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Apple nears completion of Upper West Side NYC store

updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue October 27, 2009

Location long under development

Apple is finally on the verge of finishing its fourth Manhattan retail store, eyewitness reports note. The outlet is situated at the corner of Broadway and 67th, near Lincoln Center and the Julliard School. Likely because of a more elaborate design in a prestigious neighborhood, the store has taken some time to build, having been in development for well over a year.

The location's black construction facade has been newly covered with the image of a red curtain, including text at one corner promising that the shop should be "opening soon." The store itself is known to have a large glass facade, measuring 75 feet long, 30 feet wide and 54 feet tall. Three floors are expected: one at street level, followed by two underground, one of which should be restricted to workers.

Like Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store, the Upper West Side location is believed to have a spiraling glass staircase. An opening is anticipated in November, likely before the Thanksgiving rush. New York City is home to one of the densest concentrations of Apple Stores in the world, rivaling even San Francisco, far closer to the company's Cupertino headquarters.

by MacNN Staff





  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not a second too soon!

    The store is really much needed. The other three are constantly packed. The only time you don't have to wait too long is at the 5th Avenue store, perhaps on a Tuesday night, at 3:00 AM. There will still be people (remember, this is New York), but the check out line will be short. If you urgently need a Mac in the middle of the night, you can get it there without waiting.

    I'm sure the new store won't be 24/7, but it probably won't be necessary (even for NYC, one should be enough). It will definitely relieve the pressure on the other three during normal hours.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It definitely will be needed...

    in time for the holiday rush. Apple is going to explode in iPhone sales this quarter. All those retail stores will make good launch points of the rumored iPad or iTablet that will soon hit the streets. NYC is a fairly influential place and hopefully a lot of big businessmen are buying Apple products. Maybe those guys will be able to kick some old-guard IT managers in their asses and put some Macs on corporate desktops.

    Four retail stores in Manhattan is sure more than I thought they'd ever have. I thought two would have been sufficient, but I guess I was dead wrong. Apple needs to open some dedicated training centers for consumers and business employees (once more Macs are in businesses).

  1. abnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ABC - Disney offices in NYC

    As well as right up the block from the ABC - Disney studios here in NYC. This is going to be totally awesome - something else to check out over lunch !!! Totally great !!

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