Today’s haphazard travels through Manhattan: I thought about going to Brooklyn after seeing Black Angels at the South Street Seaport, but instead I went to NYU and dawdled around Cooper Square for a while. First off, Cooper Square is one of my favorite Squares in NYC. It’s full of college kids milling about and it’s got the big cube sculpture that you can move around. Also, there’s plenty to do if you know where to go. It’s like Union Square, but better.
But then… there’s this. Video Games New York is the safe haven for nerds. They’ve got every piece of video game related junk that you can imagine. There are new games, old games, and even older games. I found one of the first edition Atari systems sitting in a pile in a corner. I cried tears of geekiness.
They have imported games from Europe, China and Japan. There are pirated games and homebrew games, some of which are so painfully cheap that they shouldn’t be allowed to exist. They have rarities like the Game & Watch and test consoles used for debugging. If you want anything related to games — and I mean anything — this is the only place in the world to go.
Mom, I’m sorry; but I have a feeling that part of my first paycheck from work will go here. I have some relics to claim as my own.