The word geek means a person who is socially excluded or not part of the popular crowd. However, in our modern world, the meaning has since changed. Nowadays, geeks have become synonymous with pop culture and intelligence has become attractive. Bearing this in mind, the world’s capital NYC, has lots to offer “geeks”.
Places in NYC that every geek should visit
- Firehouse, Hook and Ladder
This building may look unassuming to many however, it is the headquarters of the famous Ghostbusters. If you are looking for things to do in NYC, why not visit 14 North Moore Street and catch a glimpse of this iconic building.
- The Way Station
This famous bar is said to be the ideal spot for geeks, however you must be older than 21 to enter. It is said to be one of the largest sources of “nerdvana” in NYC and serves drinks that are cleverly named so that only “nerds” will catch on. This bar has events almost every week which include movie nights and nerd trivia competitions.
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Times Square
Ripley’s Believe it or Not in NYC was founded by Robert Ripley who was a collector of bizarre paraphernalia. Here you will find strange findings like a 6-legged cow and a piece of the Berlin wall.
- NYC TV and Movie Bus Tour
This bus tour covers in-depth, some of New York’s top TV and movie filming spots. You can expect to visit locations from movies like Ghostbusters, Trainwreck, American Hustle and Mad Men, to name a few.
- Toy Tokyo Underground
This is an exclusive showroom that explores pop culture around the world of designer toys. Various artists showcase their work on various platforms like clothing, canvas, toys and film.
- Gulliver’s Gate
Gulliver’s Gate is a model building of iconic cities and landmarks from around the world. This place has been ranked one of the Top 100 Things to do in NYC.
- Forbidden Planet
The Forbidden Planet superhero haven is a comic book store. It has a huge wall of mainstream and indie comics and an extensive collection of toys and other nerdy goods.
This modern location is a mix between a bar and an arcade, hence the name Barcade. It has the best selection of craft beer and a variety of best loved arcade games like Ghost Busters.
- The Uncommons
This place would appeal to those “geeks” who are into board games. It is a unique café where you can play lots of board games while sipping on a freshly brewed coffee under the same roof. They also offer snacks and craft beer if coffee is not your scene.
Release the Geek!
New York has so much to offer the avid gamer or “geek” of any sort. There are many places to visit where you will meet like-minded people who share the same interests as you do. Whether you fancy comic books, video games or tech stuff, there is something for everyone.
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