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Village Chess Shop

Recommended by

Victoria Redel Author

on October 19th 2007

  • Info

  • Address

  • 230 Thompson Street
    at West 3rd Street
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10012
  • Greenwich Village
  • Contact

  • 212 475 9580
  • Website

  • chess-shop.com
  • Opening Hours

  • Daily 11am-12am
  • Directions

  • A B C D E F V to West 4th St
  • Map

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Victoria Redel Says

The chess shops on Thompson are kind of spooky to me in a way, but also kind of great. One of the great things about chess, is that they don't really care who you are — if you're 8 years old, Russian, if you're from Zimbabwe, etc — as long as you play. My boys have been playing since they were young. They would come here to watch the guys play, and eventually the men would ask them to play too. In that sense, there's something completely beautiful about it. In an increasing chain store world, they stand out.

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