If you haven’t already heard, there’s a new game in town, and it’s literally sending everyone outside. Pokemon Go is officially available in most parts of the world, and people are venturing out into the urban wild to catch ‘em all.
The location-based augmented reality (AR) mobile game released less than a month ago and has already captured more than 20 million active users. It’s now the most popular app in the United States, with people spending more time on it than Facebook. In addition, the game has already surpassed Twitter in its number of daily users.
Catching wild Pokemon isn’t the only aspect of the game. You’ve probably heard people talking about PokeStops. These are in-game locations marked by blue squares that allow users to gather items, including Pokeballs, eggs, potions, and more. PokeStops are basically places you don’t want to miss if you want to be the very best Pokemon Master.
PokeStops are usually popular landmarks of some sort, like sculptures, stores, restaurants, museums, historical landmarks, and well-known buildings.
Knowing where to look for them is key. Below are a few locations to keep an eye out for if you’re in the New York City area!
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Address: 2 E 91st St New York, NY 10128
Cooper Hewitt is a design museum located in the Upper East Side’s Museum Mile in Manhattan, NYC. Go solo, with a group of friends, or take your kids/parents out for a family outing and be sure to check out some of their current exhibits:
- “Energizing the Everyday” by George Kravis (industrial art)
- “Pixar: The Design of Story” (sketches, paintings, and sculptures from over 25 Pixar films)
- “Thom Browne Selects” (historic and contemporary mirrors and frames)
- “Fragile Beasts” (ornament prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries)
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Address: 30 Water St New York, NY 10004
Perfect location, amazing history, great staff, and delicious drinks.
The Dead Rabbit bar celebrates the cultures of Old New York and the Irish-American tradition, incorporating both the low and the high end of social drinking. In 2015, it took home the awards for “Best American Bar Team” and “Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar.” Its winning menu includes refreshing cocktails, Irish breakfasts, and a room full of colorful history.
Address: 95 1st Ave New York, NY 10003
Arguably the tastiest and freshest oysters you’ll ever eat. Because there is no freezer in this restaurant, all the food comes in fresh every day! Its simple concept and small menu mean fresh ingredients and fresh preparation in the open kitchen. Upstate’s passionate owner works as a menu consultant and as a server on the floor.
Have you found any awesome locations with PokeStops? Leave a comment below!