • Bowlmor Times Square

    222 W. 44th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-680-0012

    Chelsea Piers may have met its match. The new Bowlmor Times Square has reached for the nuclear option in the Cold War competition for birthday parties. Not only do kids get to chuck bowling balls down Gotham-themed lanes lined in grass (Central Park) or flanked by dragons and a gong (Chinatown), they can also rumble around an ersatz Coney Island; chow down on a David Burke–conceived menu of mac and cheese, pizza, and tater tots; and heckle the occasional circus performer. Parents can pick from four packages (from $42.95 to $78.95 per child, eight-kid minimum), with the Coney Bowl and High Striker divvying up kids’ time between bowling and rampaging around the game zone.

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From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).