07/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Frick's Basement Holds Hidden Treasure: Century-Old Bowling Alley

"It's one of those hidden places in New York, now isn't it?" says Colin Bailey, the museum's chief curator. After welcoming you in, Mr. Bailey will go on to say that the vaulted ceilings are of plaster, the red-tiled floors are Moorish in design, and the mahogany-paneled walls look back on the English tradition in a "vaguely Jacobean way."

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