Games your grandparents loved now used as millennial-magnets
Hugely Popular Drinking Holes Packed With Shuffleboard, Bocce Buffs
By Scott Enman (Sent along by Bob Weber with THANKS!)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn has long been the mecca of all things hip, trendy and outside the box.
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In Brooklyn, where the center of the universe is continuously being carved anew, the most popular nightlife venues today feature a pair of antiquated games thought only to be played by those of retirement age.
The borough’s trendiest young professionals, however, are flocking to play these old-fashioned pastimes known as bocce and shuffleboard.
Those who grew up in the Italian-influenced neighborhoods of South Brooklyn became accustomed to games of bocce and shuffleboard in the corners of parks.
Carroll Park in Carroll Gardens stands out in particular as one of the original sites…