It's like a huge candy store for art supplies. Whatever you can think of they have, from oragami paper the size of a pencil eraser to leather portfolios the size of a tiny building. I used to come here with my dad as a treat after school and I still love coming here. Granted, the prices are a tad on the high end, but where else could you find so much stuff for your hobby?! Oh yeah, don't ride the elevator. It's creepy and everytime I'm in there I fear for my life. Take the stairs, they aren't that hard to climb.
My fave toys r us, by far. Granted, it's about 5-10 bucks more expensive than every other toys r us i've been to my entire life. However, which other toys r us have you been to that have the actual superman suit worn by brandon routh or the batman suit worn by christian bale? Don't forget the darth vader suit they had last year worn by hayden christensen. Definitely a place for tourists, but definitely a place for kids and people who are kids at heart. From the giant t-rex to the real-life sized barbie house to the great game store area, this store's perfect. I still have yet to ride the ferris wheel, I'm too lazy and impatient to join the line.
It's dark, dingy and hot. There's one place where the AC is blasting, and needless to say - people just conjugate in that area and it gets humid and hot anyway because of the crowd. Most of the games are old - they have some new ones though some, like DDR, gather an audience - and with such a small area it can get really gross, especially when people are jumping around dancing and sweating to the game. It smells either like body odor or cigarette smoke, and the smell lingers onto the street outside. I don't even like walking outside of the place because there are a lot of kids just hanging around and loitering outside being loud and obnoxious. Then again, it's really one of a few arcades in the city that is reasonably priced per game - unless you want to blow 50 bucks on about 10 games at espn zone, this place will do. You'll have to go back and forth to exchange cash for tokens and try to get a machine to yourself, since this place is really only for regulars that has a group of friends to themselves that basically hoard the machines.
I grew up dreaming about getting an American Girl doll, needless to say - with the prices they force onto parents, I never recieved one. The store is SO HUGE, but it's so busy I felt claustrophobic in most areas. It's a museum combined with a gift shop - with museum gift shop prices times 3. If you have the money and a certain someone (or yourself) who would enjoy the outfits and the dolls, this is the perfect place for you.
PROS: cool place, pretty displays, gorgeous dolls and outfits
CONS: atrocious prices, crowded
My boyfriend brought me here so I could build a bear for part of my christmas gift, and I went insane. I kind of felt out of place being in college and having 3 foot tall children running around acting just like me, but it was so much fun. They should raise the washing area a little for taller customers, but other than that, the selection in this store is so awesome and grand. The line isn't that long, compared to how many costumers there are - lots of fast cashiers are an awesome thing. The door greeter's really courteous too. Can't wait to go back to get more outfits.
PROS: reasonable prices, great atmosphere, fun place
CONS: can easily rake up the total price if you're not careful
This Staples reminds me of the typical spacy, clean stationary franchise. Nothing really that special. I find the prices a tad more expensive though, but maybe that's just me.
It's huge and the sales associates are very helpful. There are no lines because there aren't that many customers - unless you go right after 5, since it closes at around 6. Though, for some reason closing time is really quiet and I prefer it that way because I can just run in and out.
I live by this Staples and the one on Park, personally, I prefer the one on Park. This one is smaller and grimer for some reason. It's cramped and the aisles aren't as wide. There's also always lines in this one cuz it's on busy Lexington Ave. Though, it opens later than the one on Park, so if you're in the 50's on the east side after work, head to this one.
Big selection and isn't THAT crowded considering it's location. Lots of cashiers so the line is never longer than three people.
This is in the mall-type building that also houses Daffy's and the DMV. Staples is on the second floor, so you'll have to take the elevator up since the escalators of the building only go down, so if you're afraid of elevators - don't bother going to this one. Once the elevator arrives, the copy center is in front of you and you have to walk through the cashiers to the actual store, which i found strange - but there's enough space for everything and I actually like this Staples cuz people don't crowd there and there are no lines.