Here are three of the attractions we got to see:
1. NBC Studio Tour
The NBC Studio Tour was interesting. It was cool. It also probably would have been more interesting and more cool if I knew more of the NBC television shows. It was a little bit like wandering around an empty warehouse that used to make Coca-Cola. Seeing the empty space, without all the buzz and excitement of the actual show, the actual crew and the actual stars, isn't quite as amazing. But it is interesting.
In 2010, Strike Holdings announced that they would be opening their second New York City location- Bowlmor Lanes Times Square. Dubbed Bowlmor 2.0 by the local media, the 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) venue, on the 3rd and 4th floor of the former New York Times building (now known as the Times Square building) will hold 50 lanes and its decor will pay homage to New York City. Featuring 5 city themed bowling areas - Chinatown (featuring a gong that is hit upon bowling a strike), Central Park (including items purchased from the Tavern on the Green auction), the Subway, Times Square, Pop Art New York, and Art Deco New York. Two large event rooms on the 3rd floor, the Soho Loft and the Tribeca loft, will serve as a lounge/nightclub when not being privately rented, and an additional event room, the NY Salon on the 4th floor will serve as home to New York City's most elite functions. The space will feature 3 full bars, a wood fire burning pizza oven and a theater style dining room (with cuisine by David Burke). Guests will be greeted by a 20-foot (6.1 m) bowling pin in the venue's lobby and adding to the vivid landscape of Times Square will be Bowlmor Bob- a 20 ft mechanical figure in bowling shoes and a dinner jacket (in the style of Vegas Vic) whose bowling ball arm will move back and forth 24/7 above 44th St. The new property will bring 300 jobs to New York, and with revenue forecasts in the 30 million dollar range will help revitalize NYC's retail economy."