The Gorgeous Glass Apple Store ‘Upper West Side’ Opens

November 14, 2009 | Chris Maxcer | Comments 1
Apple announced the opening of its latest retail store in New York today.

Apple announced the opening of its latest
retail store in New York today.

Apple has opened its gorgeous new retail store on New York’s Upper West Side today. It boasts an all-glass arched roof, and Apple says the street level of the new store offers more Macs, iPods, and iPhones than any store in the world.

The lower level features the largest area ever created by Apple for personal training and technical support, including a 45-foot Genius Bar. Located on Broadway at 67th Street, the Apple Store Upper West Side is just minutes from Lincoln Center and Central Park.

“We opened our first store in Manhattan seven years ago, and the response has been incredible,” noted Ron Johnson, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We hope our new store on the Upper West Side will become as much a part of the community as our stores in SoHo, the Meatpacking District and on Fifth Avenue.”

Apple publishes an online list of Apple Retail Store locations, and the list includes upcoming events and education workshops. (Check out Apple Store Upper West Side.)

Apple says it has a team of more than 200 employees for the Upper West Side store. At the Genius Bar, customers can get free advice and expert tech support from knowledgeable experts. Customers who buy a Mac at the Apple Store Upper West Side can join the Apple’s One to One program for personal set-up service and personal training for $99.

For the holiday season, Apple says customers can now reserve Apple gear online at and pick it up at their local Apple store between December 15-24. Gift wrapping is also available for some products.

The Apple Store Upper West Side is the fourth in Manhattan and Apple’s 15th in the New York metro area, joining the popular Apple Stores SoHo, West 14th Street, and Fifth Avenue. And here’s some stats for you: Apple says nearly 170 million people on four continents have visited Apple retail stores this year. Apple now operates 280 stores in ten countries including the US, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Switzerland, Germany, and France.

Further Reading: ifoAppleStore focuses on Apple Retail Store news and has some pre-event posts about the store, including some photos.

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About the Author: Chris Maxcer is editor and publisher of He's been writing about the tech industry for years. While he enjoys wicked cool gear and design, there's something to be said for turning it all off — or most of it — to go outside. To contact him, take a firstname.lastname guess at

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  1. Terry Kristof says:

    It’s a beautiful building, but do you know it’s LEED rating?

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