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AMF Garden City Lanes

  Name: AMF Garden City Lanes  
  Address: 987 Stewart Avenue  
  City: Garden City  
  State: NY  
  Zip: 11530  
  Phone: (516) 222-0808  
  Hours: See Website For Center Hours  
  E-Mail: www.amf.com/contact  
  Website: www.amf.com/gardencitylanes  
  Lanes: 50  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
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Comment Date: 7/26/2016 Name: Rosemarie
What a nice bowling alley. Had a great time, food was excellent and cooked great. Got right onto a lane and everyone else was extremely professional. Will be coming more often.

Comment Date: 1/2/2016 Name: gail
I used to bowl at south levittown lanes but the staff act like you are bothering them when you try to order food or drinks. The shot is inconsistent and prices are worse than movie theaters. I don't mind travelling for a much more pleasant experience with good food and reasonable prices. Good job.

Comment Date: 9/17/2014 Name: Frank M.
New to this house, very clean, nice bright bar, really good food for a fair price.

Comment Date: 7/10/2014 Name: Keith
Had a blast with friends here. Friendly staff, great food, fair prices.

Comment Date: 4/19/2011 Name: Jonathan88
Old Van wyck bowler: I used to bowl at VW but just for fun, mostly with the msic on saturdays. It was fun. I miss the alley. I remember some of the workers but I never saw the GM on weekends. The only reason I found out who he was was because my crew had a problem one night. We complained about the size of the french fries we got. The Assistant manager I think gave us Danny's number when we asked to see the boss. He was Ok with our problem and gave us passes. A good GM should be there on busy days I think.

Comment Date: 1/18/2011 Name: Old Van Wyck Bowler
Danny the manager will ruin this house by the time he is done! Some of his ideas may work great in the short term but he is sacraficing the future to look good today. Hey AMF wake up and smell the coffee, the P & L doesn't tell you how much your customer's are pissed off! You finally found a good mechanic after 5+ years, don't let a dime a dozen, snake oil salesman like Danny wreck the place. Garden City was once host to the PBA tour, look at it now!

Comment Date: 11/19/2010 Name: Ted
AMF is moving away from Leagues......BIG MISTAKE. Maybe the managers can't run decent leagues. The leagues are as good as their secretaries and officers. AMF wants their General Managers and lower managers to run their FUN leagues. You get a cheap ball at the end of the season, WOW. A league should not be run by the company but people who bowl in the league. The Managers don't really have the time. This is why AMF league bowlers are declining, along with the prices for bowling and their food. AMF can also close your alley at any time. I heard Sheridan is closing. Van Wyck closed a few years ago and the leagues could not even finish.

Comment Date: 11/8/2010 Name: Anonymous
it's just business, what will get the house more money, league bowlers (few in number) or casual at $5.50 PER GAME on the weekends (while the league bowlers on pay 2.50). It's just plain extortion, but whatever will keep the company afloat they are happy with.

Comment Date: 8/21/2010 Name: Ted
Right ON Johnny! You usually get a better deal from a privately run alley. AMF as I've said before is looking to move away from leagie bowling and more towards the casual bowler. AMF wants you to have a full experience of restaurant dining and an arcade with bowling. I personally think this is a BIG mistake that they are making.

Comment Date: 7/14/2010 Name: Johnny Shrank
Hey everyone boycotting AMF is right! Go to an independent hose like south levitown lanes which is around the corner in the next town!

Comment Date: 6/3/2010 Name: Ted
To anonymous, I think the bowling aspect is correct. It will never be that way as other sources of revenue are important to the alleys. AMF has gouged the people in this respect. A boycott of AMF would be the correct thing to do. Movie theaters are out of control with their ticket and food prices also.

Comment Date: 5/11/2010 Name: Anonymous
in my opinion, I believe the "full experience" of BOWLING, should be just that, bowling. Nothing else should be thrown in. It just makes it worse.

Comment Date: 5/8/2010 Name: Ted
I agree with Zeke and Jocelyn, anonymous is dead wrong.Amf wants you to have a full experience especially in their 300 alleys, this includes food and drink. Yes the lanes are important, but AMF is moving away from the league bowler. AMF wants the casual bowler who will drop big $ on food and drink. The AMF bowling and shoe prices are high also. The AMF experience stinks, I agree.

Comment Date: 4/5/2010 Name: Anonymous
a bowling alley should be used to bowl. if you are hungry go some where else to eat after you are done bowling. It is a bowling alley, not a pizza store.

Comment Date: 2/5/2010 Name: LOUIS
Anonymous is wrong, you just can't look at the lanes. You need to drink or have a bite to eat. AMF has made that part of bowling a luxury. The overall experience at AMF stinks.Give me decent prices to bowl and eat, decent lanes and I'm happy. Don't bowl at any AMF lanes.

Comment Date: 1/22/2010 Name: zeke
I agree with Jocelyn, I like to bowl but at reasonable prices. Especially in this economy. Amf has hurt bowling with it's prices. The food is way over priced.

Comment Date: 12/24/2009 Name: Anonymous
what are you all complaining about? You should not care about the drinks and such, but you should care about the lanes. They are kept up well and makes the house an overall very nice place to bowl competively in.

Comment Date: 11/7/2009 Name: Jocelyn
All AMF alleys are over priced.

Comment Date: 10/6/2009 Name: Christine
I recently had a fundraiser at Garden City lanes and it was very successfull. Great sport for all ages. Great service!!! Look forward to returning.

Comment Date: 5/22/2009 Name: Jocelyn
I can see AMF closing this Alley soon, what a DUMP.

Comment Date: 4/9/2009 Name: Anonymous
I get my balls, bags, shoes at the pro shop. Pauly and Josh run the pro shop and there is never any problems with my things. The bowling place is very close to my work and the staff is very nice and courious.

Comment Date: 2/11/2009 Name: Jim
Short and to the point, I like this place. I have bowled here several years. I enjoy my league and I like this alley.

Comment Date: 2/8/2009 Name: Dissatisfied Customer
The AMF Cerritos Center is just a horrible center. Overpriced drinks, horribly unclean Men's restroom. Employees weren't terribly friendly nor helpful. Overall, I will not patronize their establishments in the future.

Comment Date: 2/7/2009 Name: Sherri
Try keeping your posts shorter. Are ya Frickin kidding me?

Comment Date: 1/30/2009 Name: Steven
I have heard through the grapevine that AMF will possibly close this house & Sheridan Lanes within the next two years. Can anyone shed some light on these rumors?

Comment Date: 1/23/2009 Name: No Name
Hey Just passin thru, you must be Amf management. AMF raising bowling prices, food prices, drink prices, ATM fees. Stopping babysitting for leagues. No outside food, you have to eat ours. I think even the prizes for the leagues have changed. AMF means (another manager fired). There aways changing staff.....It all adds up to loss of leagues. Go through the bowling 2U.com and read the scores for AMF lanes compared to other centers. It is true lanes have changed, they have become very greaty. Sure (Everyone is doing it right)! I had a receipt from AMF in calif. White Zin $4.50, Jack and Coke $5.25 before taxs. Where I work White Zin $2.75, Jack and Coke $4.25 taxs included. Both centers are about 3 miles from each other. Guess what, we are busier...Wonder why??? I had in the past worked for the other center for 15 yrs. All the bowlers moved to the center I work at now. So I left to. These people have been bowling for over 28 yrs and have always complained. It's part of bowling I guess and they all still bowl together. It's like a FAMILY. :]

Comment Date: 1/22/2009 Name: just passin thru
I stopped and read many of the posts here for this center. And I must say I think most everyone writting here is a league bowler. My advice is to spend as much time attempting to grow the leagues you bowl in as you do complaining about where you bowl. USBC has had a steady decline in membership that stretches back several decades. To be honest with you it isn't the bowling center management that is killing league play, but rather the league bowlers. Not only do you complain here but I bet you spend way too much time complaining while you are bowling. This alone drives fellow league bowlers away because they get sick of endless complaining. There are complaints here about the mechanics, managers, prices, lane conditions, child care, and management. For the record, AMF supports league bowling better than anyone in the business. Why, because league bowling is their business. AMF does not suffer the league bowler lose of other centers and consistantly ever year has a league bowler retention rate the USBC and other center owners would kill for. AMF and this center may not be what you like, but you still go there and bowl. And truth be told they couldn't run some of you out of this center. It is the silent league bowlers that leave. They tire of the endless complaining, and argueing that goes on all to often in leagues today. Take my advice and look for what is good and positive in this center and your leagues, and maybe not complain so much. You will probably find you will have more fun. And one last thing, league bowlers are consistant in one respect. If they bowl good it is because the lane condition was awesome, if they bowl bad it is because the lane condition was horrible. Nice trick isn't it, your not responsible for the good or the bad.

Comment Date: 12/26/2008 Name: No Name
Here in Calif. I had worked for AMF was fired for moonlighting after 11 yrs. of working both places. The other center I work for charges $25.00 dollors from 9pm to 1pm thats up to 5 pp on a lane. $3.75 for shoes...Sun,Mon,Tues,and Thurs. so that comes to 5 pp bowling cost... $8.75 each for 4 hours of bowling. Drinks are cheaper and everyone has a great time. This is a family owned center great place to work and the boss knows when he has loyal employees. Amf over works employees under pays employees and charges customers alot of money for what they call SERVICE. The last few years I worked for AMF was only for the tips and my long time customers. Glad I am away from there. Really sorry that AMF thinks they have made things so much better. Being there 11 yrs. I could see that they were fools.........

Comment Date: 12/18/2008 Name: Anonymous
I work for AMF as a manager and I do have to agree that prices are a little high but for under $20 a couple can come in and bowl three game with shoes and have a pitcher for beer ( $6.20) and have a good time.. We do rely on leagues to be our bread and butter but the open bowlers come in and have a BALL.. The familes bring the kids in ( we give out a LOT of free game coupons) and they put up the bumpers and bring out pop corn, add some great music and they have a BALL... They stay warm and just have fun!..I know alot of folks complain about the price of food.. A full size pizza is 9.99 but try going to the movies and see what you spend.. Bowling is still one of the great ways to get excerise and have fun with groups of people. Last night we had a church come in to hold their Christmas party and they had over 300 kids and had a BLAST!! Thanks everyone!!

Comment Date: 12/5/2008 Name: BILLY JONES
to all bowlers,,amf wants to cater to the customers.dont let that fool you.yes,they want the $$$$,bottom line,,they think the customer(s),is stupid..2009,watch,wait & see..centers will be closing..so far some near the top,lost their jobs..if the centers make $$$ or not,chains and locks will be in place..

Comment Date: 11/4/2008 Name: Leon
Lisa, you are correct. Amf will feel the pinch. It does not know how to RUN a business,only to RUIN a business. (see Van Wyck and Olympia Lanes)both nwo closed by AMF this year. There is talk of more closings in 2009.They always raise prices, especially food, they say the quality is better. Believe me it is average and you don't get as much.You could do better in any Chinese or fast food place. AMF will get theirs eventually, it is a big corp. it will take alittle time. AMF invented the word Mismanagement.

Comment Date: 10/5/2008 Name: Lisa
I think that AMF is not in tune with the times. The crap going on in the market will reflect every company in the US one way or another. since it is an option for a customer to visit the center, it will feel the crunch more. People do not have the money they used to have. So to keep raising the prices will hurt AMF. I do agree they can't give it away, they need to run some specials, so marketing will need to step up.

Comment Date: 10/1/2008 Name: No Name
Right Disneyland does cost more. I was thinking of bowling more than one game (15 Mins) compared to one ticket to Disneyland all day. Even if the ticket is $70.00 it is all day fun. For food stamp your hand, leave the park or pack a lunch in a cooler leave it in your car. Bowling for one person about $10.00 every 15 to 20 mins. I can go to Disneyland for free, only because I have friends who work for Disneyland. I think they get to invite 10 people per month in free, because of being a employee,s there.

Comment Date: 9/27/2008 Name: No Name
Here in Calif. AMF just build a 300 bowling club, and the big wigs are coming next week for the grand opening. When it opens, I see it will cost $10.00 for a game, $6.00 for shoes and I hear a beer will cost $8.00 == $24.00. People who live in Anaheim do not really have alot of money. Disneyland is right there so, I guess they are banking on tourist. (Oh please mommy take me to AMF BOWLING.) I didn't really want to go to Disneyland. :{ It will cost about the same. Disneyland? or bowling? LOL I know they are planning on Company parties, but just how many parties do you have to have to keep your business going??? You are right with our GOV money problems everyone is holding on to thier money. What fools they might even loose thier backside on this one. I live about 5 miles from Disneyland, but I know what I would pick every time. :){NOTE** $24.00 for a ticket to Disneyland? Maybe 25 years ago. Today a one-day ticket to Disneyland for ages 10+ is $69.00** B2U Staff}

Comment Date: 9/21/2008 Name: NO Name
I guess i'm not working for AFM as of tonight. 11 yrs. I was hired, them knowing that I worked another center. 5 managers and 2 bar managers have known, but the decided to enforce the rules of no moonlighting in the last month. 4 yrs. ago they hired a guy knowing he worked another center they fired him. Good worker. I'm a good worker also. I will go talk to a lawyer this rule has been around for 9 yrs. and I think they have to show that you have been taking thier business away.

Comment Date: 9/19/2008 Name: George
No Name, you are right on. I didn't know that the private alleys were so crowded. I am gld there are still some decent alleys left. I heaar they are opening another upscale alley in Manhattan called lucky strike. Amf Chelsea piers will be their main competition. I predict one will go out of business eventually. The current economy won't sustain these Rich Yuppie places. On the other hand if somehow one or both of them had reasonable prices, it may be a different story. Everything in NY seems to be Upscale now. what ashame, also AMF is a lousy company to deal with. AMF is hurting bowling BIG TIME.

Comment Date: 9/6/2008 Name: NoName
Right, The league that I have on Sat. They say if they raise their league bowling one more time there gone. Guess what...they are getting a $1.00 raise. I'm thinking they are running them out. No more babysitting,trophies,or lane breakdown drinks. Guess why they are leaving. I work another center. We are full of leagues and open bowl. It's a family owned center, the old school way. It still works if you don't run everyone out. Unhappy employees, low wage, high prices, Do you wonder why there leaving. Bowling is not dead. They are crowded at the old centers!

Comment Date: 9/4/2008 Name: George
Yes, No Name you are correct. The bowling industry sees it the open play way, especially AMF. League bowling is in decline, so they cater to off the street people. The prices they charge them are higher than the league bowler. EXAMPLE: Say you have a 10 team league with 3 people on a team, they pay $10 for their 3 games. 30 people times $10 is $300 per week for usually 36 weeks. If they charge $6.00 per person per game, they can make more in the league time alloted. Usually this is for Cosmic bowling. Don't forget shoe rentals, most league bowlers have their own shoes. In the summer it can be quite different, however. Most people don't want to be indoors. The bowling industry should promote leagues more, you are correct.

Comment Date: 8/25/2008 Name: No Name
Moving away from league play to more open play will be the downfall of AMF. They don't know what they are doing! You need a balance between both. Very few centers have so much open bowl that they can give up the (in the bank) leagues weekly, yearly money. It's a crap shoot banking on customers walking throught the door just to bowl once in a while.

Comment Date: 8/7/2008 Name: George
I used to bowl at Van Wyck and Woodhaven, Danny who was the General manager at Van Wyck is now the GM at Garden City. Henry is the Assistant. Van Wyck closed,remember. Garden City may have picked up some bowlers from these now closed alleys. From some workers I knew at AMf Van Wyck Lanes, AMF usually hires non-bowling managers such as restaurant/food and Circuit City people. AMF is moving away from league play, and more to open play. This is going to be the downfall of league play.

Comment Date: 8/2/2008 Name: George
I used to bowl at Woodhaven and Van Wyck for many years. To anonymous, who said the mechanics get paid well in AMF. Van Wyck was AMF, they had some very good mechanics. Jose and Jose, both were there a long time. I believe one of them was there over 30 years. Where is Van Wyck now----SOLD. Where is Woodhaven now----Sold. I know they had some workers there a long time also. AMF and Brunswick give you benefits I was told, but nothing to write home about. Don't get really sick unless you are in upper management. The workers also had to pay for at least half of their benefits. It isn't as rosy as you make it anonymous. Get real, wake up, Amf can close Garden City in a heartbeat with the right offer.

Comment Date: 7/23/2008 Name: doesn't matter
hey mike and tony,no henry is just an assistant manager, so get your story straight. nad for your info the new leagues that are now coming over are bowling their because of greg that brought them over from the now defective baldwin lanes. their is a parent child league and a knights of colombus that decided to go to garden city because of greg, and they should be graeful greg did that for that center

Comment Date: 7/23/2008 Name: No Name
Is Garden City still AMF? Here In Calif. they don't like to hire managers that have worked in bowling. Our guys come from Circuit City or from restraunts. By the way I am a bartender and have worked 11 years at my center. I make about $8.50.

Comment Date: 7/22/2008 Name: Tony
Garden City Bowl is totally different now since the new manager Henry has taken over bowling now comes first at garden city. He has added over 400 new league bowlers and they have a great league on Tuesday’s worth 16,000 for first place.

Comment Date: 7/22/2008 Name: Mike
Garden City Bowl has gotten a lot better they hired a manger named Henry who has a lot of business experience and has been a bowler for over 20 years. The new manager really cares about the league bowlers and goes out of his way to work with the league bowlers. Garo also works for Garden City again he is the best mechanic on Long Island and they hired another top mechanic on Long Island named bill, the lanes are a lot better now. They have a lot more tournaments and leagues now.

Comment Date: 7/10/2008 Name: LONNIE
No Name, I believe you. I knew workers in Van Wyck that made nothing. AMF will always keep their pay scales down, they are a large Corporation who does not care about their workers or customers. Their bottom line is what they care about. Just like all the other corporations.

Comment Date: 6/28/2008 Name: No Name
I got a raise one year after my review, and 5 days later the state wage was raised and so I was making 1 cent more than mininum wage. Good old AMF.

Comment Date: 6/18/2008 Name: LONNIE
Mr. Bill Johnson, you are 100% correct. Things will not change with the pay scales. The service is declining by the day. Most alleys will fail and close. The economy if it stays bad a long time, will close alleys faster. Why don't bowling alleys receive a tax break as other businesses do? It could help them in the long run. I would like to see the private ownership receive these breaks. Look what Will said about AMF Garden City, calling it a dump. Another AMF failure waiting to happen?

Comment Date: 6/17/2008 Name: bill johnson
hey lonnie,lucky or unlucky for us(bowlers),bca isn't around,thanks to amf.including bowl america.these companies dont pay much better.until amf/brunswick pay their employees what they're worth,especially mechanics,,these companys will hire them,and thats how payroll is kept down.its sad to see bowling go downhill,like it has the last i say,10 yrs.mechanics MIGHT stay around,but most split,& find employment,elsewhere.the mechanics amf is hiring lately,good luck,making it thru the season.if amf is reading this,i dont care!!since they dont,why should any1 else??

Comment Date: 6/17/2008 Name: will
its the biggest dump on long island

Comment Date: 6/11/2008 Name: LONNIE
Mr. Bill Johnson, I believe Brunswick pays garbage too. Woodhaven is closed isn't it. As I said I knew waht some workers received in pay and raises from AMF. AMF and Brunswick will always have revolving doors due to their pay scales. Both companies should turn their alleys over to people who know how to run them. I do know what I am talking about Mr. Bill, it comes from the mouths of their workers, not me. Many of their workers privately told me they did not like the way AMF treated the League bowlers, and did not improve anything in the alley. Everttime it rained hard in VAn WYck they had buckets to catch water leaking over the front desk and near the bar area. What kind of message are you sending to league and open customers alike? BAD BUSINESS, I can mostly speak for Van Wyck which is where I did the majority of my league and practice bowling.

Comment Date: 6/7/2008 Name: bill johnson
To Lonnie,you're complaining about AMF pay scale..do you think Brunswick pays any better??Why dont you go into some Brunswick centers and ask the help,how much of a raise,they've gotten.I know a few guys,who (used) to work for Brunswick.What they told me,is nothing better than AMF.So until you know the facts,stay out of it.

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: LOU
I heard there is a new manager in Garden City. Can anyone tell me who it is, or if it's true? I may bowl there again in the winter, but I am afraid this place may close next. I heard what happened to Van Wyck and Woodhaven.

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: LONNIE
NO NAME is 100 per cent right about AMF, you get what you pay for with the help. They always lost their good help, a 30 cent raise just did not cut it. That's what some employees told me they got in Van Wyck. One even told me he got a quarter. I can see what No Name means, when he said they do things the hard way. AMF always did. It is just a BAD, BAD, STUPID COMPANY. It does not care about anything but the bottom line.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Comment Date: 5/18/2008 Name: NO NAME
I work for AMF. I have worked in differnt center's for 28 yrs. I can tell you the company thinks it's a restaurant run business(a new concept in bowling). I have in the past worked with a well know restaurant chain for a number of years. There is a difference. This corparation has you run in circles 10 times to have you accomplish what we used to accomplish in a much shorter amount of time. With better service and less work for the employee. I work in a different AMF center in another state, but they all have the same way of thinking. For myself, I shake my head and collect my tips and just go home knowing, it's not going to get any better with this company. They may even ruin future bowling. Bowling centers are a neigherhood mom and pops. A place you still can go and know everyone. The employee's are part of what makes it feel like home. The turn over of employee's and the amount of years long time employee's have been working for them, means nothing to this company. The kids are just work horses for a low amount of money. The problem is they all know it and it shows in the business.

Comment Date: 5/16/2008 Name: Janie
I keep reading that AMF is closing alleys from a list they have. I wonder what alley will close next? I aam getting afraid to bowl in a league at any AMF alley. I heard they closed Van Wyck recently. I also heard Woodhaven is closing though not AMf. Soon we won't have any place to bowl in Queens. This is scary people.

Comment Date: 2/19/2008 Name: BOWLING 4 GOOD TIMES.
Since the 90s mechanics are hard to find.Especially a mechanic with some knowledge.The best mechanic to get,should be mechanically inclinded.Like I said,a mechanic to walk in the door that has experience,isn't going 2 happen.Besides what AMF pays mechanics,forget it.So idea,you'll be waitng until some1 with experince,that doesnt mind working too many hours for AMF pay scale,you and most league bowlers will have long seasons for many years to come.You get what you pay for.

Comment Date: 2/15/2008 Name: idea
how about they get a mechanic who will break peoples knees with a wrench as they walk in the door. Anything, and i mean ANYTHING, even that would improve this place. what a gyp joint.

Comment Date: 2/3/2008 Name: i-95 bowler
sorry,gary.all facility managers are on salary.no matter how many hours they work over 40 hours,they get no overtime.a fm is like a gm,work 50-60 hours a week,no overtime.it's that way everywhere.he found a job that guarantees overtime past 40 hours.the only mechanics that get ot,are either the b or c mechanic.

Comment Date: 1/31/2008 Name: Gary
I am not quite sure what is different here in this center. I bowl here a long time. A few years ago I do know that the pin guy Garo left. Garo kept this place running like a charm. I guess he left for something better. amf needs to right the ship. We all know that it starts with a good pin guy. I know Garo has went to many of amf's houses and fixed their problems. Bring this guy back if you know whats good for you.

Comment Date: 1/18/2008 Name: bowl 4 fun
according to my friends that somehow work for amf,the goldman sachs group,unfortunately still own amf.goldman sachs purchased amf in the mid 1990s.no matter who owns amf,most of the centers are on leases,they own maybe 10% of them.thats why some will get fixed up,some wont.

Comment Date: 1/17/2008 Name: babyface
I heard through a former amf worker friend that goldman sach don't own amf anymore is this true. anyone know?

Comment Date: 1/9/2008 Name: Ryan
I was told today that a new center manager will be taking over the center. he may has started already. I do hear he is very good.

Comment Date: 12/27/2007 Name: bowl 4 fun
i used to work for amf.if you go to any amf center in the u.s.,the food prices will also be high.you have to understand how amf works.they pay their employees lousy wages,amf is run by a group called goldman sachs.yes jokers are responsible for running amf.they are on the dow exchange.most of amf centers are on a lease.if you have a center with old machines & automatic scoring,good luck trying to get amf to replace them with new.this company has machines,scoring systems in warehouses in virginia and in florida.and all thats happening is they're collecting dust.

Comment Date: 8/23/2007 Name: Babyface
I see there is a new manager here, maybe now this center has a chance to regain some of it's former glory. It currently is one of the worst on LI. What's with the food prices, I was shocked.

Comment Date: 6/29/2007 Name: former long islander
are there any people who use to bowl at the old Elmont Bowlaire

Comment Date: 6/5/2007 Name: Bye Bye Garden City
Our league has hi tailed it outta this house. The waitress was hurt early in the 06-07 season and was never replaced. Alley was always too hot. Took forever to resolve lane problems. Many auto scorer problems. Another Long Island bowling alley headed for the wreckers ball. Amazing that the Long Island Open and all the Lustig scratch tournies used to be held here. Just a shadow of its former self.

Comment Date: 5/20/2007 Name: Long Time Garden City Bowler
Well, it has finally happened. Several leagues have left the center. The reasons include inconsistant lane coditions, dirty in general, lazy workers, uninformed manager and blinding monitors. The place needs a complete overhaul. AMF you are losing tens of thousands of dollars and someone better get the place in order before it's to late.

Comment Date: 5/16/2007 Name: Concerned customer.
What the heck has happened here to these machines. I have bowled here for over 20 years. I have never seen them run so bad. Have they changed the tech guy in the back? The place and it's surroundings have gotten so bad. It almost seems as if they are putting the bowling part of the business aside, and just worrying about the snack bar. The reason the bowler comes to the lanes is to bowl. If they are hungry, bonus. The snack bar is just a convienence for the bowler, not a guarantee.

Comment Date: 5/24/2005 Name: Lisa
My boyfriend and I went to Garden City bowl on a Friday evening. The overall experience was ok, The staff was very cold, The only downfall was the snack counter reminds me of burger king. The prices were way to steep for our pockets, so we went to burger king afterwards. Our alley broke 3 times, and took a total of 20 minutes to repair. Seemed as if the pin guy had no interest in repairing it the right way, because he was on his cell phone and making time with the bartender. In rating this alley overall I would not recommend it to the serious bowler.

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