1) Welcome to Clinton Bowl! No, not a new set of lanes in Hell's Kitchen. It's the recently opened Harlem Lanes of which we speak. Kudos to Rachel Natalie Klein, blogging over at Bagel in Harlem, for digging up this photo of our immediate ex-president participating in what she assures us is one of his favorite stress-relieving activities. Klein adds: "His foundation’s Urban Enterprise Initiative has helped launch the first bowling alley in this neighborhood in three decades, and he was on hand this week for the grand opening at 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Kudos also to "sisters Sharon Joseph and Gail Richards?now the first black women in the United States to own a bowling center."
· Bagel Bowl (Chapter 2) [Bagel in Harlem]
· In Harlem, Pair Becomes First Black Women to Own Bowling Alley [BAW]
2) Brooklyn's smilingest cheerleader, Marty Markowitz, was on hand recently for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the borough's third Target store, this one at Flatbush Junction, "where the neighborhoods of Flatbush, Midwood and Kensington meet," according to the Queens Ledger. Or the corner of "Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, and Avenue H," if you ask Commercial Property News. The new store is set for completion in fall of '07. Boro prez Markowitz was gloating, of course: "I've been telling people to invest here for years ... There will now be more Targets in this county than in any other. It goes to show you that Brooklyn is once again number one in something." Is the man ever not right or not beaming?
· Bullseye: Third Brooklyn Target On The Way [Queens Ledger]
· A Third Target Store Grows in Brooklyn in $80M Project [CPN]