In the heart of Times Square since 1991, Grand Slam is a family owned business that specializes in NYC Souvenirs and apparel as well as the hottest trending products on the market.
Currently located at 1557 Broadway between 46th and 47th across from the Red Steps, Grand Slam offers 3 floors of shopping pleasure. Aside from the largest selection of NYC Gifts and Apparel, including I Love NY, NYPD, and FDNY, they also offer the largest selection of New York Yankees merchandise in Manhattan. On the 2nd level, you can customize an officially licensed NY Yankees or MLB Jersey in minutes, as well as shop for all the NY team sports gear including the Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Mets, NYCFC, Red Bulls and more. In the lower level are various categories such as LOL Surprise, TY Beanie Babies, Funko Pop!, LEGO, Hello Kitty, MARVEL, and more. The lower level also features a 99¢ Souvenir department with tons of stuff to choose from. Whether you are looking for something unique or need to buy gifts for all your friends and family back home, you can find what you need here at whatever price point you are comfortable with.
Grand Slam started as a Men’s Shop back in 1991 selling mostly Jeans and Sporting Goods. As the landscape of Times Square changed to the tourist Mecca of the world, Grand Slam had no choice but to adapt. The 70 foot front on Broadway lent itself to a remodeling that features 4 glass display windows full of product. Locals are known to spend time admiring the product in the windows. Grand Slam now services not just men but also has a full department of NYC Fashion and Ladies Apparel and a huge Kids department. According to Marlaw W., a verified buyer from Jan of 2017, there are “So Many unusual items to choose from!”.
Grand Slam was featured in several movies and commercials including the 2014 release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The crew had to replicate Grand Slam on set so that it can be destroyed by the villain Electro in the climax fight scene against Spiderman. They also outfitted Jay Z with a vintage NY Yankees jacket for his performance with Alicia Keyes at Yankee Stadium during the 2009 World Series.
Grand Slam is highly rated by its customers and features over 7500 Reviews on its website GrandSlamNewYork.com. They are also recommended by TripAdvisor as the top souvenir shop in the city. According to Pamela, a customer from back in 2015, “I’ve been to every souvenir shop in NYC this is the best one. It has the most inventory and the prices are the best.”
When Toys-R-Us in Times Square closed their doors, there was a void in the toys available to NYC tourists.
Grand Slam attempted to fill that void by offering some of the most sought-after toys on the market. Grand Slam is not your ordinary souvenir shop. Aside from Customizing official MLB jerseys, they also feature a custom t-shirt printer that allows customers to put a name on a t-shirt or even create their own from scratch or from a photo. They even have a penny machine where customers can imprint NYC designs on a shiny penny.
Although there are many souvenir stores in NYC, Grand Slam clearly stands out among them, which has made it a tourist attraction over the years. The store is open from 9AM – 12AM (Midnight) daily, but customers can shop 24/7 online at GrandSlamNewYork.com and expect the same great customer service they are used to in the store.