By Ross Horowitz, a proud geek working in publishing. Originally from New Jersey, Ross has been a resident of NYC for almost thirty years and has a comprehensive knowledge of all things nerd in NYC.
Edited by Jess Wright
The home of global firms, corporations and nonprofits, NYC occupies a position on the global stage quite unlike any other city. A cultural hub, NYC is also a global trendsetter with regard to fashion, food and art. The city that has it all, it is almost impossible to experience everything that New York has to offer. So, who would say that NYC is for Geeks? In fact, amidst all the glamour and bustle thrives a Geek culture that is unparalleled by any other city. Board games, comics, conventions – whatever your flavor of Geek, you will find not only stores, social gatherings and Geek-friendly restaurants, but also like-minded people. Geek culture is celebrated in New York in a way that most Geeks out there wouldn't think is possible. Here it’s a part of everyday life and the sheer number of stores and hangouts dedicated to nerdy endeavors give the impression that NYC is the site of a revolution in which everything ordinary and boring is being replaced by fiction and fantasy. If you’re looking for a comprehensive geek guide to NYC, then you have come to the right place, because this guide is overflowing with geeky things to do in NYC – nerd heaven (stores, bars and events) at NYC’s finest nerd-worthy spots!