Yes, it’s back!
As my ‘A Geek’s Guide to London’ post got so many likes, I thought I’d make it into a series and bring forth some awesome geeky haunts in New York City. So, once again, Allons-y!
- Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition: Most nerds of any kind (TV, movies, science, history, etc) almost always share a love of Star Wars. Here, fans can go beyond the famous movies and experience Star Wars like never before. However, it’s only open until the end of this month, so hurry up!
- Toy Tokyo Underground: This unique showroom explores pop art culture through the world of designer toys. A wide range of artists display their work on an even wider range of mediums, including clothing, vinyl toys, canvas, and film. The gallery space was created and sponsored by the Toy Tokyo Retail Store (another great place for nerds to gather), which sells all the latest in collectibles and international and domestic toys alongside a vast inventory of vintage collectibles.
- VGNY: VideoGamesNewYork (that’s right, no spaces) is a paradise for video game fanatics of all ages. In VGNY, you’ll find everything from vintage games and consoles to contemporary independent equipment to games rarely found in the United States.But VGNY is more than just a store; their goal is to create a cultural venue that provides you with the history of video games while you explore how games become part of our life.
- Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.: Everything you need to feel like an authentic superhero can be found in this unique shop in Brooklyn. At the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., browse through capes, strange disguises, gear for your secret lair, invisibility devices, and all the paraphernalia that is required of top-of-the-line superheroes. Fun fact: Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. actually serves as a “front” for a non-profit tutoring and writing center for kids called 826 NYC.
- The Way Station: A themed bar with a full-sized TARDIS – which doubles as the bathroom! The big blue box is accompanied by the rest of their collection of sci-fi and steampunk-inspired art. The bar hosts live entertainment most nights of the week, including geek-centric burlesque shows, music that runs the gamut from indie rock to jug bands, comedy performances and film screenings.
- Forbidden Planet: Yep, there’s one here too! There’s also Galaxy Comics for comic lovers, Kinokinuya Bookstore, a Japanese reading paradise and even The LEGO Store, near Rockefeller Center, for all LEGO enthusiasts.
- Marvel NY: A large part of Marvel’s offices re in NYC, an although I’m not sure if you can visit them, you can visit Marvel’s Manhattan. Nearly every street corner of Manhattan has found its way to the printed page – usually playing host to an epic brawl or diabolically botched date night – and Marvel has compiled a list of these places for you to visit here!
- Nintendo NY: In Manhattan’s historic Rockefeller Center, lie 10,000 square feet of dedicated gaming goodness spread over 2 floors, with new and exciting titles headed to Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld systems, but also exclusive memorabilia featuring your favorite selection of gaming superstars.
- Tannen’s Magic Store: Located in the heart of Midtown, in the Herald Square district of New York City, Tannen’s Magic has been catering to the needs of professional and amateur magician’s since 1925. You will find every kind of trick imaginable as well as related items, DVD’s, books and more.
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And that’s the end of my list! Do you know any other geeky locations worth visiting? Which one of these is your favourite?