Once Iconic, Now Abandoned -The Sad State of Sunset Lanes in Albany
Abandoned bowling alley, Albany NY
A video surfaced recently on YouTube that took us inside the abandoned and dilapidated walls of the famed Sunset Lanes in Colonie.
Videos like these tend to be wildly popular, especially if it's a place we connect with or remember. But there's also a painful side to seeing abandoned places from our area that were once revered, and this one is no exception.
Bowling alleys in the Capital Region used to be a big deal, and while mostly gone now, they were a place to compete seriously or lightheartedly, socialize, have some food and drinks, and just hang out.
The iconic Sunset Lanes
Few bowling alleys in the area had a better run than Sunset Recreation Lanes in Colonie.
The owners had been in business for over 75 years before the building was bought nearly 8 years ago. The new ownership had hopes of turning it into an Asian Market, but that has yet to happen, and so the old Sunset Lanes sit desolate on a Central Ave parking lot, the asphalt overrun with cracks and weeds.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.