Modern Pinball NYC Opens For Business In Manhattan (Vending Times Article)

Written by Brooklyn Pinball. Posted in Press

‘With the devoted assistance of pinball enthusiasts Francesco LaRocca, Al Cihak and Eddie Cramer, among others, support for Modern Pinball NYC is growing. LaRocca is an experienced pinball tournament organizer; Cihak is a collector who has become one of the biggest pinball machine operators in the Big Apple; and Cramer is an expert at restoring games.’

Brooklyn Pinballs’s Al “Pinaholic” in the Wall Street Journal

Written by Brooklyn Pinball. Posted in Press

September 7, 2010

‘Allen Cihak is a self described pinball addict. When he came across the opportunity to start buying and repairing pinball machines around the city, he says he found his calling.’

‘Pinball-machine maintenance requires unfailing replacement of the rubber bands that protect flippers, bumpers and vital “plastics” such as clown heads and spaceships. “If a ball gets nicked, it’s like sandpaper,” Mr. Cihak said, “It wrecks everything.” He added: “If one of my pinballs gets busted, I’m out there right away.”‘

Brooklyn Pinball’s Eddie Cramer in the New York Times

Written by Brooklyn Pinball. Posted in Press

June 23, 2010

‘At first glance, it looks as if Eddie Cramer is operating a casino out of his modest one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights, or at least one as Ziggy Stardust might have imagined it. ‘
‘Mr. Cramer is one of the country’s foremost collectors of pachislos, cheap, slightly tacky slot machines that have amassed a cultlike following in the United States over the last 10 years. He began collecting them about four years ago after he saw one in a mall on Staten Island. Today, he lives mostly at his girlfriend’s apartment so he can use his own to house his collection.’

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    Stern
    2012
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    Midway
    1995
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    The Addams Family
    Midway
    1992
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    Stern
    2012
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    Bride of Pinbot
    Williams
    1991
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    Midway
    1998
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    Circus Voltaire
    Midway
    1997
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    1992
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    Williams
    1994
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    Williams
    1990
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    Stern
    2003
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    1997
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    2013
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    1998
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    1997
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    2003
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    Stern
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    Star Trek: TNG
    Williams
    1993
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    Williams

    1996
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    Terminator 2
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    1991
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    Stern
    2003
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    Theatre of Magic
    Midway
    1995
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    Stern
    2011
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    Twilight Zone
    Midway
    1993
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    White Water
    Williams
    1993
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    2013
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    Stern
    2012