Computers, digital accessories and other electronics products followed. The large overall store was increasingly successful and crowded with customers. A mail order division was started in Internet orders were later fulfilled from this location. The store was quietly closed in Macy's previously tried to sell consumer electronics at the same location with other outside vendors twice in the previous decade. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Former type. Archived from the original on February 5, Retrieved February 5,
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The former buildings have been replaced with a foot condo tower that is nearing completion. The pinnacle of the nearby Woolworth Building, with its green copper crown, comes into focus to the west. The apartment has a double-height living room with foot ceilings, wide plank herringbone Italian oak flooring and decorative moldings.
In terms of real estate and business, Rachelle Friedman is a pioneer in downtown Manhattan. Together with her husband Joe, Friedman opened the electronics retailer originally in one storefront at 23 Park Row in That same year, while breaking through the business and music industry ceilings, Friedman was also among the first class of female graduates from Brooklyn PolyTech, now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. While the Friedmans expanded their store in both directions on the street, they eventually bought buildings 15 through 31 on Park Row, and are now converting them into luxury residences. I chatted with Friedman about her experience as a businesswoman in New York City and her adjustment to real estate development:. It was very near to the school I went to, PolyTech, and where Joe was working as an electrical engineer. And we expanded and started selling records, cameras, musical instruments, and anytime a store became available on the block we rented it.
According to New York Daily News , employees were handed their pink slips that day. Factoring in that this is happening just-before the middle of April and roughly a week-and-a-half before Record Store Day, even the timing of this sudden closing is puzzling. For one thing, the four-building Park Row set-up could be pointed to from pretty much anywhere in New York as a monument that people do still exchange currency for something physical that will play music for them. The prices were fair-to-shockingly low, the organization was top notch and the selection was absurdly deep.