First opened in 1944, Chinatown Fair was a New York institution until it closed in 2011. The memory of the place lives on, though, in this documentary about the arcade.
This morning, Kotaku video editor Chris Person and I took a trip to New York's Chinatown Fair, which reopened last Friday following a sudden closure last December. It doesn't look very much like the old Chinatown Fair.
Excitement swirled around the gaming industry this week in the wake of reports that New York's legendary Chinatown Fair may be reopening for business. Film director Kurt P. Vincent, who directed a documentary about the beloved landmark called Arcade, reported that he had found workers moving arcade cabinets back into…
For years, fighting game fans in the New York City area gathered at Chinatown Fair, to hone their skills at the location's stand-up machines. That all ended earlier this year to the dismay of many. Chinatown Fair's legacy lives on across the river in Brooklyn's Next Level but you can relive the glory of days past in…
Filmmaker Jon Rafman made about arcade fighting games, childhood, junk food, and the tragedy of beating a video. There's a lot of big ideas here, and Codes of Honor is worth a watch.
New York's infamous and grungy arcade holdout, Chinatown Fair, shut its doors earlier this year. Should you have happened to miss this momentous occasion or simply miss the sights and sounds of the decades-old hangout, it's now the subject of a documentary, one that you can help become reality.
The beloved New York City arcade Chinatown Fair closed last month after three decades; its owner, Henry Cen, will open a new arcade, but it will be in a different location, with a different focus, and evidently with fewer games.
The phone has been ringing repeatedly today at New York's Chinatown Fair, a beloved arcade in downtown New York, thanks to word on Facebook that the place was shutting down. Not true, not really, well ... probably not really.
There have been sightings of Street Fighter IV arcade cabinets popping up over the last week in North American cities. We received a few tips from people claiming the Chinatown Fair arcade in Manhattan got their very own cabinet, too. So since I never have anything to do on the weekend, I figured I'd take a stroll…