Video Games

When Spider-Man Reaches Bowery and Delancey

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

Even Spider-Man is on the Bowery these days. One reader spent time wandering the open world of the new comic book video game and found the intersection of Bowery and Delancey. Yet, it’s in name only. The commercial buildings in the scene do not represent reality. The above is an in-game selfie of the spot. […]

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‘Waypoint’ Offers Video Games and Coffee on Ludlow Street

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Caffeine and video games go hand in hand. Waypoint, a new cafe that marries the two, is now serving on Ludlow Street. The last series of tenants at 65 Ludlow Street were of the gallery ilk, neither of which really made an indelible mark in the area. Into that recent void comes Waypoint, which is […]

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‘Xeno Zero’ Game Center Takes Over from Joe Sheftel at 24 Orchard Street

Posted January 4, 2016 at 9:33 am

​Now here’s one we didn’t see coming. A new video game shop just bowed on lower Orchard Street. Behold, the alliterative Xeno Zero. Finally some retail diversity in the gallery district. This new “game center” at 24 Orchard Street arrives roughly two months after Joe Sheftel closed his eponymous gallery. He had pulled the plug […]

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Gallery Bar on Orchard Selling to Gamer Bar-Restaurant ‘4Play’

Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:17 am

Looks like seven-year-old Gallery Bar is on its way out of the Lower East Side.

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xCubicle Game Repair Shop Moves to Larger 25 Essex Street

Posted May 18, 2012 at 6:45 am

On a given weekend afternoon, you might see a small queue huddled outside the nearly non-existent storefront at 25A Essex Street.

Fifth Ave Frogger Crosses the Street

Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

How would Frogger look if developed for a real-life situation in the 21st century?


Sharing Memories of Chinatown Fair Arcade

Posted March 2, 2011 at 6:49 am

The tremendous outpouring of emotion in the wake of Chinatown Fair’s closure Saturday night is simultaneously astounding and depressing.

Dismantling Chinatown Fair Arcade (RIP)

Posted February 28, 2011 at 6:49 am

Merely twelve hours after shuttering its decades-old home, Chinatown Fair Arcade wasted no time vacating the musty storefront of 8 Mott Street.

Weekend Edition: February 27

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Margot Wood]

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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!