The Apple Store

The Apple Store (the flagship location, located on 5th and 59th) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so if you ever need any tech help, Apple’s friendly staff is there to help. This incredible underground techie oasis is fairly new to the New York retail scene, as it opened in May 2006. Along with selling Mac products, the store hosts workshops and one on one tech lessons and help sessions. This new New York landmark is incredibly unique, both in its aesthetic nature and its vibe. The only part of the store that is above ground is the large glass cube entrance, that is the only building that occupies that city block. People wait in line outside the store for product unveilings, and to sit on the plaza and look out at Central Park, The Plaza Hotel, and the Grand Army Plaza. Before the iPhone was released, hundreds of New Yorkers camped out on the Apple plaza awaiting the store’s opening for over twenty four hours! Apple is located in front of FAO Schwartz, so family shopping is made easy and fun for children. Upon walking into the glass cube, you descend into the huge basement store either via a cylindrical elevator or helical staircase. First time visitors will surely be in awe at the sheer size of the space and the crowds, all buzzing excitedly over the latest Apple product. The Apple store is a place that brings New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds together to enjoy the wonders of technology. The Apple assistants are always excited to show visitors around and help them explore the new merchandise. Check out the AppleTV, and get all of your music, movies, and favorite TV shows onto your TV right from your iTunes. A visit to the Apple Store is always one to look forward to, and guaranteed to be a lot of fun!

Lines at 5th ave Apple Store

Lines at 5th ave Apple Store

Inside, downstairs

Inside, downstairs

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