Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Street Artist Russell King Wants You to Play NES on the Sidewalk

Last modified March 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

Street artist Russell King strayed from his usual creative fare with his latest piece. An interactive, sidewalk-bound video game console on Avenue A. The guts of that wooden column contains an old school Nintendo Entertainment System, original controllers, and CRT television. Passersby were treated yesterday with gameplay courtesy of 1942 (released in 1985). If you recall, […]

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Google Mapping the 8-Bit Lower East Side

Posted March 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Google always pulls out the stops for its April Fools’ jokes. This year, the prank comes a day early with its “Quest View” feature in Google Maps.

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The Great Gatsby Nintendo Game?

Last modified February 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

You’re not in the middle west anymore, son. Welcome to Wild West Egg!

8-Bit Evil Destroys Manhattan [Video]

Posted April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

In general, people possess a strong craving for disaster movies, especially when New York City plays victim.  But what if, say, Manhattan was destroyed by 8-bit evil instead of tidal waves, real asteroids, or earthquakes.  This awesome video should enlighten us. Be careful out there.

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Mario’s Pizza Now Serving at 147 East Houston

Last modified January 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Well, the wait is over. No more dilly-dallying.  Nearly a month after first revealing its trademark-infringing signage, (super) Mario’s Pizza is now serving slices, burgers, and wings at 147 East Houston.  We ambled past during dinnertime last night and saw a bunch of people sitting on the bar stools and eating in the booths. Have […]

Super Mario Signage for Mario’s Pizza

Posted November 17, 2009 at 6:36 am

Although not yet serving the neighborhood, Mario’s Pizza at 147 East Houston (formerly Chickpea) just gained some flashy, trademark-infringing signage.  The folks at Nintendo probably wouldn’t be too happy if they saw this – clearly a Super Mario Steal.  Nevertheless, the pizzeria-cum-burger-joint-cum-wings-spot will open sometime within the next week.  This latest intel from an employee […]