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Angela Ahrendts Presides as Apple Opens Store on NY's Upper East Side

An 88-year-old man had sued unsuccessfully to stop Apple from opening the new store in a former bank building, saying it would harm the neighborhood.


Apple on Saturday opened yet another retail store in Manhattan, this one on Madison Avenue in the city’s Upper East Side.

Retail boss Angela Ahrendts was on hand for this week’s opening festivities, which drew the usual throngs.


It’s Apple’s sixth store in the city, with other outposts located on Fifth Avenue, SoHo, West 14th Street and the Upper West Side as well as the store inside Grand Central Station.

An 88-year-old man sued unsuccessfully to stop Apple from opening the new store in the former U.S. Mortgage and Trust site, saying it would harm the neighborhood.

Aiming to show itself a good resident, Apple has been showing off pictures of the neighborhood and is hosting upcoming workshops on photographing the Upper East Side with your iPhone. The company also tried to recreate the chandeliers depicted in old photographs of the building as well as restoring marble floors, according to an Associated Press report. The former bank vault will be turned into a showroom for important customers, the AP said.

Update: Ahrendts posted a photo from the store on her Twitter account.

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