So if you follow me on twitter you will see I am no longer Living the Life...on a budget in New York City. I've taken the mantra to a new extreme as a poor grad student down in Nashville, TN. However, when I was up in NYC trying to live that life I always wanted to get together with friends and hit up the bowling alley. Like everything in NYC bowling was redonkulously expensive, as in $24 for one round. No thanks. Take a trip off the island and head to Astoria for some king pin action at Astoria Bowl. They have some amazing specials that go on throughout the whole week. On Sundays from ten in the morning to one in the afternoon, you can bowl for just a buck. That is less than a subway ride, a dirty water dog, or a pack of gum. Then at night $1 games resume from nine until midnight. Looking for midweek action? Tuesday and Thursday nights, the Astoria Bowl has the same buck special from 9 until 12. There is also a practice special, which you need to all ahead before showing up. You can get 2 hours of bowling for $10 based on availability. Celebrate your birthday at Astoria Bowl and if you are with a group of 10 or more, those fun bowling shoes are on the house. Bowling is a great alternative when you do not want to participate in your standard evening fare. Change it up and send one down the alley. Also on your way back pick up a gyro at BZ Grill, you won't be disappointed.
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