The new Apple store in Grand Central Terminal is a lovely, understated project in one of the city’s premier public spaces.
All the same, some sour apples have been complaining that the Cult of Steve has been paying below market rents for its space, leading to an investigation by the state. The M.T.A. counters that Apple is still paying more than the previous tenant, and its arrival means bigger revenues across Grand Central, given Apple’s appeal. This latter bet appears to be paying off.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been stamping his feet for years over his desire to land the holy grail of retailers: an Apple Store. After all, the M.T.A. bent over backwards to bringing a glowing Temple of Jobs into Grand Central. But it looks like Marty can forget about it, as Apple may be opening its next outer borough outlet in Queens County, not Kings County.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who, if nothing else, excels at boosterism, has made a video in which he pleads (via an email typed on an iPad purchased in Manhattan) for Apple to open a store in the Borough of Kings.
Gothamist has the footage.
Here’s a snippet from the email, addressed to “Mr. Read More