What year did the PLAYLAND video game arcade in Times Square close? (New York: home, restaurant)
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ahhh 42nd street. When I was a kid we used to cut HS and go to the arcade.
MAn, the breakdancers, the fried chicken, the chicken playing tic tac toe! (although now as an adult I realize how cruel that was) - the colorful hobos, the hilarious XXX marquees, good times, good times - Hard to beleive Disney owns that place now - Im not for the crime/drugs/poverty that infested the area - but it has def lost any appeal/New York-ness now - it looks ridiculous. And I also eshew tourist enclaves at all cost.
Playland was next to the Roxy Deli around 47th street. Must of closed some time around late 90's from what I remember because the other bigger fancier arcades started springing up.
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