The NY Times reports on folks who love collecting pachislos – Japanese slot machines – and one of them lives in Brooklyn Heights:
NY Times: 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.
Japanese slot machines known as pachislos — all flashing lights and tinny, obnoxious noise — rest on just about every horizontal surface of the 500-square-foot space, including the sink and the stove. In his living room, where the walls are painted black to match the carpet, there are nearly a dozen machines, and the only furnishings are a few scoop-backed stools.
In the bedroom is a bed (surprise!) and a lot more slot machines.
Your first assurance that this is not a gambling den is Mr. Cramer himself, a soft-spoken man who tells his guest, fidgeting, “I don’t really even like having people in here.”