10 Places All Gamers And Geeks Should Add To Their Big Apple Trip Itinerary

10 Places All Gamers And Geeks Should Add To Their Big Apple Trip Itinerary

From comics to games and more, check out these geeky fan favorites.

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New York is full of wonders and fun things to do. From museums and musicals to amazing food and thousands upon thousands of places to shop 'til you drop, there's something for everyone to do no matter interests or hobbies. In this case, however, I'm focusing on some of the favorite geeky places in New York. From comics to games and more, check out these geeky fan favorites the next time you find yourself in the big city and beyond.

1. Nintendo NYC

Located in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, you can check out two floors of merchandise from all kinds of games, new and exciting titles, a showcase for all your nostalgic needs, and plenty of statues of your favorite heroes to take selfies with. It doesn't matter if you're not a little kid anymore. If you're a gamer, you'll love it here.

2. Kinokuniya

For Anime fans, Kinokuniya may be one place to stop. In the heart of midtown Manhattan, this bookstore offers a wide variety of books, magazines, stationery and much more from Japan with most books in both English and Japanese. There are three levels to this building, with Japanese stationary and magazines in the basement, a regular bookstore on the ground floor, and the second floor filled with manga, anime merch, and a cozy eatery.

3. Forbidden Planet

Located near Union Square Park, shop at one of the world's largest and most acclaimed seller of toys, graphic novels, and even more collectibles, Check this place out everything from apparel, games, comics and graphic novels, DVD's, and much more. It's loved by a lot of NY geeks, so make sure to check it out for yourself.

4. VR World NYC

This is the largest mixed reality entertainment place in the United States. There are two floors with over 50 VR stations such as virtual rock climbing, zombie invasion shootouts, 3-dimensional painting, and so much more. Purchase your tickets and head over to Midtown.

5. Toy Tokyo

Another store packed with collectibles, this emporium is another fan favorite that offers a wide selection of both domestic and Japanese figures, collectibles, and toys. Located in New York City's East Village, Toy Tokyo has gained a reputation for its unique inventory, and you may find a celebrity shopping next to you. On top of their collections, they also have an art gallery to explore toys through art.

6. Videogamesny

This place isn't for playing, but checking out some astounding stuff that they have. Located in Manhattan, this has to be the world's best video game store with extremely rare and inclusive video games and systems both imported, sealed, and even never used. Check out this video to see just how amazing this place is.

7. Lovecraft

Dedicated to one of the most significant 20th-century authors of horror and weird fiction, H.P. Lovecraft, this is a bar with live music, food, cocktails, and funky decor stuffed with a bunch of references. This is a great place for Lovecraft fans, art lovers, steampunk fans, and music lovers. Located near Thompson Square Park, this place tastes as good as it looks.

8. The Compleat Strategist

This place is one of the best places to go for all kinds of gaming outside consoles. With a collection for boardgamers, roleplayers, and card players, The Compleat Strategist is the gaming headquarters for New York. Located pretty close to the Empire State building, this is every gamer's paradise.

9. Barcade

This place is a spin-off of a Williamsburg bar and offers vintage video games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong alongside everyone's favorite beer. Located on busy 24th street, Barcade is the original arcade bar and puts your two favorite things together for a night of fun.

10. Ninja New York

Ninja New York offers Japanese dishes & sushi in a setting designed to mirror a Ninja village with a twist. You may get startled by ninja that jump out to surprise you and magic tricks right at your table. Located near Duane Park, book before you go and enjoy awesome food with decent entertainment.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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For Camille, With Love

To my godmother, my second mom, my rooted confidence, my support

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First grade, March. It was my first birthday without my mom. You through a huge party for me, a sleepover with friends from school. It included dress up games and making pizza and Disney trivia. You, along with help from my grandma, threw me the best birthday party a 7-year-old could possibly want.

During elementary school, I carpooled with you and a few of the neighborhood kids. I was always the last one to be dropped off, sometimes you would sneak a donut for me. Living next door to you was a blessing. You helped me with everything. In second grade, you helped me rehearse lines for history day so I could get extra credit. In 4th grade, you helped me build my California mission.

You and your sister came out to my 6th grade "graduation". You bought me balloons and made me feel as if moving onto middle school was the coolest thing in the entire world.

While you moved away from next door, you were a constant in my life. Going to Ruby's Diner for my birthday, seeing movies at the Irvine Spectrum and just hanging out, I saw you all the time. During these times, you told me about all of the silly things you did with my mom and dad, how my mom was your best friend. I couldn't have had a greater godmother.

In middle school, you pushed me to do my best and to enroll in honors. You helped me through puberty and the awkward stages of being a woman.

Every single time I saw you, it would light up my entire day, my week. You were more than my godmother, you were my second mom. You understood things that my grandma didn't.

When you married John, you included me in your wedding. I still have that picture of you, Jessica, Aaron and myself on my wall at college. I was so happy for you.

Freshmen year of high school, you told me to do my best. I did my best because of you. When my grandma passed away that year, your shoulder was the one I wanted to cry on.

You were there when I needed to escape home. You understood me when I thought no one would. You helped me learn to drive, letting me drive all the way from San Clemente to Orange.

When I was applying to colleges, you encouraged me to spread my wings and fly. You told me I should explore, get out of California. I wanted to study in London, you told me to do it. That's why, when I study abroad this Spring in London, I will do it for you.

When I had gotten into UWT, you told me to go there. I did and here I am, succeeding and living my best in Tacoma. I do it for you, because of you.

When I graduated high school and I was able to deliver a speech during our baccalaureate, you cheered me on. You recorded it for me, so I could show people who weren't able to make it to the ceremony. You were one of the few people able to come to my actual graduation. You helped me celebrate the accomplishments and awards from my hard work.

When your cancer came back, I was so worried. I was afraid for you, I was afraid of what I would do without the support you had always given me. When I was in Rome, I went to the Vatican and had gotten a Cross with a purple gem in the middle blessed by the Pope to help you with your treatments. It was something from me and a little bit of my mom in the necklace, the gem.

Now, sitting so far from you away at college just like you wanted me to. I miss you. I wish I was there to say goodbye.

I'll travel the world for you, write lots of stories and books for you, I will live life to the fullest for you.

You are another angel taken too early in life. Please say hello to my parents and grandma in Heaven for me.

Lots of love,

Haiden

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