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Monday, July 14, 2008

The Apple Store, Continued

Outside the Apple Store, Soho
Photo by myself, outside the Apple flagship store in Soho, on Prince and Greene Streets.

Up at the front of the line, the door was opened for brief moments to allow a slow dribble of people in to purchase iphones. Meanwhile, the line of people outside wrapped the corner.

(The smiling man is actually a temporary door person, keeping shoppers at bay).


Saturday I walked through Soho with Mark's mom.

We wanted to do some shopping, so we arrived around 11 am to reasonably empty streets. The city was just waking up. There were no real plans except to saunter, browse, have a cup of coffee and enjoy ourselves.

By noon, the neighborhood was hot and crowded. I bought a ring for 5 dollars and we had coffee and a chocolate croissant.

Not much of a success in some respects, but in others, it was perfect. I came away with a handful of great photos and a lovely morning.

Inside the Apple Store, Soho
We went inside the Apple Store, after promising that we weren't cutting in line to get a phone.

The space is simple and modern to the point of being banal. There is a skylight, glass rails and thick glass steps cascading from the upper floor. Long tables to each side display all the Apple products for people to try out.

Related posts: The Latest Thing and Enough and Fashion Accessories Coming Soon.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kitty! How would you characterize Soho? I mean what kind of district is that. I never got to go there while in the Big Apple.

Anonymous said...

I think it is amazing the following Apple has.


Jst shows you what people will do to get their hands on some apple produce huh?


Kitty said...

Hi Susu
You would love Soho. It is a charming neighborhood, filled with renovated warehouses, tree-lined streets, architectural details, hip boutiques, restaurants and furniture stores.

East of Broadway, emerging designers have little storefronts. There is always something new to look at.

My mother thought it was a part of Chinatown because of the name, but it's really a shortening of 'South of Houston (Street)'. There is a neighborhood called 'NoHo', too.

Do check it out next time you're here.

Morning Mr Lincoln
I agree. They do a great job of branding themselves.

lol, Jamjar!

Dana said...

He looks very very proud to be the first in line.. quite an accomplishment?

PJ said...

For those of us in the hinterlands, seeing your NYC photos is like a wonderful online vacation.

Mr. Parson said...

I like the store on 5th Ave too. That big glass cube is pretty wild looking when you pass it on the street.

Mom Knows Everything said...

The guy standing at the door looks very happy with a big smile on his face.

Ian France said...

I'm new to this blog and just wanted to say that your heading picture is amazing! So perfect!

Kitty said...

Hi Dana
Actually the smiling guy works for the store, and is making sure the store isn't overrun with shoppers. He was nice enough to give me a big smile.

Thanks so much. The hinterlands sound nice to me right now (I board the subway in a few minutes, lol)

Hi Adam
I haven't been over to the other store in ages. I must move my butt and check it out!

Hi Tammy
it's great to get such a big smile in a photo. Most people ignore me or look cross.

Welcome Arnold and thanks
I look forward to checking out your blog