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Kayla Tuyen

4 April 2019

Originally came in to check out the museum and was greeted with an incredibly friendly atmosphere. Nick was fantastic and clearly passionate about his craft and teaching anyone who wants to learn.


Roland Russoli Jr

18 August 2018

Cool memorabilia including a outfit worn by Ching Lung Soo. Also had a great time watching Daniel do tricks!


Ele Na

16 August 2018

Ein fantastischer Laden..sehr kompetente und freundliche Beratung!! Der Laden hat eine super Auswahl..viel zu Entdecken. Mein Sohn hat es geliebt.


Jaime Booke Rubenstein

10 August 2018

This shop and Houdini Museum is awesome! Everyone is extremely friendly , helpful and nice!


John Ward

5 August 2018

Great store. Brick and mortar awesomeness in the middle of Manhattan.


Connie Musleh

21 February 2018

I visited Fantasma Magic late January. From the moment I walked through the door I was welcomed with smiles and enthusiasm. John wowed me and my friend with all kinds of tricks. Fantasma was a vast variety of magical items for sale and their magicians behind the counter are willing to take the time and help you learn the purchased trick/s. My friend and I cant wait to go back. More...


Jessica Taroc

12 February 2018

Took my son here over the weekend to get some guidance on how to start him with learning magic. First of all, the shop is also a little museum honoring Houdini, so it was interesting to read info & see artifacts. The people in the shop were awesome - from Nick who works there to others who were simply hanging out practicing - all were very welcoming, attentive & informative. Since my son is just starting out, it was great for him to see others in action & have them doing tricks for him and encouraging him to learn. He got some cards to start with & my friend who practices magic & hangs out there taught him some things while we were there. He actually learned his 1st card trick! Overall, it was all a very positive experience & I do believe it helped peak his interest. He will definitely go back for some more hands-on learning and to be surrounded by positive people doing positive things :) More...


Joanna McNurlen

10 February 2018

These guys know their stuff. I called today looking for a set of books for my dad and all I had to go on was “it’s about magic and I think there are seven of them.” They instantly knew what I was talking about and quickly pointed me in the right direction. Bonus, their website had them for cheaper than Amazon.

They also have a bunny named Trixie, which is the cutest name for a rabbit at a magic store.


Amy McNamara

7 February 2018

Wonderful but small card/magic shop + mini Houdini Museum! Super friendly staff demonstrate card tricks and will offer pointers for the novice shopper. Only drawback is how small it is, limits what’s available for the browser. Still, a business that totally adds to the richness of NYC. Go there. More...


Holly Teschke

15 January 2018

When we went in, Nick and Brandon greeted us and were so nice and up beat. A bunch of magicians ended up coming in and we basically got a whole show. Everyone was so nice and Nick and Brandon made sure we had an amazing experience. More...


Jerel Negron

11 January 2018

The place was a little difficult to find but definitively was worth the search. The shop is a gem to discover. They charge no admission fee and gave me a free tour upon request. I learned a lot about Houdini. to top it all off the staff behind the counter are Magicians. Great place to visit. Don't approach the counter unless you are prepared to have your mind blown. More...


Monica Hirai

3 January 2018

Nick was very friendly and helpful. He showed us some tricks and taught our son a new magic trick. It has a very interesting display of Houdini artifacts. Very classy place.


Carsey Kay

26 December 2017

Right when we walked in the worker, Nick, was extremely funny, engaging, and entertaining. Not only does it have a very wide selection of magic, but it also has a Houdini museum and lots of other amazing things inside.


Scott Gladstein

26 December 2017

An institution in the New York Magic scene. They have a great shop with magicians that will actually do tricks for you! The front of their store is actually the Houdini Museum and looks like something out of a movie!


alex mimms

24 December 2017

Great staff and cool shop. Loved it !



20 November 2017

Best magic store ever, the magicians there are so nice and it just a place that fun to hang out and talk to the magicians.


Jeffrey Hartsoe

7 September 2017

One of the must stops for magicians when traveling through NY.


Matt Venere

11 July 2017

I have been several times here and they give good advices, correct prices and a wonderful museum!


Filip Baader

2 July 2017

My first magic shop i have been to. Everybody was just great and knew what they were talking about. Was great fun.


William Rader

24 June 2017

A well stocked magic shop with a small Houdini museum inside. It's worth checking out whether you are or aren't a magician.


Jorge Luis Zamacona

11 June 2017

It was an amazing experience the people there are so nice and cool i really do recommend this place if you want to learn magic or just to hand out just like I do


Nicole Terlizzi Kochy

29 May 2017

Excellent. Nick was great. So glad we found you guys (it wasn't easy).


J Right

7 May 2017

First time going to this store. It was a little hard to find at first, you have to go in the sports plaza building and take the elevator up to the third floor. Absolutely wonderful and informative staff, very personable and friendly. Best magic shop I've ever been in and I will definitely revisit even though I live 3 hours away. More...


Logan H. Len

2 May 2017

Fantasma is a Magic shop and Houdini museum. Good place to go for magic supplies and new tricks. Some times they sell out of items due to how busy they are, but that doesn't take away from the magic shop visit experience (live demos).


Dan Gomez

15 April 2017

Great little find. We had three kids 8, 12, 15. They all enjoy magic. Got entertained by the person behind the counter. Neat little shop with lots of houdini memorabilia and items in all price ranges.

Entrance is on the cross street a couple doors in.


Matthieu Desfontaines

18 February 2017

Coming from France I enjoyed an hour in this shop ! :) Thanks a lot to the magician who selled me awesome tricks ;)


Erin Cannon

5 February 2017

Nick was amazing, extremely talented, patient, encouraging and personable. Spent a lot of time working with my son who left with an even greater desire to be a magician like Nick.


Jenny Place Capizano

30 January 2017

Nick was awesome and did a special presentation for my son and his friends after hours today since the store had a private party in the afternoon. He went out of his way to make sure they had fun and got to see some awesome tricks. It totally made the day! Thank you! More...


Sherma Driggers Almeida

23 January 2017

My emerging magician son LOVED visiting your store. Nick was very impressive not only with his engaging card tricks but he gave great attention to every person that walked in the door. My son's only purpose for wanting to visit NYC was to go to this store and our visits with Nick made the experience well worth the visit. More...


Joshua Chaim

3 January 2017

I come here once a month to see everyone and hang with other magicians. I live in New Paltz so it's always a treat to see the staff hang out and learn from them. Nick was the first person I met when I first went in. He is a great magician and a even greater person. It is a pleasure to know him. More...


Serena Pui Ying Lee

11 December 2016

Good for kids birthday party; staffs are professional; location is good but place is kinda small.


Sarah Murdock

8 November 2016

It was awesome! I recommend going if your into magic. Nick is hilarious!


Meghan Curley

8 November 2016

This is a great place, hidden away on 7th Avenue a little gem :) Fantastic


Grant Cumming

10 October 2016

Great 3 hours spent here with my daughter. Nick was the perfect host. Great impromptu magic get together with other visitors. Much appreciated


Margaret Fleming Ali

18 September 2016

The best place on Earth! Hidden away off 7th Ave is a magical oasis filled with fascinating magic memorabilia and most importantly,Nick Padilla, master magician and amazing person. Nick showed us an astounding array of tricks and then helped our son find the kits he needed to do his favorites. All the staff were amazing and it was like hanging out with exceptionally cool, exceptionally talented friends. We drove all the way from Woodstock NY and will definitely do it again and again. This place is not to be missed if you have a even passing interest in magic and cool human beings! Prices were remarkably good too. More...


Shawn McCall

30 June 2016

Amazing shop and great customer service! Fun for both laymen and magicians alike.


Kelly Goldman

15 May 2016

Absolutely amazing shop!!!! No other magic shop compares now. Nick is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!! Super skilled magician and excellent human being! when I'm in a bad mood THIS is where I come to smile! thank you Nick for being awesome! More...


Tommy Burnett

27 April 2016

I love this place. It is a very welcoming atmosphere. The people who work there are always very friendly and helpful. I hang out there whenever I can. It's a great place to session with other magicians as well. More...


Catherine Moore

29 November 2015

Once we found the building and produced our I.D. to get in, the experience was fantastic. Very knowledgeable guy, who was only too happy to show us some of the various illusions in stock. Just sorry we didn't make it back the following day. More...


Jerry Kaufman

3 November 2015

I heard a lot of excellent things about your place, always wanted to visit..


Karan Kataria

16 August 2015

Very kind people, funny and 10/10 at performing magic for you


Roger Dreyer

6 June 2015

Fantasma is about promoting the art of magic with integrity. No other venue in the world does what it does . From it's Houdini Museum, quality magic tricks you can't find anywhere to its magic library and more.


Ryan Mangan

3 February 2015

Great little place. Magic was behind the counter and he was very friendly and helpful! I will definitely stop by again when I'm in the city!


Ali Roustaian

26 August 2014

Absolutely amazing place. Great for beginner magicians and pros. The staff there are WONDERFUL!!! Especially Magick- he's the best!


Adriele Gonçalves

7 May 2014

Muito legal


Jeff Gittler

23 March 2014

A must stop for all magicians to learn new tricks. Also a great place for beginners as the staff will spend time to teach.


Charles Mulvihill

22 March 2014

Sweet place

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