Posted October 17, 2019 at 5:07 am
Much like the movie of same, Water World Amusements unceremoniously sunk. The arcade, which opened just over a year ago at 35 Essex Street, is no more. Gaming cabinets remain locked in the dark retail space, while leasing signage dominates the store marquee. That this game room failed to hit is not a shock. Water […]
Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:02 am
Gather your spare change, the most unlikely contender for Essex Street commercial retail is now plugged in and turned on. Water World Amusements, a new arcade, just opened at 35 Essex Street (near Hester). It’s the second such game room within five blocks. However, unlike the five-year-old Two-Bits Retro Arcade up the bend, this game […]
Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am
Here’s something unexpected. Essex Street will soon welcome another arcade. Yesterday afternoon, the canopy for Water World Amusements was hoisted to the north marquee of 35 Essex Street, formerly home to a flooring warehouse. (The south space went to Delancey Wines last year.) Strange name for the business, given its disposition as an arcade and […]
Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:03 am
Drop of a hat, 26 Clinton is as playful as a pussycat. Here at the former tattoo studio of Bang Bang, the Killer Queen arcade experience is holding court. Boogie reader Lambert Jack snapped this photo of the twin cabinets sitting by their lonesome in the white-box space. We are told that this is a […]
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.
Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:09 am
Three months after announcing itself, the hotly-anticipated Two Bit’s Retro Arcade is now mere days from opening at 153 Essex Street.
Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:41 am
Here’s something to get excited about. The recently-reopened Chinatown Fair is no longer the only game in town, so to speak. Some new competition is on deck for 153 Essex Street.