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NYC Paintball - 3 Reviews - 4711 Van Dam St, Long Island City, NY - Aquariums, Zoos & Botanical Gardens Reviews - Phone (718) 361-8337
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4711 Van Dam St
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I was invited to my girl friend's office party which involved going to play laser tag as part of the nights activities. We started the night at NYC Paintball which is a paintball...

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I went there last November for my birthday with a group of 10. The place didn't look too bad from the outside, but once we got in I could have sworn it looked like it was still un...

Good quality, poor location 3/26/2011

I went there last November for my birthday with a group of 10. The place didn't look too bad from the outside, but once we got in I could have sworn it looked like it was still under construction. \r \r We had no problems with the reservation and the instructor explained how everything worked, but the quality of the equipment horrible. I had to switch helmets three times because the visor was so old and scratched that I could not see five feet ahead of me. \r \r The paintball arenas were quite small for a group of 10 people. Apparently each round only lasts about a minute or two. I guess they do this so all groups get a chance to play, but it doesn't let anyone get into the game. For $50 + dollars, a total of 20-30 minutes play time. \r \r Despite all of its flaws, its proximity to Manhattan keeps the business alive. more

Laser Tag Rocked 1/25/2010

I was invited to my girl friend's office party which involved going to play laser tag as part of the nights activities. We started the night at NYC Paintball which is a paintball and laser tag facility, this review is for the laser tag, I plan on reviewing paintball in the future now that I know there's a paintball field here in the city. I met my group at the facility in long island city. Getting there was easy by the 7 train and a short 3 block wall. Upon entering the first thing that gets you is the smell of paintballs which wasnt noticable in the lasertag room we played in. The field was more like a long room that appears smaller than it actually is. They have these huge inflatable bunkers which make you feel like a kid in a giant toy room. They broke us up into teams of 3 and we had 6 teams. So you don't all play together at the same time if you have a big group like ours. They run 2 teams for a best of 3 which takes about 3 minutes and then they get the next 2 teams, and so on. We played a total of like 60 games in the hour and a half we played so we got alot of fun and very competetive games in. The games are so fast paced that this turned out to be the funnest aeorbic workout we'd all had in a long time, We found ourselves cheering and also found out who the sore losers were. The payment was cheap, $17.50 per head for the most fun we had in a long time. I highly reccomend this spot, and oh by the way the laser tag guns are real paintball guns you shoot but no paintballs come out of them, its all hooked up to a computer system, absolutley hi-tech geek stuff but really cool. Pros: Really easy to get to by 7 Train, Good Value, FUN!!! Cons: Could use bigger field more

Good Indoor Spot in Queens 9/11/2009

So I finally got to make it out to NYC Paintball. I've played at every field in Long Island and some in Jersey and PA like Skirmish. I play both indoor speedball and outdoor scenario play so I have both woodsball and speedball equipment. Having said that let me begin. I like this field. It's not the biggest field , they have 2 speedball fields, one is 100 ft x 100 ft and the other they told me is 125ft x 55ft, but they have tons of bunkers that are always inflated with the exception of the Giant X which they had to keep inflating every 1/2 hour or so. The carpet on the fields is not all pretty and green like there photos, photos are probably from when they opened, but patchworked with old and new carpeting, however it has been sewn together and the big field, although slippery, has got the best traction of any indoor i've been to so thumbs up on the turf. The smaller field is a little bit more slippery. The play is very fast as it is speedball. I think I averaged probably about 1 min per game but this is speedball. The games with noobs ran slower. The noobs tend to sit behind bunkers longer so the games were probably about 3 mins each, definitely longer than the hi-tech players. I loved the fact that they seperated the experienced players with hi-end guns from all the noobs with rentals. When I played I played only with hi-techs which was great because I actually had real competition. At all the other indoors i've been to they mix everyone up experienced and inexperienced together which is fun if your a masochist but no fun if your a noob or looking for real competition. Again thumbs up. Also there were more adult hi-tech players than any speedball field i've been to. Usually it's all 13-18 year olds but this place had alot of 20 and 30yr old guys playing and about 4 organized teams that were drilling. Everyone was really friendly and I would understand why older players like playing here and not having to deal with kids. The staff is friendly but they had some refs that were great and a couple that really sucked, probably my only real complaint. Some of the refs can be overbearingly loud and annoying with the safety rules. I read a prior post about people walking around without barrel sleeves. There is possibly no way anyone walks around without a sleeve because they kept on yelling at me to put my barrel sleeve on everytime I was coming off the field. This place probably goes overboard on the safety but I guess I understand. Suggestion less high school kids as employees as they can sometimes be obnoxious. Cleanliness, well its a paintball field so your gonna get dirty, But they have bathrooms which is saying more than most fields. They also had AC but I dont think it was on because it was a little warm. There are plenty of vending machines and they let you order pizza so not bad. Pricing was really fair. I came on a weeknight and they were running a player special which was $55. I got a full case 2000 paintballs , admission , and unlimited air!!!!! CHEAP!!! I think rental players get a package of 500 paintballs and the gear for like $36 which is also cheap. Overall I think this field is actually better than the local indoor fields like hi-velocity and Arena not because of location but simply because I had more fun here than the others. I think they need to have better reffing and definetly a proshop as they dont's have a real pro-shop. I've played here 3 times and sometimes it's been a mixed bag but overall it's a good field. 8 out of 10 Thumbs Up!!! Pros: Close by, In-expensive, great play and competetion Cons: not regulation size field, staff is a hit-or a miss more
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